If you’re one of the 4.3 million Australians who are working from home for the foreseeable future, you know you need to escape the many distractions of family life when you’re ‘at work’. And you know you need a space that’s inviting, practical and comfortable.
That’s where the pod comes in. A unique and innovative home-office solution, here are 7 reasons discerning working-from-home professionals are increasingly choosing to install a pod in their backyards.
1. You can separate your family and office life – completely
Working from home presents unique challenges.
Whether your children are racing around in the room next door or on the floor directly above you, it can be hard to embrace a professional mindset when your environment is far from it.
And it’s no surprise why – when the boundaries between work and home are so deeply blurred.
While remote working certainly has its advantages, such as greater flexibility and no commute, it can erode the ability to step into and away from work.
So how do we correct this in the age of remote work?
The answer is in having a dedicated office space. A space that’s completely separate from your home.
Of course, you may be tempted to refurbish an existing room or renovate your home to add a new one. But going down these avenues won’t fully solve your problem, because your office is still in your house.
With a pod in your garden on the other hand, you’ll be able to step out of your home and into your office at the start of the workday (both physically and mentally)… before returning at the end.
Your children will thank you too – as they will be able to play and have fun (as kids should), without the constant shooshing from mum or dad.
2. It’s a permanent solution
At the moment, you might be working from a desk in your bedroom. Or perhaps you’ve set up shop at the dining room table.
While this may be workable for the time being, they’re certainly not sustainable long-term solutions. And we’re sure you know this too. You can only be perched at a trestle table for so long.
With the nature of work changed forever, why put off the inevitable?
A Harwyn office pod is a permanent remote working solution – and therefore, an investment you’ll savour for the rest of your working days. And because our pods made with such high quality, durable materials, it will last you for the long haul. No maintenance needed!
3. You’ll project a highly professional image (in our Zoom world)
We’re all aware – the new era of remote working is here.
Whether you’re Zooming or Microsoft Teaming, it’s imperative that you present yourself in a highly professional manner for all those remote meetings.
While you may have been able to get away with a kitchen bench background at first, clients and employers expect more now.
An office pod lets you relish in all the benefits of distraction-free working while also looking professional when you have to enter a video call at the drop of a hat.
4. It gives you a space conducive for ‘deep work’
You might have a makeshift office in place. But is it conducive to ‘deep work’?
Business leaders and organisational psychologists are increasingly emphasising the value of deep work (defined as: professional activity performed in a state of distraction-free concentration that pushes your cognitive capabilities to their limit).
Importantly, deep work doesn’t happen by accident. It’s a pursuit that one must be intentional about.
How? By cultivating a distraction-free environment.
So if you’re never in an environment that’s truly distraction-free, you’ll only ever find yourself completing those low-priority, shallow tasks… instead of the things that really matter.
A secluded office pod allows the space, solitude and stillness to sink your teeth into this pivotal deep work.
5. You’ll have a certain timeframe – and no noisy construction that drags on forever
Still thinking about a renovation, extension or refurbishment for your new home-office?
At first, these options may seem ‘exciting’. But as soon as the building works start, the harsh realities quickly set in.
Tradies in your home for weeks on end. The sound of roaring equipment day after day. And unexpected hurdles that could add to the cost and timeline you were initially promised. Even something as minor as too many rainy days can easily turn your three-month reno into a 12-month nightmare.
But with a Harwyn pod, you will have your new home-office – fully installed and ready to enjoy – in just six weeks. And because it can be built and fabricated offsite, your home will be chaos-free leading up to the big day: installation day!
6. You will have a superior quality office space, guaranteed
Another benefit to avoiding the reno route altogether is the quality of the outcome.
As you may well know, a unified team is key to the success of any project. But when it comes to home renovations, you will inevitably have multiple parties on the job – who may or may not share the same impassioned vision as you (or each other). From architects and builders to electricians and plumbers, confusion and discourse among contractors is common, as is the tendency for one to just do their part and move on.
However, there will be no risk of these issues when you install a prefabricated pod.
With Harwyn, you’ll have a single team working collaboratively to create your dream workspace. Our in-house crew of architects, engineers, designers and cabinetmakers work as one.
This means total quality control over the finished product, with no surprises or compromises along the way.
7. It’s an investment that rewards you (and your family) for decades
We all know that we spend a significant amount of our lives at work. In fact, the average person will spend 90,000 hours at work over their lifetime.
But now, for many of us, home is our office – and will be for the forseeable future.
So if you’re spending that amount of time working from home, is seems smart to invest in your home work environment.
A high-quality, classically designed office pod is a life-changing investment that you’ll have for years.
Plus, it’s also something that the whole family will enjoy. With superior acoustic installation, a Harwyn pod is also perfect for your kids to study or practise their musical instruments down the track.
And the best part? If you ever move houses, you can bring your Harwyn with you!
Looking to invest in your career, your family and yourself? An office pod is the solution in our age of remote work. Harwyn builds award-winning office pods that are 100% Australian-made and built to last a lifetime. To learn more call 1300 HARWYN (1300 427 996) or send an enquiry now.