5 Benefits of Adding a Home Office to Your Backyard

Working from home has become common for a lot of us in the past couple of years, and it’s becoming a permanent structure for many companies. If you’re looking at working from home for the long haul, it may be time to re-examine your home office situation. Especially if your “office” is your kitchen island, your unmade bed, your unfinished basement, etc. – hey, no judgement here! 

But is there a better way? One seriously cool trend is adding an office to your backyard, which you can achieve by renovating an existing shed or using a prefab option. Sound appealing? We think so, too. Here are some of the benefits of adding a home office to your backyard. 

1. It can help support a better work-life balance 

While working from home offers many benefits, it can also come with downsides. A big one?  Without the physical separation between work and play, it can be challenging to maintain a healthy work-life balance. After all, it can feel like you never leave the office. 

That’s why it’s important to designate a space that you can bid farewell to at the end of the day. And if you have one that’s separate from your home, that’s ideal! You can reinstate a commute of sorts without all the honking and stress of traffic. This move could benefit your well-being, which is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself.

2. You can experience the benefits of nature 

It’s a well-known fact that being in nature positively affects our mental health. So, imagine how lovely (and mood-boosting) it would be to work every day immersed in your own greenspace – possibly with a view of your blooming garden and trees and sky above.  

Plus, there’s no need to stream faux nature sounds to help you relax – you’ll experience them straight from the source (Mother Nature herself).  It definitely beats that old cubicle life. 

3. You’ll have better focus 

Working from home can get a little chaotic, especially if you’re sharing a space with a partner or little ones. While it’s always great to see more of your family, these extra noises and traffic can get pretty distracting quickly. And we all need that heads-down time to get some quality work time in. 

A backyard home office will provide you with the peace and quiet you need for ultimate productivity. Plus, there’s far less chance of someone walking through the background of your very serious video call.

4. It can be multipurpose 

To really max out the benefit of your backyard office, consider making it a multipurpose space. While its primary function and setup will naturally be a workspace, you can add a daybed so that this space can function as a guest suite, too. Plus, it’s perfect for power naps (we won’t tell your boss). 

You can also tuck workout gear like weights and a yoga mat in the corner to quickly turn this space into a home gym. Or, it could make for an excellent art studio, hobby haven, stress-relief zone, – the possibilities are endless! 

5. It can increase your home’s value 

A backyard office can add value to your home. First of all, it creates more liveable space on your property – a definite bonus when selling your home. And with so many people working from home now, when people see your spiffy backyard office it might just be the feature that bumps your listing to a top contender. 


Creating a backyard home office comes with many appealing benefits. This investment is one that should pay off – from more peace and productivity to adding value to your property. So, if you’ve been thinking about building a killer backyard workspace, what are you waiting for?! 



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