A Garden Builder’s | Year in Review 2023

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We helped you create an office oasis in your back garden

Creating an outdoor office space is an excellent way to make working from home more enjoyable and productive. It allows you to be closer to nature, get away from distractions, and feel a sense of accomplishment. A bespoke outdoor office space from a garden builder can also provide an inspiring environment for creative thinking and problem-solving. Setting up your garden office for home working is relatively simple and can be achieved in a few steps. First, you should decide on how much space you will need in your outdoor office space.

Get in touch with Handmade Hideaways, your local garden builder team, who can help you select a suitable location, such as a patio or deck, that is comfortable and provides the necessary privacy, before building your bespoke office garden building. You should then set up the necessary furniture and accessories, such as a desk, chair, bookshelves, and filing cabinet. Finally, you can add plants and other decorations to make the space more inviting and inspiring.

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We explored the growing trend of commercial treehouses

If you’re looking for a unique way to boost your business, why not consider a commercial summer treehouse? Treehouses provide a unique and secluded environment that allows you to enjoy nature from the comfort of your own space. Whether you’re opening a new holiday business or looking to improve your current offering, commercial summer treehouses are a fantastic choice. From rustic cabins to luxury retreats, you’ll find a wide variety of options that can fit any budget and style. In this blog post, we explored the many benefits of commercial summer treehouses, including how to find the perfect one for your site.

Treehouses are making a comeback in a big way, with commercial summer treehouse rentals providing a unique experience for vacationers. Offering a different type of accommodation than traditional holiday lettings, commercial summer treehouse rentals can help you stand out from the competition, increasing your holiday lettings and attracting a whole new demographic of potential renters.

Generating repeat customers is easy when you provide a unique experience, and with a commercial summer treehouse rental built by a local garden builder, you can capitalise on the beauty of the outdoors to make a memorable rental opportunity. Not only that, but you can maximise your rental income with a creative and unique summer treehouse.

Whether you’re looking to provide a unique experience for vacationers, increase your holiday lettings or maximise your rental income, commercial summer treehouse rentals can help you achieve all those goals. With a unique, memorable rental opportunity, you’re sure to attract a whole new demographic of potential renters, making commercial summer treehouse rentals a great way to increase your rental income and provide an unforgettable experience for your customers.

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We helped you create the perfect reading nook

If you’re looking for a peaceful spot to relax and read with a little bit of nature, a garden hideaway reading nook is the perfect way to go. Whether you’re looking for a place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city or a secluded spot to get lost in your favourite book, a garden hideaway reading nook provides the perfect balance of comfort and nature. With just a few steps, you can create a cosy little spot to enjoy the soothing sounds of nature while you lose yourself in the pages of a good book. In this blog post, we discussed the benefits of creating a garden hideaway reading nook and some tips for creating the perfect hideaway from your garden builder.

There is often nothing better than getting out into the garden with a cup of your favourite hot drink and your latest read cradled in your arms. Unfortunately, many of us can only do this during the summer when it’s not tipping it down with rain or to windy to turn the pages! However, creating a garden reading nook could be the answer to reading in the garden all year round!

garden building from Handmade Hideaways perfectly answers your secluded reading nook. Our bespoke garden buildings are designed from scratch to your specifications, meaning you can use your new addition for a variety of your hobbies – including reading!

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Your garden builder looked at the ways you could use your summer hideaway

  • Home office or workspace: Set up a comfortable and productive summer hideaway for remote work or creative pursuits.
  • Guest accommodation: Create a cosy retreat for visitors with sleeping quarters and basic amenities.
  • Studio or workshop: Pursue hobbies such as painting, pottery, woodworking, or any other creative endeavour.
  • Fitness or yoga studio: Transform your garden building into a dedicated space for exercise, meditation, or yoga sessions.
  • Children’s playroom: Provide a designated area for kids to play, explore their imagination, and keep their toys organized.
  • Garden storage: Utilise the building to store gardening tools, equipment, bicycles, or outdoor furniture during the colder months.
  • Entertainment area: Set up a mini home theatre, gaming zone, or a space for socialising and hosting gatherings with friends and family.
  • Hobby room: Dedicate the space to your specific hobbies like photography, crafting, sewing, or model building.
  • Relaxation space: Create a serene retreat with comfortable seating, plants, and a soothing ambience for reading, meditation, or simply unwinding.
  • Home gym: Equip the building with exercise machines and weights for a convenient workout space without leaving your property.

Bespoke garden buildings offer a unique solution, providing a dedicated space that can be tailored to your specific needs and used for various purposes. Whether you’re hosting summer parties, creating a tranquil retreat, or seeking a home office away from the distractions indoors, a bespoke garden building is the perfect addition to your property.

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We gave you advice on building a sustainable outdoor space

Sustainable outdoor office design offers a myriad of benefits that extend far beyond its eco-friendly appeal. Firstly, it fosters a healthier and more productive work environment. By integrating natural elements like greenery and optimising access to sunlight, outdoor offices create a refreshing atmosphere that reduces stress, enhances mood, and promotes employee well-being. Improved air quality and circulation further contribute to a healthier workspace, reducing the risk of indoor pollutants that can often accumulate in traditional office settings. Moreover, the connection to nature can boost creativity and cognitive function, inspiring employees to think more innovatively and problem-solve effectively.

Additionally, sustainable outdoor office designs are inherently cost-effective in the long run. Incorporating energy-efficient features such as solar panels, rainwater harvesting systems, and passive heating and cooling techniques can significantly reduce utility bills and the overall carbon footprint of the workspace. Furthermore, the use of recycled and locally sourced materials minimises waste and supports local economies. This not only aligns with corporate sustainability goals but can also enhance a company’s reputation and attractiveness to environmentally conscious clients, partners, and talent. In sum, the benefits of sustainable outdoor office design extend beyond the immediate advantages of a green workspace, making it a forward-thinking and pragmatic choice for modern businesses.

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A merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from your garden builder

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our wonderful clients for their support over the last year. We have had a wonderful time working on your projects and look forward to continuing with existing and new clients in 2024.

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