The Covid-19 pandemic has brought a lot of changes to our lives – one of them is the growth of people working from home due to government restrictions. Post-pandemic companies are now embracing more flexible working arrangements for their employees which means an increase in the need for a peaceful space to work at home.
This new need for additional space has meant that garden rooms have become the best way to achieve this, so demand has taken off in a big way. The pandemic has also shown us that most individuals do not utilise their outdoor space as effectively as they could. With the pandemic forcing people to stay at home it has meant they are now seeking to find extra space. That’s has meant they have looked to use the space in their gardens.
It has become apparent that their garden is the biggest part of their property which is not used to its fullest potential. Therefore, they are now using the outdoor space available to them on a more a permanent basis as it is the best and most cost-effective solution.
Recent figures reveal that 47% of households across the UK spent money on garden improvements during the lockdown, with a total of £25.9billion spent on enhancing their garden rooms with lavish lighting, furniture, canopies, pizza ovens, hot tubs, and more. Further consumer research has found that 72% of people who have been surveyed in the report recognised an immediate requirement for extra space that needed addressing within the next six months. Even Google has seen searches for garden rooms double during the pandemic and this trend continues.
Because people could not travel during the pandemic, they seem to now be forgoing their annual holiday to pay for a garden room where they can either work, workout or as a retreat away from the confines of their house.
From all this information it has become clear that the pandemic has prompted a rise in garden rooms. It would be near impossible to find anyone whose way of life hasn’t been impacted by the pandemic. Everyone in one way or another has needed extra living and/or workspace in their homes. Being stuck in and working from your dining table or sofa isn’t sustainable in the long run.
The working from home trend is showing no sign of slowing down; as people prove they’re able to work efficiently from home, businesses are finding less need for large-scale rentable office spaces. People are starting to acknowledge that post-pandemic life is the ‘new normal’ and so they need to seek solutions to accommodate this new way of living.
Dedicated space is important for efficiency, wellbeing, and motivation; there still needs to be a separation between living space and workspace so garden rooms seem to be the best option.
Super Spaces is a hub for a range of garden room buildings that provide a quick and easy solution to the need for additional work or living space. Our garden rooms aren’t just a practical answer to the need for extra space, they enable work and home to be properly separated and household dynamics improved as a result.