Imagine stepping outside your home – the place where you like to relax, cook some dinner, play with the kids, watch TV – to walk 50’ to a backyard office. Privacy, peace and quiet, and comfort. Workstations, computers, design tables, shelves, and everything needed to successfully work from a home office shed.
Sheds have come a long way since the days of the rough stud walls and bare storage spaces. You can still find these everywhere and they serve a good purpose for storage, but what we’re talking about today is the upgraded and modern shed home office.
8 x 8 Office Shed
Options for Outdoor Office Sheds
Home office shed design
Write down what you do for work, and what you have at your work location. Do you work at a cubicle; what is the approximate size of your office space? Do you need a spot for just a computer and printer, and maybe a comfy chair, or are you getting set up to do woodworking or sewing? Do you need a garden office pod? Write down the size you think you might need and will fit your yard, and then click on the link below to get a visual guide on what size will work for you.
This article will help you get started on choosing the right shed size.
Insulated shed office + utilities
One of the keys to building a work space is comfort. If you spend your days freezing or boiling no one’s going to get any real work done. Ordering an electrical package and insulation with a prefab office shed is a non-negotiable. You will be thankful for this when it’s 2 in the afternoon, 97 degrees outside, and you have a shady and cool place to work.
Or with an espresso machine set up in the corner of the office to really get creative juices going.
Think outside the home office shed
One of the uses for a pre built office is that they are excellent for small businesses starting out. It’s just as handy for the work-from-home crowd as the new greenhouse hot spot in town. New companies starting out may not need a large building, so prefabricated “garden offices” are a fabulous economical solution. Base your point of sale out of a shed converted to office for a captivating extension of your business.
Purchase a used office shed
In the Rent-to-Own industry it’s common for folks to only need a shed for a period of time, and with the unique flexibility of this kind of rental-purchase contract, buildings can be returned at any time. Check with a local dealer or our office to see if there are any used building options. It’s less expensive for a sturdy building that may already have some pre-finishing done. Especially with material and lumber price hikes it can be an economical choice.
Install a bathroom
This is the last and most luxurious add-on for a studio shed interior. Bathrooms are a little more cost prohibitive, but depending on the nature of your work or the location of the office pod adding a bathroom is an excellent option for yourself or employees. This option isn’t usually as available for Rent-to-Own, but if you are purchasing a shed it’s worth considering.