As more UK businesses adopt remote or hybrid working arrangements, many remote workers are turning to garden offices as a dedicated area to work at home. Not only do garden rooms provide a space for you to work without distraction, but they also create a natural separation between your work and home life.
If you’re considering creating a garden space of your own, chances are that you’re wondering whether buying or building a garden office is best for you. This is an important decision that should be carefully considered before you dive in. To help you make an informed decision, we’ve taken a closer look at both alternatives.
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Option 1: Building a garden office
For those who are DIY-inclined, building your own garden office is certainly possible. You have the choice of either buying a pre-made kit and installing it or designing and building the office yourself from scratch.
Pros of building a garden office:
Building your own garden office can also give you a great sense of pride and enjoyment, however, you should have ample DIY experience to help avoid frustration. What’s more, if everything goes to plan you may also save money on the project.
Cons of buildings a garden office:
While designing your own office space can be incredibly exciting, it’s important to remember that this process does take a considerable amount of time, especially if you decide to create your garden studio from scratch. Consider whether the time investment required for learning, designing and building the garden room is feasible for you before choosing this option.
You’ll also need to source all of the materials yourself, which means you may end up purchasing excess materials too. A lot of materials are required when constructing a garden office, and you will also need a place to store these materials while the work is being completed.
Aside from storage, you will also need to remove the waste materials on your own, or by hiring somebody to help (additional cost), whereas a garden office company would take care of this. You’ll likely also need to find and consult experienced trades, such as an electrician or a plasterer, for their expertise.
Finally, you may find it quite limiting to follow online guides in terms of design, and may find it frustrating when the final product is not quite as you envisioned it to be. A garden office company will work with you from the outset to understand your vision and construct your ideal outdoor space.
Option 2: Buying your garden office
For those with the budget to do so, purchasing a garden office through an industry specialist is a great option. With garden offices being increasingly sought-after on the property market, a modern and insulated garden office can also be considered an investment into the future value of your home.
Pros of buying a garden office:
Firstly, it is worth noting that, when consulting a professional garden office company, you will find many sizes and tiers of garden offices available, suitable for a range of budgets and needs. You can visit Best Garden Room to find your local garden room company.
Purchasing your garden office is also time-efficient, allowing you to focus on your busy work schedule without worrying about the logistics as the build progresses. A specialist garden office company will source top-quality materials, which will then be installed by an experienced team.
When you work with a professional garden office company, you’ll also be gaining access to the wide network of connections that the business has, making it much more straightforward to find the right people for your needs.
Lastly, Garden offices from Garden Office Buildings come with a structural guarantee, providing you with further peace of mind.
Cons of buying a garden office:
Building your own garden office can work out to be more cost-effective, although this is assuming that the construction goes smoothly, and wastage of materials is low.
You may also enjoy the idea of building your own garden office space, however we highly recommend that you consider whether you have the appropriate DIY experience to avoid a half-finished project.
Build or buy – which is right for you?
Deciding whether to build or purchase your garden office is ultimately a personal choice.
While there are many documented cases of individuals successfully creating their own garden rooms from scratch, doing so without the proper experience of equipment can be extremely frustrating and costly. If you do intend on building your garden office, we suggest you carefully do your research before in order to understand the steps involved.
One reason why homeowners opt to build their own garden rooms is to save money. While it is true that using DIY kits can be more cost-efficient, it is worth considering the time investment required to set the space up yourself to the proper standards.
On the other hand, buying a garden office from an industry specialist ensures that your garden studio will be constructed to the highest standards. Your garden office will be built precisely to your desired measurements and size, so you will know exactly what you will be getting.
Thanks to the modern manufacturing and construction methods used, garden rooms are now much more affordable and cater to a variety of budget sizes and needs. When you consider how much you can save on renting out an office space, purchasing a garden office can also be a very economical solution.
Garden offices tailored to your needs
Here at Garden Office Buildings, we offer a range of standardised garden room options, as well as a bespoke garden room service, suitable for all budget sizes and needs. With over fifty years of experience in the garden building industry, we’re here to help you every step of the way.
To learn more about our diverse offering, contact us today on 01689 818 400 or get in touch via email at email@example.com . We are happy to answer any questions or queries that you may have.