Many people are choosing to work from home these days, and they are discovering both its advantages and disadvantages. For some, working from home is a dream come true. For others, it has turned in to their biggest nightmare. What makes the difference? A lot of it has to do with having a separate space from your house to do the work. Following are six advantages you get when working from home in a cottage shed.
- Productivity boost. If you work far from home, you waste time in commute. If you work in your house, you face interruptions. Getting out of your house while not needing to go far to get to your office allows you to give your attention solely to the task at hand.
- Increased focus. No distractions from coworkers and no interruptions from family members. The quietness of working alone in a cottage shed frees you to do truly deep and focused work.
- Get you out of the house. Without physically stepping outside, it can be difficult to switch into work mode. Fresh air, change in scenery, closing the door behind you—it all creates a rhythm of transitioning from the relaxed environment of home life to the productive mindset of work.
- Added creativity. With your own cottage office, you get to choose the decor. Want it bright and airy? Use light, vibrant colors for paint and hang LED lights. Want it more tranquil? Use darker colors and sun-blocking shades for the windows.
- An actual office. If you regularly meet with clients, the kitchen table or local coffee shop doesn’t work that well as a private meeting place. You can turn your cottage workspace into a professional office and meet without distractions.
- Eliminates commute. Ever get stuck in traffic on your stroll through the backyard? Of course not! Working from home in a cottage shed saves you time, sanity, and gas money by eliminating that frustrating commute.