Looking to create a professional workspace to grow your beauty business? Want the convenience of working from home but have a dedicated room where you can work without invading your family life? Well, have you considered the space at the end of your garden?
A garden office building can be a cost effective way of creating a professional, home beauty studio. Nikki, a beauty therapist, created this light, modern studio at the end of her garden for £13,560 including VAT. While this is a lot of money, it is a one off payment that she will be able to recoup, as she uses the room for her business for decades to come. The addition of the studio will have added value to her house too, as it is a desirable extra room should she sell her house.
Nikki has a modest urban garden, which clearly shows that you don’t need a big garden to create a home workspace. Because the garden is long and narrow, the Sanctum Garden Studios team designed a garden office building just 2.4m wide by 4.2m deep. This leaves space alongside the studio and means the building doesn’t dominate the garden.
Planning Permission is required when running a beauty studio from a garden office
In many cases, a garden office can be built without the need for Planning Permission. However, when you have a flow of customers visiting the house, you will need to apply for Planning Permission to build your garden office building. Nikki made a Planning Application for her beauty studio, with Sanctum Garden Studios providing all the necessary drawings for the application.
A modern professional workspace
Nikki chose a building from Sanctum Garden Studios Contemporary Range; she opted for the cubed roof line, which offers a streamlined modern look. The building was clad externally in Western Red Cedar – a couple years on, you can see that the Cedar has weathered from its initial rich reddish brown to something a little more mellow. You can preserve the original colour of Cedar if you choose, by applying a UV protection oil.
Internally, the walls have a white melamine finish with discreet cover strips hiding the joints in the boards. These boards bounce the natural light from the French doors around the room and are easy to keep clean. The floor is finished in a richly coloured American Walnut laminate floor.
Nikki was happy with the standard specification of the Contemporary Range, which for a 2.4m x 4.2m garden office you’d be paying £13,400 inc VAT. The only extra’s she opted for were two external lights which cost an extra £80 each. A useful addition for dark evenings.
Nikki’s beauty studio is a great example of how a professional clinic can be created at the end of your garden. To learn more about this building talk to the Sanctum Garden Studios team on 01204 460 450 or visit their website to learn more about their work.
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