Whether you work from home frequently or you’re simply looking at options to add more living space to your home, it can be hard to know which route to take.
Do you brave the costs and opt for an extension or a conservatory? Or are you looking for something else? Well, we’re here to open your mind to another solution - an office garden room extension.
You’ll be pleased to discover the many advantages of opting for a garden room extension. We’ll cover the main benefits of this alternative in this blog.
Read on to learn why you should choose an office garden room extension…
Working from home investment
If you’re searching for a place where you can work from home long-term, an office garden room extension is a superb investment. They’re perfect for those looking for permanent fixtures, providing you with a comfortable and stylish solution to remote working.
Plus, if you ever stop needing a garden office extension for working, you’ll be able to re-purpose the space to be whatever you desire. After all, you’ll likely never complain about having access to more living space.
For example, some customers have transformed their office garden rooms into hobby rooms, home cinemas, and even personal gyms.
A home away from home
Imagine you have a project deadline, or perhaps you’re scheduled to join a Zoom meeting with clients. If you don’t have access to a place where you can thrive professionally, it’ll likely result in the quality of your work dwindling.
On the other end of the spectrum, sometimes just having access to your own space at home can feel priceless. After all, everyone needs somewhere to relax, unwind and have some ‘you’ time. If you have an office garden room extension, you’ll be able to use it to do just that.
Office garden rooms are incredibly efficient assets. For example, an office garden room extension is (on average) 50% more efficient compared to a room with traditional timber framing.
This means you’ll feel warmer, and energy costs will be lower as they are more airtight and incredibly well-insulated. So much so, In fact, they’re known to be just as well insulated as most modern, energy-efficient homes.
How well-insulated an office garden room is will depend on a few factors. For example, how many windows you have installed can affect insulation performance. For more information on garden office room insulation, click here.
It’s also worth noting that not all office garden room suppliers provide sufficient insulation for all-year-round usage. Here at Rubicon, we do!
A garden office will add value to your property
If you’re a homeowner, you’ll likely always be thinking about ways in which you can add value to your home. Installing a superb garden office room extension is a sure way to do that.
But how much value do they add to your home, exactly? The likes of property gurus Phil Spencer and Sarah Beeny generally expect a garden room to add 5-7% to the value of a property.
Of course, the percentage of added value will depend on variable factors. For example, the size of the extension or bespoke features can influence the overall resale value.
See below for the main reasons why adding an office garden room extension to your home adds value:
- Prospective buyers believe homes with an office garden room extension have the ‘wow factor’.
- Your home will have additional living space that’s functional and appealing.
- Many people work from home permanently. So, an office garden room extension could be the cherry on the cake for many prospective buyers.
- An office garden room extension will be particularly appealing for those who want to add an extension to their newly purchased home.
- Prospective buyers will have the option to re-purpose the room should they desire.
Most of the time, you don’t need planning permission
Generally speaking, office garden rooms do not have to seek planning permission. However, there are exceptions!
Unless your home is a listed building or is in an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB), you won’t need to go through the hassle of securing planning permission.
In addition, you’ll need to ensure your new office garden room doesn’t take up more than 50% of your outdoor space and is no higher than 2.5m (from the very bottom to the top of the roof).
If you’re unsure or have questions about office garden room installation, feel free to call us. Click here to be taken to our contact information page.
Guide - for more information on garden rooms and planning permission, read our guide here.
They’re quick and easy to install
A home extension project can easily take between three months to a year to finish. That’s a lot of stress and disruption!
Let’s start at the very beginning of a traditional home extension project. At the very least, you’ll need to secure planning permission, ensure you’re complying with the appropriate Building Regulations and hire construction specialists - and this will all take place before the work starts!
And then, after you’ve sorted all of the above, the building of the actual extension will take place. And, to put into perspective - a simple single-rear extension project of around three metres will set you back around four months.
Alternatively, with an office garden room extension, you’ll be looking at an installation time of 10 to 14 days (on average), depending on the model. So, if you’re looking for a solution that’ll save you time, money, stress, and disruption to your daily life - it’s a no-brainer.
An office garden room extension will enhance productivity
The hustle and bustle of the average household can be a lot to bear when you’re trying to be productive - and, if you work from home a lot, you’ll know just how important it can be to have somewhere quiet to concentrate.
And, even if you’re currently working from the box room - chances are you can still hear everything that’s going on around you, even if you try to ignore it!
An office garden room may not be far from your main house, but it’ll provide a wealth of benefits concerning working productivity and concentration.
Office garden rooms are cost-effective
An office garden room will undoubtedly save you money (and time!) in the long run - and in more ways than one. See below for the main cost-effective benefits of an office garden room extension:
- You’ll have access to an immaculate and spacious extension to your home at a fraction of the cost of a home extension project.
- You’ll save on commuting to work costs.
- At Rubicon, the installation and foundation costs are included in the price. So, you’ll save on additional costs associated with traditional extension projects, such as labour, materials and VAT.
- Our office garden rooms offer superb insulation, saving you money on your energy bills.
- You’ll be adding significant value to your home.
Rubicon: the home of premium outdoor garden rooms
At Rubicon Garden Rooms, we’re proud to say we offer an extensive range of premium outdoor garden rooms, with each creation offering its own unique selling points. A few of these unique benefits include:
- Our garden rooms are designed to stand the test of time, with 20-year guarantees (T&Cs apply).
- We give the option for composite cladding, which will mean your new garden room will require no maintenance.
- Our garden rooms are built to be eco-friendly additions to your outdoor space. We use premium quality, sustainably-sourced materials as much as possible.
- We’ll take care of everything through every step of the process, unlike many other garden room manufacturers!
- Bespoke designs are always a possibility here at Rubicon Garden Rooms.
If you’re interested in learning more about top-of-the-range garden rooms ahead of the colder seasons ahead - get in touch today.
For a free, friendly consultation, contact Rubicon today, and we’ll be happy to discuss your garden office project
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