Whether you want to create an office within your own garden to save on the costs of renting a building or you simply want to be closer to nature as you work; garden offices are a fantastic way to establish your own business and keep yourself on a budget.
But where do you begin?
Even if you have already got a space ready and waiting to be taken over, designing your garden office needs to be carefully done to ensure that you make maximum your workspace. More importantly, you need to be wise with your office furniture design to ensure it looks professional and attractive to clients.
Step One: Assess Your Space
Resist the temptation to buy office furniture from off the shelf and take the time to truly examine where you plan to work. How do you plan to store files? How many desks will you need? How do you plan to divide the space?
Pull out a tape measure and create a plan of action that covers all the bases on storage, seating and work areas. Similarly, if you have got the budget, consider how you can alter the structural design to let in more light e.g. skylights, windows, doors etc. and experience the full effect of looking into your garden.
Step Two: Make Use Of What You’ve Got
The last thing you want is for your garden office space to come off as cramped to clients. That is why we strongly recommend taking advantage of integrated desks and storage. By investing in built-in furniture, you can maximise every square inch of your space and make it work for you.
Step Three: Make Wise Office Furniture Design Choices
Continuing from step two, get creative with your office furniture designs. Desks and work consoles that can fold away for instance, are a clever way to free up space when you don’t need it.
Similarly, you can adopt any of the following ideas:
- Build shelving and file storage into narrow spaces
- Utilise under desks areas to reduce redundant space – this can be achieved by designing a desk with in-built shelves and drawers.
- Customise your desks to your space – don’t buy off the shelf, but get your furniture made to measure.
- Add a window seat/daybed – there is a reason you’ve chosen a garden office, so make sure you don’t forget.
Any of these ideas can help you to effectively transform your garden office and experience optimum results from your space. So try out these steps today.
Samuel’s company, Vale Office Interiors, specialises in helping businesses to optimise their workplace through office space planning. From supplying and installing quality office furniture (chairs, executive furniture and storage items); their extensive experience in office planning Birmingham can ensure employees maintain efficiency and work to the highest standards. Feature photo source: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/85/Initstudios_-_garden_studio_office.jpg