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The garden office is a winner all round

By adding a home office in your garden, you will not only be relieved of the grind of the daily commute to your place of work, but you will be a winner by saving the cost of this as well as adding value to your home; making it much more attractive to buyers.

Of course it does not have to be a garden office, typical cost would be in the region of £10,000 to £20,000 depending on the size and specification, converting your garage will be much less, or having a loft conversion and whilst the initial cost may be as high as £40,000 to £50,000, the added value to your home can be as much as 120,000 to £150,000.

More people are choosing, or being asked to work from home and the figures, according to The Office for National Statistics, suggest that around 4.2million of us are doing it, which is no less than 14% of the nation’s workforce. Naturally it may well be necessary to go out to meet customers, but this has always happened.

If you are planning a garden office ensure that all the essentials are in the quoted price, electricity is obvious, but affordable sensible heating is a must, usually this will be underfloor, WiFi or internet is vital and it may be that the home WiFi system will be adequate.

Naturally as work patterns may change, the garden office or loft conversion can be adapted to these changes and they can become music rooms, granny flats, or a television refuge. The initial cost will be repaid in many ways, nut importantly the added value to your property.

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