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How to keep your home office at home when you run out of space

September 18, 2017

Working from home has so many benefits. And having a successful home based business is a dream come true. But when your productivity is affected because you’ve outgrown your spare room or maybe the kitchen table is just not working for you anymore, then it’s probably time to think about what your next move will be.

But what do you do when your business is outgrowing your space at home and you don’t want to move to a commercial space?

In this blog we will look at 3 reasons why creating a home office in your backyard might be the right space solution for you.

Reason 1. Adding value to your property

When making a decision on how to accommodate your business, you will probably consider a full commercial lease or a shared commercial space. The problem with renting a commercial space is that money is lost. You can claim the expenses on your tax but, there is no return on that investment. Not to mention how expensive it is to lease in Sydney! 


What if you could expand your office space and add value to your house at the same time? A home office studio on your property with a good design and great aesthetics can not only add value to your property but also provide you with extra space later down the track for an entertainment room or retreat. 

Reason 2. Actually going to work

There is something about being able to go to an office – away from home – and then leave work at the end of the day. It helps create a mindset for work. 


Also, being out of the house, means the washing up and other chores are not as much of a distraction. Nor is it as easy for the kids to pop into the background of your video calls or make their stuff encroach into your office space. 

By having this separation, you can create clear boundaries for what is your office and what is your home making it easier for your family and also increasing your productivity. 

Reason 3. First impressions count with clients

Studies have found that businesses that make a poor first impression probably won’t get a second chance. If you have clients who need to visit your office, then perhaps having them step around the mess on the floor isn’t necessarily a good idea. But, constantly having to keep a spotless house can be taxing on your time. The other problem might be that you aren’t really that keen on having strangers meet you in your house. 


A home office studio on your property means you can confidently keep your space neat and tidy. This works not only for clients who need to visit but also suppliers or employees who need to work with you in your office. Your professionalism will be instantly increased by separating your space not to mention the security aspects. 

Create the right space for you

There are so many benefits of creating a home office studio in your backyard, not only for your business and productivity but also for your family life. Find out more about creating your own office space by visiting our webpage. Also, make sure you check our other blog post to help you choose the right builder to build your project.