How Garden Lodges Can Easily Be Turned Into Home Offices
6th December 2019
Garden lodges are built for many different uses, but most commonly to be used as an extra sitting room. It might be difficult to imagine how your cosy sitting room could either double up as, or be converted into a home office. Thankfully, these buildings are extremely versatile and it will only take a short while and a small amount of money to get things up and running.
First you’ll need to decide whether you’re changing your garden lodge into a room that will only be used as an office, or if you’re revamping the room to give it an extra purpose. There is no right or wrong answer, it’s down to personal preference (although you might want to ask advice from your accountant about what will work out best for your business accounts).
Turning Garden Lodges Into an Office Environment in 3 Easy Steps
Three simple steps to transform a garden lodge into a place of business might seem too good to be true, but this is the most efficient way to set things up.
Step one: Assess your needs
Will you be using this room as an office instead or as well as a sitting room? If you’re adding a purpose, will you need to rearrange or remove furniture to create enough space? The simplest way to assess the area you’re working with is to accurately measure it. Move the furniture around if necessary, this can be the simplest way of creating space in garden lodges.
Once you’ve figured out how much space you need, it’s time to decide on what furniture to buy. Most modern business only require a desk, a chair and a laptop in the early days, so try not to buy more than you need. If you’re planning on turning your lodge fully into an office, consider keeping some relaxed seating in case you’ll be hosting laid-back meetings with clients.
Step two: Buy the essentials
Now that you have the space and the exact measurements for the office, it’s time to get the ball rolling and buy furniture.
Shop around to see if you can get the style and size of furniture you want for a better price. Turning garden lodges into offices shouldn’t be an expensive affair. It should be a money saving way of creating office space in a structure you already have and use. Buying second hand or from a discount warehouse might help you save more money than you’ve bargained for.
Once the furniture arrives, it should fit perfectly in the space you’ve earmarked as everything should have been measured down to the last millimetre.
Step three: Get to work!
When your office is set up, all you really need to do is your work! Whether you’ve kept the room as a sitting room and added a desk, or completely converted it into an office, you should be proud of your new workspace.
Chances are, you’ve saved money, made your workspace look more professional and upped your productivity in a matter of days. That’s a level of efficiency any business owner should be proud of!