20 May How to Add a Home Office and Increase Your Property Value
An increased number of people are working from home thanks to the ever-growing popularity of remote working. With less need to be office based, many people are buying property outside the City to get better value for money. Having a home office which is quiet and set apart from general living spaces is attractive to prospective buyers and could be a great selling point for your home if you are looking to sell. If you’re looking to increase the marketability of your property, adding a home office is an excellent way to do so.
There are a few options to consider, each with their own benefits. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the various ways you can add a home office to your property. Whether you’re thinking of converting a garage, building an extension, or setting up a garden office, read on for inspiration!
Convert Existing Spaces
If you have the space, converting a garage or conservatory is a great way to add a home office. It’s usually relatively simple to do and won’t require planning permission if you’re only making internal changes. However, it’s worth checking with your local authority before starting any work. One benefit of converting a garage or conservatory into an office is that it will likely be cheaper than building an extension. You can also easily add soundproofing to ensure that your office is peaceful and quiet.
Build An Extension
If you’re looking to add a more significant office space, then building an extension is the way to go. You’ll need to factor in the cost of construction as well as any planning permission that may be required but, ultimately, this will add value to your property. Be sure to work with a reputable builder who has experience in office extensions and can advise on the best way to utilise the space.
Create a Garden Office
A garden office is a great way to make use of unused outdoor space and create a tranquil working environment. There are many prefabricated options available which can be easily installed, or you could opt for a more permanent solution such as a timber-framed office. If you’re working from home full-time, then a garden office is definitely worth considering as it will add value to your property and provide you with a dedicated space to work in.
While there are many different ways to add a home office to your property, the above three are some of the most popular and effective methods.
Hawksgrove Estates can help you create a beautiful home office with our professional design and build service. Our expert team are here to guide you through the project from start to finish. Our experience in building bespoke spaces extends back over 20 years and we have the skills, knowledge, and experience to ensure your new office space is built to the highest standards.
For more information contact Simon Grant or John Lyons on 01707 876141.