Jun 17, 2020

Three Ways Backyard Offices Make Working From Home Easier

If your home isn’t set up with a home office, working from home could quickly become more of a hassle than a benefit.

Posted by: Coast Studios

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Working from home is becoming more common and with new rules and regulations pertaining to may workplaces, this could quickly become the new normal for many. However, if your home isn’t set up with a home office, working from home could quickly become more of a hassle than a benefit. While adding an addition to your home is an option, construction like that can take a long time and require more work than most people would like. To combat this issue, insulated prefab backyard studios can be considered.

Prefab studios are built off-site and set up quickly. This cuts construction time down and allows you to get working in your new backyard office faster. These backyard offices can also be customized to ensure that you get everything you need. For instance, if you require more space for storage, your backyard studio can be created to accommodate additional storage.

Whether you permanently work from home, or only work part-time from home, a backyard office can have some surprising benefits that you should consider.

1. Keeping Work and Home Separate

When you work from home it can be difficult to separate the two. If you have kids, it can also be difficult to keep them from getting into your work. A backyard office gives you a separate space designated only for work. This not only helps keep kids away, but it can also help you mentally differentiate between your home and home life. You’ll know that when you enter your office that it’s time to work. This can help get you into the right mindset to focus on what you have to do, without any unnecessary distractions.

2. Organization

Without a designated office space, it can be easy to misplace and lose important information or documents that you need for work. With a backyard office, you can easily store everything work-related without worrying about it getting lost, thrown away, or mixed up with anything else. As mentioned above, you can also have your backyard studio designed with additional storage space in mind. Depending on how much space you need, this can be incredibly beneficial for storing all of your important documents and items.

3. Repurposing

If at any point, you find yourself not needing an office anymore, your home office doesn’t need to go to waste. Prefabricated structures are incredibly flexible and can be repurposed as a storage shed, guestroom, or play area for kids. This means you won’t have to worry about investing in something that you won’t need in the future, it will always be a useful space to have.


Depending on how large you’re planning on building your backyard office, it is worth noting that even structures that only take up 200 to 800 cubic feet may require a permit depending on the height. Your local contractor will be able to instruct you on what you need to do before installation.

If you’re working from home without a designated office space, consider how prefabricated buildings can benefit you. Backyard offices not only offer a space for work, but they can be used for many other purposes if an office is no longer needed.

If this sounds like something you could use, reach out to a contractor today to talk about your options and learn more about the advantages of prefabricated offices.


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