18 March, 2022

What Are the Benefits of Garden Office Pods?

Garden Office Pods are more than just a cool feature

Over the last few years, we've seen a boom in the popularity of garden office pods, and for good reason.

A garden office is more than a cool looking feature for your home. It can give you a sense of freedom, space, and professionalism. It could even improve your mental health and boost productivity.

At JML Garden Rooms, we've seen countless customers feel the benefit of our built-for-purpose garden offices.

Read on to find out some of the most significant advantages that your own garden office pod could bring to your life.


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What is a garden office pod?

A garden office differs from a traditional office in many ways.

While most traditional offices make use of rooms that already exist in the main house, your garden office will sit outside of the main building in your outdoor or garden space.

Our pods are built to order, unique structures that are designed to work for you - so really, your garden office can be whatever you want or need it to be. They can be equipped with electricity, heating and wifi for your laptop, mobile and tablet devices.

Some of our clients go for a "computer nook" vibe - cosy and secluded, with plenty of windows to observe the outside world as you work.

Others want a more minimal and modern home office, with wooden floors and white walls. The beauty of a bespoke garden room is that it can be whatever you want it to be.


What are some of the benefits of building a garden office?

Garden offices come with many benefits. We have listed some of the top ones below. 


A Sense of Space

Working, relaxing, eating and living all in the same space can feel suffocating sometimes.

During the pandemic, many workers have found themselves working from their own front room. The way we work is changing, and a new garden office is just the thing to help you form healthy new habits and acclimatise to a new way of working.


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Improved mental health

Creating psychological space between tasks sounds simple, but can actually have a huge impact on your mental wellbeing.

Separating work and home life helps us to relax when we need to relax, and focus when we need to focus. It keeps things in order in our minds and establish a routine, which is a vital ingredient to maintaining good mental health.


Boosted Productivity

Having your own dedicated garden building where you devote yourself to your work can actually encourage you to stay focussed and tick more things off your to do list.

In a space that's explicitly designed to minimise distraction, you'll find yourself getting more done.


Increased Property Value

The more space your home has, the more its value climbs. However, a garden office pod not only means more space, but increases your home's desirability to buyers, encouraging sale faster.

A garden room is a major draw for all kinds of people including professionals and families. Even if you have a small garden, garden buildings maximise the outdoor space and make them look fantastic.


No More Commuting

Commuting to and from your office can be both time consuming and expensive. With a garden office pod, you can be at your desk in 5 minutes. No more running for the train!


Good for the Environment

You're also going to be reducing your carbon footprint by travelling less. Building a new garden building won't just benefit you, but the planet too.


More time with your Family

Commuting takes time - even if you leave your office space at 5.30pm, it's likely it'll take you at least half an hour to get home.

With a garden office pod, you'll be back with your family in minutes. This ensures you don't miss out on valuable bonding time, such as dinner and bath time.


garden office meeting room


Increased Feeling of Professionalism

Conducting meetings from your sofa doesn't exactly scream "professional".

Your own garden office will help to add to the image you wish to convey to your co workers and clients. An attractive and functional environment will assist you in feeling like a capable professional.


Fully Customisable

At JML Garden Rooms, we build to your requirements. This means that whatever your taste in design or your functional need, we'll be able to deliver the perfect product for you.

We love to get to know our clients and truly understand what it is they need. We work with you every step of the way to make sure you're delighted with the finished solution.


Is it cheaper to build your own garden rooms?

The answer is, overall, no.

Chances are that if you decide to design and install yourself it'll take double the time, double the effort and could end up costing you more in the long run. Mistakes are costly when building new structures, and an improperly installed garden office could be a lot more trouble than it's worth.

Even if you're experienced in DIY, it's unlikely you'll be able to achieve the insulation, functionality and aesthetic that our expert team creates every day.

If you're looking for a high performance, high quality garden room, always seek out a professional to design and install it.


Are garden offices a good investment?

Yes! Garden offices are a huge selling point if you're thinking of selling your property in the future.

You could also argue that a garden office pod is an investment for your professional life, too. A high-performance garden office can create a productivity boom, advancing your career faster.

Read more on the value garden offices add to a property. 


Do you need planning permission for a home office in the garden?

Most of the time, you don't need planning permission for garden room buildings. If it doesn't surpass certain dimensions and adheres to a few rules, we should be able to build your structure quickly with minimal fuss.

In some cases, planning permission will be required. The rules can be a bit complicated and often come down to the proposed use of the garden room. Anything that could potentially "disrupt the surrounding community" might require permission from your local council.

For example, if you're planning to host a number of people there, or to have regular in-person meetings involving multiple co-workers, this could be regarded as disruptive.

If you're unsure whether or not you'll need to seek permission for your garden room, don't hesitate to give us a call for some guidance or read our article on planning permission.


studio garden office


I'm interested... What next?

At JML Garden Rooms, it's our pleasure to design and install the perfect garden office for you. We understand that your individual circumstances, such as who you are and what you do, are going to impact your requirements.

That's why we provide bespoke service in every case to ensure you get a unique product that perfectly matches your needs.

Get in touch today!

Don't hesitate to give us a call for more information. We look forward to hearing from you!

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