Building a Separate Workspace for Working from Home

Home Improvement

If you have been working from home full or part time since the pandemic, something that you, like many other people, may struggle with is keeping home life and work life separate. When your home is also your workplace this can cause many problems, from privacy to distractions, and you need a suitable place to be able to work from in order to be able to work from home effectively.

Creating a space that is separate from the home is something that many people do to enable them to work from home. Structures like garden rooms, or oak framed garages like these are both ideal for use as a separate area to work from.

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Before you go ahead and start getting the builders to come in, first think about a suitable place to put your work area. Bear in mind that you will need utilities and so it will need to be connected to electricity, and you may want other supplies out there too such as water and drainage.

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This is where you need to consider your budget. As well as the structure itself, you need to consider the cost of the materials, the labour costs and of course the equipment that you need to put in it – some of which you may already have but there may be things that you want to put in there, so you have it how you want it to be.

Another thing that it is essential to check when you are doing any building work is planning permission. Contact the planning department at the local council and let them know your plans, and they will be able to advise you how to go about getting planning permission and if it is needed (in some cases it is not, however it is always something that you should check).

Once you have done all of this and you are happy with the outcome of your plans you can then start to get some quotes from builders and get to work on building your new workspace!

Written by suNCh8

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