A Trend for Increased Homeworking
Prior to the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic, homeworking has been on the rise – albeit relatively slowly. The report ‘Homeworking in the UK: before and during the 2020 lockdown*’ – thought to be the first to analyse data regarding homeworking in the pandemic – found 1.5 % of those in employment reported working mainly from home in 1981 rising to 4.7% in 2019. When the UK went into lockdown in March 2020 the number of people working from home accelerated rapidly to a peak of 43.1% in April 2020 falling back slightly to 36.5% by June of the same year.*2
Homeworking doesn’t work for everyone long-term and many people will return to the office. What’s clear though is that some companies and their employees are benefitting from the homeworking model meaning levels of remote working and the number of hybrid office / homeworking split roles will be much higher post-pandemic. Ditching the daily commute, finding a better work-life balance or simply being more productive away from distractions in the office are all positive benefits derived from homeworking.
Finding a Suitable Homeworking Space
With long-term homeworking becoming a reality for many of us, it’s important to remember the vast majority of people had not anticipated needing to make provision for permanent workspace within the home. Whilst there are many benefits to homeworking, finding a quiet space away from family, noise or other distractions can be a major challenge. With a lack of space dedicated to work at home, many of us have found ourselves setting up camp at the kitchen table or perched on the edge of the sofa. Whilst this may get us by for a few weeks, having a proper homeworking space allowing us to keep our work and home lives separate, at least to some degree, is usually the optimum scenario – And with Sublime Rooms that may not be as costly as it may seem at first.
Homeworking with Sublime Rooms
If you are looking for a productive space that separates your personal and work life without leaving your house to return to the office, a garden room may be the perfect solution. Our Sublime Rooms are made in the UK using premium materials and manufacturing techniques, making the perfect homeworking space in your own garden. Here are some ways in which you can use a Sublime Room to create an optimum space to work:
Size does matter! – Our Sublime Rooms can be manufactured in a size tailormade for you and your garden. Ensure you have all the space you need for desks, chairs and furniture to work in comfort
Special insulation – Our Sublime Rooms are made with special insulation which keeps them cool in summer and warm in winter with minimal heating or cooling requirements. This means you can work comfortably whatever the weather outside
Windows and bi-fold doors – High-quality windows and bi-fold doors incorporated in every Sublime Room provide a light, airy feel for a pleasant working environment
A colour scheme to suit you – Choose from a vast range of exterior and interior textures and colours for the walls of your garden room to create a stress-free, personal workplace setting you can be proud of
Choice of flooring – Among our huge range of interior options is a massive selection of flooring options – choose from easy to clean hard floors in relaxing wood effects and other designs to something a little softer
Sockets– Every Sublime Room is tailormade and designed around you. We will work with you to ensure you have as many sockets as you require in suitable positions so you can work uninterrupted in safety and comfort
A room within a room – If you prefer to shut yourself away for the day without going back to the house, we can install a separate room to house facilities such as toilets and washbasin
Straightforward installation – Depending on the size, specification and intended use of your Sublime Room, you may not need to obtain planning permission meaning that you can add extra space for your home quickly and stress free
Affordable space – A Sublime Room can provide the extra homeworking space you need but without the price tag or inconvenience of a brick-built extension to your main home
If you find yourself unable to go back to the office or simply relish the opportunity to continue working from home, but need a little extra homeworking space, the team at Sublime Rooms can help. Click here to arrange a free consultation about a garden room tailored to your needs!