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Working From Home? Move Your Home Office Outdoors!

Move Your Home Office Outdoors!
Move Your Home Office Outdoors!

Posted on Friday, July 10, 2020
By: Sequoia Supply
Categories: Outdoor Living  |  Outdoor Furniture  |  Home Office

With more and more people working from home these days, the need for a quality home office is on the rise. People who didn’t have a home office previously, are scrambling to acquire the needed space in their homes in order to be able to function properly and be productive daily while limiting the natural interruptions that come with being at home.

In many cases, this means that one of the kids loses a bedroom and must, again, share a room with a sibling. Walk-in closets are being repurposed, a dark corner of the musty basement is framed out, or the kitchen table is commandeered. If you don’t have the room you need in your house for the perfect home office, it’s time to think outside.

Expand your outdoor living space and create a beautiful, comfortable, functional, productive outdoor home office and creative space in your yard! You can start with a prefab structure such as a shed or office pod, or you can start from scratch and customize for your needs. Expand the outdoor meeting and sitting area with decking and railing and beautiful hardscaping. Accessorize with quality patio furniture

It's Better Outdoors! Did you know that we as humans have a biological connection to nature? This phenomenon is called biophilia. First introduced by Edward O. Wilson in 1984, the term describes how humans possess an innate tendency to seek connections with nature and other living things. It helps explain why we enjoy a sunny spot at the windowsill, a lush garden, or an ocean breeze.

Research confirms what we all instinctively know. Being outside just makes us feel better.

  • Increased Happiness – More positive mood. Reduced risk of depression and anxiety. 
  • Reduced inflammation - A 2012 study found that students who spent time forest had lower levels of inflammation than their peers who spent time in the city.
  • More Energetic - A series of studies published in the June 2010 issue of the Journal of Environmental Psychology reveals that being in nature makes people feel more alive. 
  • Improved memory - Studies have found that spending time in nature can help improve memory functions – especially short-term memory. 
  • Stress relief - Spending time outside has been shown to lower stress levels and has similar effects on your brain and body as meditating.

The possibilities are limitless… and healthier for your wellbeing. Here are just a few inspiring ideas to get your creative juices flowing:

Including large folding or sliding doors in your design completely opens your wall to nature and fresh air on beautiful days. 

Outdoor Home Office 

Outdoor Home Office 

Outdoor Home Office

Outdoor Home Office 

 

Include plenty of windows for natural light. Add an open deck for additional meeting and creative space on beautiful days.

 

Outdoor Home Office 

 

Outdoor Home Office 

 

Depending on the climate in which you live or the time of year, maybe all you need is a roof over your head. You can set up your desk on an existing deck or patio and install a simple covering to block out the sun and precipitation if needed.

 

 Outdoor Home Office

Outdoor Home Office 

Outdoor Home Office 

 

Shipping containers and be purchased and repurposed to provide a durable, secure, and unique office space.

Outdoor Home Office 

Outdoor Home Office 

 Outdoor Home Office

Outdoor Home Office 

 

Raise your expectations and build your office in the tree tops!

 Outdoor Home Office

 Outdoor Home Office

Outdoor Home Office 

Outdoor Home Office 

 

[Partial Source: Forbes ]

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