Not sure whether you should install a garden room as a home office or for socialising? An office entertainment room could be just what you’re looking for! Here we look at good reasons to combine a garden office with an entertainment room, complete with our top ideas to help create the ultimate multifunctional space.
Not sure whether you should install a garden room as a home office or for socialising? An office entertainment room could be just what you’re looking for! Here we look at good reasons to combine a garden office with an entertainment room, complete with our top ideas to help create the ultimate multi-functional space.
If you’re one of the thousands of people who are now working from home on a regular basis, then a garden room is a great idea. There are many benefits for installing a garden office room. These include adding value to your property, and making good year-round use of the space in your garden.
So, what are the advantages of turning a garden room into an office entertainment room? The simple answer is that you can gain better use of the space by making it multi-functional. Once the working day is over, your garden office room could become somewhere to be enjoyed by the whole family, or perhaps a haven in which you can relax with friends, or pursue your favourite hobby.
Here are some of our top ideas to help you create the ultimate office entertainment room:
Deciding the purpose of your space will help with the design and decoration of the garden room. Once work is over, do you want to be able to enjoy a movie night? Listen to music and indulge in drinks with friends? Or do you need peace and quiet, maybe have a good read or knit or crochet to your heart’s content?
Think about whether the nature of your garden entertainment is something that can be incorporated within your working area, or whether it needs to be kept completely separate, as this will influence how you set out your garden room.
If you decide that your garden entertainment needs to be kept completely separate from your working life, you may choose to introduce a partition wall within the garden room so that your office area is not in danger of being disrupted by a lively games night with friends, for example.
A combination garden room is ideal in such situations. These are garden buildings that divide into two distinct zones, and can take on pretty much any format.
Clever use of furniture can help make your office entertainment room multi functional, avoiding the need to split it up with partition walls.
Large furniture pieces like sofas, bookcases and even a pool table can be used to divide up your garden room into zones to give it a dual purpose. Rugs also are a good way to group furniture together and create distinct areas, as well as giving the office entertainment room a homely feel.
If you’re working from home, you’ll need your office garden room to be connected to the mains so that you can have power for your everyday business essentials such as a PC, device charging, lighting and heating, for example.
Power will also play an important role within your garden entertainment room. Once you’ve finished work for the day, you may want to play your latest tunes on your sound system, or perhaps watch a film.
Don’t forget about connecting your office entertainment room with Wi-Fi. This is essential for working online, and later for streaming your latest music and movies.
Whether you’re looking to have a separate cloakroom within your office garden room, or a mini kitchen and sink so that you’re self-sufficient for coffee and lunch breaks during the day, connecting your office garden room to water is essential.
If you’re intending on using your office entertainment room at the end of the working day for socialising with friends and family, then you’re going to need a water supply too for serving drinks and of course, washing up!
An office entertainment room is a brilliant way to get the most out of your new garden room.
Talk to our friendly team here at Surrey Hills Garden Buildings to discover how to create a truly multi-functional space that works for you.
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