How to Work from Home

25th May 2024

Work From Home Do’s & Don’ts!

We’ve seen our customers use our garden rooms in many wonderful ways, such as garden offices. From remote workers to home businesses, we know how a garden office can improve life when you work from home.

However, it’s important to use your garden office to its full potential to reap the benefits of your investment. That’s why we’ve put together our top tips on how to increase efficiency when you work from home.

Set Boundaries

When you have a garden office to work from, it separates your home life from your work life, a necessary boundary that’s imperative to a successful day’s work. Creating this type of boundary lets your household know it’s time to work, allowing you to focus on what you need to do.

Establishing a routine like this when you work at home can put you in a better headspace to start the day right. By going to the end of the garden, your 10-second commute creates that separation from the house. It is just as easy for you to become distracted in the home, so distinguishing between keeping the home for home life and the garden office for work time can go a long way.

Home office set up in small garden room painted grey

Work In Nature

One of the many advantages you get to indulge in when you work from home is being surrounded by nature. It is a simple luxury that is overlooked, yet one that can drastically change your mood and well-being.

In traditional office setups, we’re far removed from natural lighting, affecting our ability to focus on our work. Natural light not only positively influences our circadian rhythms, promoting better sleep patterns, but it also helps regulate our mood and alertness throughout the day.

Additionally, the benefits of such breaks extend beyond just exposure to natural light. Fresh air can invigorate your senses and provide a mental reset, helping to alleviate stress and improve overall mood.

garden room office for hybrid working

Personalise Your Space

We can’t always choose where we work, but with a garden office, you can choose how you work.

Having a space catered to your needs means you can make the perfect setup when you work from home to increase productivity and actually enjoy coming to the office.

The personalisation doesn’t end with decorative artwork or furniture, but with our optional extra upgrades, you can choose from an array of luxury features, including:

  • Halo Ceiling Lights
  • Slatted Screen
  • Sedum Roof
  • Recessed Lights
  • Underfloor Heating
  • Air Conditioning
  • & More!
Interior design of a London garden room

Plan Ahead

When you work from home, you want to plan your week ahead of schedule. Knowing daily what your tasks are for the day will give you a goal to work towards. While there is a beauty of flexibility when you work from home, a schedule allows you to commit to jobs on certain days without deferring. This is something a garden office helps with because it puts you in the mindset that it’s time to work and stick to your plan.

small garden office


Start your work-from-home journey today by requesting a free brochure. You can also pay one of our showrooms a visit and see for yourself all that Green Retreats has to offer.

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