The Perks of Having a Backyard Office
Developments in today’s industry, such as the rise of cloud based technologies, made possible the situation where your office is not necessarily the best, nor the most productive space where you can get your job done. In fact, many companies are making the shift towards virtual offices, allowing their employees to work in a comfort of their own homes. Benefits of such philosophy are too obvious so we are not even going to try to argue that a home office is a good thing. Instead, we will try to give you few reasons why backyard offices are even better.
No matter how good things are at home, there are simply too many distractions. We don’t think of course of your loved ones, but they can fall in the same category. We think of all the stuff that distracts you and prevents you from working. In the end you made your home to be enjoyable in very possible way and that’s why it’s not best suited for zealous work space that will spark your motivation and determination. Moving your office, equipped only with things that help you to get the job done, just outside the house will make wonders for your productivity. Comfort doesn’t have to be sacrificed not even a bit as long as you keep personal and fun stuff out.
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Starting From Scratch
Instead of working around the limitations of your house and trying to fit everything into space that was built with something else in mind, you can simply expand and use every centimeter of backyard office for what it’s meant to be and fill it with all the necessary equipment that’s sometimes impossible to fit into already cramped room. Starting from scratch is always a better option than trying to make add-ons to your house and more affordable, too. For example, contemporary shipping containers not only offer a great, wallet-friendly instant office space, but can also be used as a creative solution if you decide on running a container business. An opportunity to explore your design skills and try to do something really creative is one of the additional perks.
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Others’ presence in your office is not only distracting, as we mentioned before; it may also be very intrusive, especially if you are working on something that’s for your eyes only. Privacy goes both ways, though. As much as you want your family separated from your business, you should also keep the business far from your family. If you need to have an important meeting with a client for example, wouldn’t it be much better solution to meet him in your backyard office than to expose your home and your family to stranger?
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Best of Both Worlds
Backyard office is exactly like a regular workspace, but only few steps far from your home. Your physical absence from the house means that you will be spared of participation in everyday family activities and be considered more seriously about your obligations. It is the closest thing to real office you can have. You will, however, have all the benefits that come from the very nature of home office. If you need to take a break, eat something that’s not fast food or spend some time with your kids to refuel batteries, you will just have to open the door.
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We hope that it’s much clearer now why moving your office just few meters outside the house is much better solution that trying to cramp it inside. All you have to do now is to make the most out of all possibilities backyard office gives you and enjoy productivity and calamity you simply wouldn’t have any other way.
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