How Garden Cabins Make a Perfect Productivity-Boosting Workplace

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Updated on 02 Sep 2019 · 3 min read
Garden cabins are becoming a popular place to work from home. Not only do they provide a quiet workspace, free from interruption, they are also a natural hub of productivity.

Most people who work from home take great joy in ridding themselves of the daily commute. Another bonus often cited by those who work from home is the option of flexible working hours. A recent study showed that workers who were left to arrange their own working hours were often more productive and much happier than those who weren’t.

Flexible working hours often means that you can choose to work at times you are most alert and easily motivated. This way of working helps to eliminate the 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. energy slumps experienced by those who work the fixed hours of 9 to 5.

How Garden Cabins Make a Perfect Productivity-Boosting Workplace

Garden cabins help boost productivity in many more ways than just lending themselves to flexible working hour. This list will highlight the other ways working from a garden cabin can increase your productivity and supersize your output.

natural light in garden cabins

Garden cabins let in lots of natural light

Believe it or not, natural light is the key to success. A recent study exploring daylight in the workplace found that those who were exposed to the most natural light found an 84% reduction in eyestrain, headaches and blurred vision. These symptoms are common among office workers who spend a lot of time at the computer, and often lead to fatigue and a slower work pace.

By reducing the above symptoms, productivity, will naturally increase. Natural light helps workers thrive, while artificial light found in most large offices can cause eyestrain, fatigue and a drop in productivity. Garden cabins usually have large window areas and glass doors, meaning daylight can be optimised and productivity will be boosted with very little effort.

Garden cabins are usually immersed in nature

It had been suggested that humans crave a connection with nature. Whether this desire can traced back to a time when humans spent all of their time in nature, no one can be sure. Working close to nature has been linked with better productivity.

Most garden cabins will be surrounded by some greenery – even if it’s just a lawn and a couple of bushes. Any amount of greenery should have an effect on the worker in question. 

Being closer to nature can help low blood pressure and make people feel relaxed. In turn, a relaxed worker is a productive one.

How Garden Cabins Make a Perfect Productivity-Boosting Workplace

Interruptions are minimal

Although it’s obvious, it’s worth mentioning: people work better without interruption. Generally, a garden room’s physical distance from the main house will provide enough of a barrier to discourage interruption. If someone you live with is forced to go out of their way to talk to you, it’s more likely they’ll think twice before taking the plunge.

It’s much more tempting to interrupt someone when they’re in close proximity. By taking yourself out of the house and away from your family, you’re making it more difficult to be interrupted. When you have a long spell to concentrate on your work, you’ll get it done much faster. Changing your thought path between work and interruptions can waste much more time than the few seconds the interruption lasts. It can take up five minutes to regain concentration on the original task which means interruptions can cost you dearly!


Our Garden Office Features

Zero Maintenance

Modern Garden Offices are designed with the future in mind, and once your new workspace is in place there’s nothing to do to maintain it – ever! We use top-grade materials to ensure your garden office stands up to the elements for decades.

No Planning Needed

We have specifically designed our outdoor workspaces to meet pre-approved planning permission guidelines for garden offices. In most cases your Modern Garden Office can be installed without a planning application.

30+ Year Lifespan

We use innovate building methods and exceptional quality materials to ensure our Modern Garden Offices have a minimum life span of 30-years. All our buildings are backed by a 10-year warranty as standard, to give you peace of mind.

Equipped for Work

Modern Garden Offices are purpose-built workspaces, so we’ve factored in everything you need for comfort and productivity. Internet, telecoms, and plenty of power sockets can be included and placed wherever you like.

Fully Customisable

Our garden office designs can be easily customised. From the size and shape of the building to the quantity, style and placement of windows, doors, fixtures and fittings; we tailor your Modern Garden Office to your exact requirements.

Year-Round Use

Your garden office is designed for use throughout the seasons. Industry-leading energy efficient insulation to keeps your office space cosy, and we build in heating, lighting, and other home comforts so you can work year-round.

I have recently had a garden room built and am so pleased with the finished product. Although it is one of the smaller rooms, it has given me a spacious working space that has exceeded my expectations.

Jo Hunt (September 2021)

Steve and Sam completed our room not that long ago and it was a fantastic job through from our initial contact with Mandy to the final completion.

Graham Cartmell (September 2021)

From start to finish the Modern Garden Rooms team we're fantastic. Michael was great with the plans and talking us through our options and what would work to make the most of the small space we had.

Becky, Seth and Fern Bignall (October 2021)

Hi Mandy hope all is well with you. Many thanks for a wonderful space that you and your team created for us.

Matt from Liversedge (July 2020)

Communication is amazing, and Mandy is very thorough! Looking forward to works in the future.

David from Potton (June 2020)

Hi Amy, Martin & Jack were great this week. We enjoyed the build and greatly appreciated their efforts.

Richard from Sheffield (June 2020)

Hi Jonny, very happy with Lewis – good guy who gets on with the job and is easy to work with. The pool house looks great.

Janice From London (June 2020)

Lewis thank you once again for all your hard work over the past few days. The room looks fantastic, and we are delighted with it.

Corinna from Doncaster (April 2020)

Just like to say how great your guys were to deal with- a real credit to any business and exceptionally hard working.

Allen from Guildford (March 2020)

Hi Jonny! We are very happy thanks. It looks brilliant and the guys were lovely.

Jo from Farnham (March 2019)

Thanks again for everything. You’ve done a cracking job. I look forward to passing on your details to plenty of jealous friends and clients!

Tim from Kingswood (March 2019)


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