Custom garden offices can boost productivity

It is no secret that the last couple of years have really taken their toll on employees throughout the UK. With many jobs grinding to a halt during covid, employers changing policies to adapt to new ways of working, and the subsequent hike of prices over the last few months have seen stress levels rise – and it’s no surprise! The CIPD, however, has reported a rise in employee productivity for those employees who are working a hybrid role – at home and in the office. But what about those who are not able to work from home? Could a custom garden office be the answer?

Top uses for your custom garden office

  • Meeting room
  • Staff room
  • Visitor waiting room
  • Reception
  • Gallery/product room

According to a study carried out by Future Workplace, ensuring your employees get as much natural light as possible during the day can affect their mood, sleep patterns, and eye health and increase their vitamin D levels. Natural light can also heighten productivity levels in the workplace and is sought after by employers who are looking to support their employees in the best way possible. It can be challenging to provide all staff with the right levels of natural light, particularly if you are in an internal office. That’s why Handmade Hideaways recommend office garden rooms for your outside space.

Designing a custom garden office for your home

When it comes to choosing a custom garden office for your home, you are not going to be looking for an off-the-shelf fix. Not only will this not work for your needs, but you will find that you may waste a lot of your hard-earned money on a retreat that you end up ignoring. Designing your own retreat is the perfect way to get exactly what you are looking for from a garden room, whether you need an office, somewhere to escape to, or somewhere to host your garden parties!

Once you have decided how best to use your retreat, why not start to consider how you would like it to look internally? Will you need shelving and comfy floors, or are you happy with hardwearing flooring that can withstand foot traffic throughout the year? Consider also your colour palette. Depending on the view you have from your garden building, you may wish to incorporate some of the outside colours into your garden building to create a seamless transition from outside to inside.

One of the best parts of designing and creating your garden retreat is the ability to treat it just like any other room in your house. If you need lighting and running water, this is possible in your garden building and can be designed around what you are using the space for. During our consultation meetings, we will talk about what you need in your garden room, including electricity and plumbing, so that we can plan these elements from the beginning.

Depending on when you are going to use your garden room, you may also need to think about insulating your space. If you are planning on using it as a year-round library or office, you will need to keep your space warm during the autumn and winter months, or you may not be able to spend much time out there! At Handmade Hideaways, we can ensure your retreat is as energy-efficient as possible, so you can enjoy your space without worrying about your carbon footprint or rising costs.

Commercial treehouses are on the rise for holidays

This year, people have been spending more time at home, so it has become more and more important for people to find holiday destinations that feel like home. The tourism industry is constantly looking for ways to appeal to those who want to be close to nature and do not want to spend a lot of money on a holiday. Staying in a treehouse would be the perfect solution. The future of commercial treehouse buildings is somewhat optimistic, as more people are looking to spend their free time in a natural environment and, at the same time, saving money and time by travelling less. Whether a staycation or a family gathering, a treehouse is a perfect way to spend your time.

Historically, treehouses have been the pinnacle of our childhoods. Days spent playing in the garden or the local woods, building forts and homes in the trees are firm in our minds. This could be the reason why commercial treehouses as a holiday destination are so popular. We are trying to recreate the excitement of our childhoods and show our families how much fun can be had from camping in luxury treehouses that are built to satisfy all the needs we could have on our staycations.

Our focus on environmentally conscious holidays is growing, and many holidaymakers are now expecting eco-friendly services from staycation destinations. This is where commercial treehouses will truly flourish. What could be more environmentally friendly than staying in a beautiful treehouse that is built to be green, using natural resources and solar power to generate electricity? Handmade Hideaways are your local green commercial treehouse team who builds all projects to your exact specifications and ideas. If you are looking for a selection of commercial treehouses that offer luxury and sustainability, you can be sure Handmade Hideaways will deliver.

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A Merry Christmas from the Handmade Hideaways team

Throughout 2022, the Handmade Hideaways team has worked with some amazing commercial and domestic clients on creating the perfect custom garden office for their homes, treehouses that could fit a family of four and unique projects that offer a sense of flare and style. We would like to thank our loyal customers for their continued support throughout 2022, and we look forward to working with you again next year. Until that time, we wish old customers and new, a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.