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Will Working From Home Become The New Norm?

With lockdown restrictions looking to be completely lifted very soon, there are some big decisions that companies will have to now make in terms of how a normal working week will look. One thing that the pandemic has shown is that working from home IS possible, it DOES work and productivity isn’t necessarily lost, so do we all go back to the office five days a week or do we take this opportunity and make working from home the new norm?

Working from home benefits: No commute

There will be pros and cons for all the aspects we cover here because final decisions will come down to what suits you but many people find the commute to work stressful, boring, long and that it cuts into too much of their day. Working from home allows you to gain that extra time back which you could use for sleeping in a little longer, getting a workout in, walking the dog or spending more time with the kids before school. Another huge benefit of working from home and ditching that long commute is the impact it can have on the planet. Research has shown that CO2 levels have dropped significantly since home working came into play and if we continued to do this, even if it was part-time, we could reduce the UK’s emissions by up to 127 million tonnes by 2025!

Working from home benefits: No commute

Better Work/Life Balance

By cutting out that lengthy commute and by switching your computer off at say 5pm, you are able to get a far healthier work/life balance. After coming through a tough year, the worry of becoming ill, the stresses and strains, we are all looking for a happier and more fulfilled life. Working from home could provide you with more time for exercise, for self-care, for relaxing, for spending time with friends and family, it is surely the better way to work in the future?

Increased Productivity

With no distractions from office colleagues, flexible working hours coming into the working day due to the fact that you can easily leave and return to your job, productivity hasn’t really been affected by more people working from home. Technology has allowed meetings to continue, zoom has allowed people to stay in contact and being at home or in your home office is more comfortable. If you are fortunate to have the space to accommodate a garden room this has seen productivity improve considerably due to the fact that it is soundproofed, light and airy, away from the house and allows you to carry your work out in a professional manner. The best part has to be the walk home… Across the garden. Working like this is far more satisfying, isn’t it?

More Flexible Working

As mentioned above, making working from home the new norm can also make flexible working possible because it is easy to leave work as you need to and return back to it. Flexible working will allow you to free up childcare, to attend school meetings, get to daytime appointments and work as and when it suits your lifestyle.

Possibly Better Health

Taking all of this into consideration, will working from home lead to better health overall? If we can reduce stress levels, improve self-care, spend more time doing what we love, spend more time with family and juggle life a little less, will life be more rewarding and will this reflect in the UK’s health? It will be interesting to see.

There is a lot to think about and consider here and all of these pointers will come with pros and cons depending on your personal situation but if you think working from home could be better for you, why not go for it permanently?

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Working From Home? It May Be Time To Invest In A Garden Room!

Since Coronavirus hit, working from home has become the new norm and for many people, this may become a permanent fixture. Many companies are realising the benefits of their staff working from home– money-saving, better for the environment, flexible working– and if home working becomes your new normal, you are going to need a better place to work from than the spare bedroom! If your garden space allows, perhaps it is time to invest in a garden room?

A Quiet Zone

We would have to say that the biggest bonus of having a garden room as your office is that you can escape the noise of the home. Your garden room will come with insulation plus soundproofing which will allow you to feel completely at ease in the knowledge that you won’t be disturbed. 

A Place For Everything

I’m not sure how your covid-19 home working set-up looks right now but I can imagine it is a little bit chaotic? In an office, you have the luxury of space, a functional desk, a comfortable office chair, a printer room, perhaps a closed office and a tea room. In your home, you probably have a corner desk in a spare room, a kitchen table or maybe the sofa? As for office equipment, it’s not really something we all invest in normally but if you had your own garden room office you could kit it out with all you need and have plenty of space in which to keep it. Did you know that a garden room can also have a water supply? This means you could even have a kitchenette added into your plans.

No More Cluttered Home

And with a dedicated space for your office stuff, you will be able to get your home back to what it once was and be able to enjoy it again along with the rest of your family.

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Let’s face it, we all dread it when a zoom call gets scheduled whilst there are children in the house! And you can guarantee that as soon as you go live, all hell will break loose. What with that and the sounds of the TV, the washing machine or the front door going all happening during phone calls, it isn’t exactly screaming I’m a professional, is it? A garden room will take you away from all of that and will give you the calming atmosphere you need in order to get your job done well.

Leave Your Work Behind

Working from home has so many amazing pros to it; no commute, access to your home comforts, in for deliveries. But one downside is that you can never fully leave your work behind because it is always there niggling away at you. It can be so easy to just tell your other half ‘oh just another half an hour’, or to pop up to finish a little bit off before the morning or to just click back into those emails but that doesn’t give you a healthy work/life balance. By moving your office out of the home and into the garden, you will be able to leave work, shut and lock the door behind you and return home without a second thought. A garden room allows you to keep your workplace separate from home and will help you to switch off at the end of each day.

So, why not give us a call today and see if we can help to solve all of your home working woes?

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