Everything You Need for an Outdoor Office

Everything You Need for an Outdoor Office

Over the last year or so, we’ve all learned the value of working from home. Those with a home office or study had a huge head start when they suddenly found themselves working, or teaching, from home. Others, found themselves rushing around trying to find a quiet and functional space to work in.

Even though many of us have now returned to the office, more people than ever before are still working at home. Some on a flexible part-time basis, others remotely for their old company, and some people have even used the opportunity to start their own home businesses. For many, working from home is now part of their weekly routine, and the home office remains more important than ever.

Why Create an Outdoor Office Space?

While working from home has many advantages, it’s normal to get bored of the same four walls, especially when there are no colleagues to distract you.

Creating an outdoor office or workspace gives you another option. A chance to reduce the monotony, boost productivity, get some fresh air and vitamin D, and be inspired by nature. Here’s a look at everything that you need to do it.

The Right Outdoor Furniture

Perhaps the most essential addition to your garden if you want to add a workspace is the right furniture. You don’t need a desk as such, but the garden table you work from should be flat, a good height and spacious. You’ll also need a supportive and comfortable chair. Check out VidaXL furniture for some ideas.

Protection from the Elements

If you are UK based, you’re probably more than aware that even in the summer, good weather isn’t a given. Adding even a small, sheltered area means that you can work outdoors when the weather isn’t ideal, or at least not have to run in when a summer shower hits.

A WIFI Boost

WIFI signals are much better than they used to be, but if your work requires you to be online all the time, you might want to invest in a booster to ensure a good signal in your outdoor workspace.

Protection from Glare

A big problem with working outdoors in the summer is that you simply can’t see your screen. A shaded area, or perhaps adding a parasol to your table means that you can avoid most of this. A cheap anti-glare filter for your screens can also be effective.

A Power Source

If you are working outside, you might not want to risk taking power cables and extension leads out. A permanent outdoor socket is a good idea, but a simple portable power bank to give you a boost when batteries run low can be ideal.

Comfort and Style

Some of the benefits of working outdoors include boosts to productivity, inspiration, creativity and comfort. We like being outdoors, we often have our best ideas when we’re surrounded by nature and in the fresh air. But this only works if you are comfortable, and your garden pleases your senses. Make sure you’ve got plenty of comfort with outdoor rugs and textiles, but also that your garden is neat and attractive.

Working outdoors can be a wonderful thing, especially in the warmer months. With just a few simple additions, you can have the ideal outdoor workspace in your garden.

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