Your Garden Office Kit – Everything You’ll Need to Set Up
3rd August 2020
A garden office kit is just what you’ll need if you’re planning to work from home. Whether you’re employed remotely, or self-employed, working from home is a great gig. The only thing is, you’ll need to prepare your workspace.
Working in the garden is preferable to working in the house for many reasons. One of the main reasons being that a different physical space from where you spend your leisure time can help promote a different mental space.
Keeping work and homelife separate can be difficult when you work where you live, and it’s important to separate the two. Allowing your working day to bleed into your leisure time can have a negative impact on your mental health by increasing stress levels. Being able to shut off from work and walk away means you can make the most of working from home.
Once you’ve got an outdoor room to work in, you’ll need to compile a garden office kit
What You’ll Need in Your Garden Office Kit
Firstly, you’ll need to have a garden room that can be set up as a garden office. If you’re thinking of having one built, then assess the minimum size you’ll need. Most modern offices don’t require much space, so don’t worry if your garden is on the small side.
A garden room with lots of windows and bi-fold glass doors is a brilliant way to give the illusion of space. As long as your eyeline goes beyond the end of your garden room, your office will feel spacious.
Once you’ve got the room sorted, it’s time to compile your kit!
Somewhere to sit is an essential piece of garden office kit
If you’re likely to spend a large chunk of your working day sat down, it’s very important to ensure you’ll be comfy. Splash out on a comfortable office chair and desk setup.
Buying the chair separate to the desk is probably the easiest way of tailoring your purchase to your needs, but it’s essential to ensure the two will work well together.
For example, if the arms of your chair prevent you from sitting close to your desk, you might end up spending hours in an uncomfortable working position. Likewise if your desk is too low or too high.
Once you’ve got your sitting position covered, the rest should fall into place.
Invest in tech
Having sorted somewhere to sit, something to work on is next on the agenda. Technology varies depending on which field of work you’re in, but be mindful of the space your equipment take up. If the desk you’re planning on buying won’t fit the tech you need, then it’s time to rethink your purchases.
Here is some must have tech for your new office.
Don’t forget the stationery!
Although most offices are paperless, there will be times that stationery is required. A good old-fashioned pen and notepad should be on hand for you to grab when needed. Snail mail might also be called upon now and again so make sure you buy envelopes too.
Get your storage in order
Even the most minimalist office will need to utilise storage at some point. Invest in a shelving unit that’s big enough for files. This will give you a multipurpose storage option (or somewhere to display your succulents if it goes unused).
A coffee machine
Last but not least, you need to consider the thing that keeps this whole operation running: caffeine. A coffee machine is a great investment for your garden office kit. It means that you can make drinks without having to keep returning to the main house, and most machines will even keep the pot warm for you! An all-round good buy.