Is a Garden Pavilion the Best Choice for Your Home Office?
1st November 2019
Figuring out which room to set up your home office in can be tricky. Should you use a room in your main house or would a garden pavilion be a better option? These are important questions to ask yourself before you make a decision.
If you already have a garden pavilion on your property, the decision may be easier to make, depending on how suitable the existing building is. If not, it might be better for your business in the long-run if you were to build a garden office to work from.
Does your home business need a garden pavilion?
Below are some things to consider when planning where your home office should be. If you’re unsure whether to build a garden pavilion or work from a room inside your home, read below to help you reach a decision.
Will you be interrupted inside your home?
Having an office set-up inside your home is both cheap and convenient. It’s important to make the office space suitable for only business during the day, so that you’re not sharing the room with other members of your household while you work. If you have a family at home or share with housemates, it’s important to consider how accessible you are. Will you be interrupted frequently? Will you be disturbed when you’re dealing with clients? If the answer is no, then an office room inside your home could work for you.
If you’ve very likely to be interrupted, regardless of whether you’re with a client, a garden pavilion could be a more sensible answer. Not only is it in a separate building to you main house, it inconveniences the interrupters, making them less likely to re-offend.
Would a garden pavilion provide a more professional setting?
If you share your home with anyone at all, it might make for an unprofessional office-setting when it comes to seeing clients. From discarded toys, to undies drying on the hall radiator, a lived-in home is likely to look more like a busy household than a thriving office.
A garden pavilion means you can separate your office from the house, and bypass it completely. If it is set up with clients in mind, it’ll look much more professional than a spare room in your main living space. It’s more likely to give the impression of professionalism and reassure the clients you’re the right person for the job.
If you live alone, it’s easier to make your office room look like a place of business. Without the worry of others in your living space, it’s easier to keep the path to your office as tidy and business-like as possible.
Does your home have the space for an office?
If your business is taking up more space as it evolves, it might be time for it to move out! Renting an office space in town might seem like a natural evolution, but financially, there could be a better solution.
Rather than forking your hard earned money over to an office landlord, why not build a garden pavilion? It’ll be a tax deductible fixed asset that will be cheaper in the long-run to maintain and travel to. There’s no need to worry about rent hikes or a commute, and it’s still a professional setting to meet clients in. Speak to your accountant to determine whether a garden office room is a better option for your expanding business.