Need your own space? A shed can make for an amazing home office, especially if you enjoy being connected to the outdoors. Let’s take a look at what you might need to make your shed the perfect working space.
What Are Your Needs?
Size and budget — those are the two things you need to decide before you move further. Both are going to impact your end product.
Let’s start with size. Measure your current work office or home office. Is that size sufficient? Bigger or smaller? When it comes to sheds, size is one thing that can’t easily be changed.
What about budget? Building or renovating a shed is one thing. But you’re also going to need money for anything extra: foundations, HVAC systems, and even decor.
The Practical Considerations
There are essentially two types of shed: prefabricated sheds and sheds that are stick-built like a home. While prefab sheds are usually faster to build and cheaper, they won’t be as comfortable as a stick-built shed. They also won’t be custom-designed. Either is a good option and going to a showroom can help you decide.
With a custom designed shed, you’ll need to figure things out like the types of doors and windows you want. A custom shed is essentially like a little house.
Before you get a shed installed, you’ll need a foundation poured. Just like a home, it will otherwise shift over time. You also need to insulate your shed. And consider now whether you’re going to need any type of heating or cooling. Finally, electricity is going to be important, too. Talk to a contractor about how you’ll be able to patch it in or run a generator.
Designing Your Perfect Office
Before you finalize your plans, think about your perfect office. You should detail everything out. Where do you want your doors and windows? The advantage of the shed is being out and amongst nature. So, windows can help you overlook and enjoy your gardens.
Consider where you will place outlets. How will your internet access be managed? Can your WiFi reach outdoors? Or will you need a repeater? In terms of the shed, do you want built-in storage options? Where will your desk and other fixtures go? The more you plan now, the less you’ll need to deal with tomorrow.
Not sure where to get started? It’s a big project! Contact Custom Sheds Unlimited for more information about how to transform your outdoor space.