With more and more people now working from home, you may be thinking about getting yourself a backyard office space to work from. However, with so many to choose from it can be a little bit daunting to know which is right for you. So, we have created a list of the top things to consider when choosing an office to help you.
What size office do you require? Do you just need a simple small space for just you and a computer? Or do you require space for others too? Perhaps you’re creative and need the space to make your work.
We recommend going with whatever size feels right for you and what you need. But remember, bigger doesn’t always mean better and speak with the relevant people if you require planning permission. This will likely vary from state to state.
The type of material your backyard office is to be made out of is something you should strongly consider. The most commonly used material is timber, but you can get backyard offices made from composite wood, plastic or metal. Generally speaking, timber is usually the most expensive option, but this is not always the case.
When shopping around be sure to learn if the office will come finished or not as this is something you will want to factor into your costs.
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Features – windows, roof style etc.
These are all things to factor in when choosing a backyard office. Not least because you will likely be spending a lot of time in there, but because this decision can help with other factors such as:
- How much it will cost
- Adding value to your property
- How much light you require – do you do creative work that requires a lot of natural light?
Whilst there are many backyard offices available that are ready to go, some more bespoke options will take a lot more time not only to make but to deliver and install. Some might also be shipped in from other states or even countries, so the date of purchase to installation could be months.
Another thing to consider when looking around is the maintenance of your backyard office. No matter what material you go for, you will likely require to carry out some form of maintenance.
We supply a wide range of wood finishing oils and opaque wood finishes to help keep your office looking better for longer. Head on over to our wood care section to learn more about our products and see which is right for you.
The last thing to consider is usually the most important but is also dependant on all the other points. Depending on what size you require, the style in which you wish it to be, and the materials it is made of will affect the overall costs.
While you might find a small backyard office for a few hundred dollars, you can also find others that are several thousand. We highly recommend shopping around and if possible, perhaps waiting on Spring and Summer sales.
We hope you found this post helpful and learned some things to consider when choosing a backyard office. If you have any other tips, tricks or advice, please feel free to leave them in the comments below. We love hearing from you!