Working from home has become the “new normal” for many and is clearly a trend that’s here to stay. This flexibility has been welcomed according to research from The Future Strategy Club. 52% of UK workers enjoy a better work-life balance so wish to continue working from home once the Covid-19 pandemic subsides. The “Shoffice” makes the best of both worlds. It’s not out of place in the garden and is totally functional as a workspace.
What do you Need to Work From Home in a Shoffice?
Although there are many benefits, one of the main drawbacks of home working is that suitable space is needed. A desk, chair, computer, phone and appropriate lighting are usually essential.
Firstly, multiple screens, filing cabinets and a printer all take up precious room so workers need space. Initially, many used existing space in their homes. As a result, if a spare room was not available, they set up office each day in their dining rooms, kitchens or lounges.
As the pandemic rolled into 2021, homeworkers started to look beyond their four walls for space to dedicate to their job and create a garden shed office. Enter the “Shoffice”.
Looking to the Garden to Find Space
The Posh Shed Company’s latest design, The Richmond, is available in four builds. Its insulated and double-glazed options are a popular choice for those looking for a garden office as above all, it still looks traditional in the garden.
Design Engineer, Mr F from Wales, took the first delivery of his “shoffice”, a “Comfortably Posh” fully insulated and double-glazed Richmond Shed in early September, and plans to use it as a home office.
I work from home pretty much all the time now and room in the house was becoming limited. So I looked to my garden to find space.
“I work from home pretty much all the time now and room in the house was becoming limited. So I looked to my garden to find space” he says, “I’ve had power put in and just needed a desk and a chair to complete the set up. I’m close enough to the house for the Wi-Fi to reach which was a bonus”.
The Richmond particularly appeals to people looking to reclaim their dining table after working from home since the pandemic. Its door is in the long side, made possible by an attractive gable over the door. The interior can separate into two areas creating space for an office set up on one side and storage or breaktime relaxation on the other.
Shoffices aren’t just for working from home though. Hobby or craft sheds provide a perfect space away from the house for creativity to grow.
Rise of the Homeworker
Kay Frost is Co-Founder of The Posh Shed Company, “We have seen a rise this year in customers looking for sheds to work from home in all year round. Our “Comfortably Posh” range meets that demand by creating an inviting space to work in or pursue a hobby. The walls, roof and floor are fully insulated and it has a double-glazed door & windows. Finally, guttering is fitted to the solid build, so it’s quiet when the rain comes”.
Available in 3 widths from 3m (10ft) to 4.9m (16ft) and 2 depths, 1.8m (6ft) and 2.4m (8ft). The Richmond “Comfortably Posh” Shed starts at £10,289 including VAT, installation and delivery to most of mainland Britain.