Your Building Options to Create a Home Office
Home Improvements by We Are Ram Construction
Over the past year, due to the pandemic, many of us have made the transition from working in the office to working from home. If you are already doing it, you will understand the importance of creating a separate workspace away from distractions.
If you have a spare room in your house, this is a significantly easy task as you only need to redecorate this room and rearrange the furniture. For those that don’t have a room to utilise, there are still plenty of options to choose from. In this blog we will go though the most popular and practical options you can choose from.
1. Room Divider to Create a Home Office
One of the quickest and cheapest solutions is to add a room divider to an existing bedroom, living room or any other space in your home. This could be a temporary design using existing furniture such as bookshelves or a sofa. Alternatively you could purchase mobile-off-the-shelf dividers or curtains.
For a bit more of a DIY-heavy project or for a permanent solution, you could install a sliding door or built-in-shelving to break up space. With bespoke carpentry, you could really maximise the available space and the beautifully finished woodwork could create the dream of your office. You can also structurally install a new wall. Dedicating an entire room to become your home office can often prove challenging in homes where space is limited. You probably need to contact a professional home refurbishment company like We Are Ram Construction for advice.
2.Utilising Loft Space for a New Study Room
Loft conversions don’t just have to be for playrooms or an extra bedroom — they make for great home offices too.
Converting an attic or loft is a great way to add a larger office to your home, as being well separated from the rest of the house it provides a perfect place to concentrate on work, but it also boosts the value of your property.
Depending on how big your attic is and what the layout looks like, and whether there are any restrictions with height will determine whether a conversion is viable, how much building work will be required and how much it will cost.
4.Small Extension or Annex Could be Ideal for a Home Office
Typical terraced and semi-detached homes in the UK have a small outdoor area either behind or at the side. Using the space with a small single-storey extension is a great way to increase the living space for an additional study room.
If you run a small business and you need a small office separated from your main home, an annex could be your answer
Make certain to obtain any necessary permissions as extensions and annex’s are significant changes to your home. The added benefit is that they can also help increase the value of your property, so this is an investment worth researching.
It is advised to contact a professional building company, like We Are RAM Construction Ltd, to find out the best way to utilise the space around your house.
5.Building a Garden Office
Take your home office outside to help separate home and work. Garden pods can be an ideal solution for gaining additional space without the hassle (and price tag) of an extension building when equipped with electricity, heating and ethernet connection.
A garden office is usually a popular choice for those who have the external space available. There is so much flexibility as you can build from scratch without having to
fit a predetermined layout, and you can maximise on the natural elements like the view and natural light. Another benefit is that it is unlikely you will need planning permission for this.
We Are Ram Construction have seen a huge influx of people in recent years that want to design and build an office that is perfectly tailored to their requirements. With more & more of us working from home, and the likely hood of some businesses wanting that to continue after the pandemic, why not investigate what options are available for your home.