Over the years we have heard a lot about hairdressers working from home by cutting clients hair in their kitchens, some have created dedicated salons in their dining room or converted their garage, but the new trend is to create a purpose built salon in the garden.
Garden office buildings can make great hairdressers salons and offer many advantages over the options mentioned above. Such as the speed of installation, the flexibility over layout and the high specification levels.
Many hairdressers know the benefits of working from home, but find it difficult to create a distinction between home and work life. They also find that having a dedicated salon space not only keeps all their kit together and organised but is also good for business, particularly if your have room for more than one client.
While it is often possible to convert a spare room or garage into a salon, you will find that you are making compromises when adapting and existing space. You could well find that it is cheaper and more successful to start from scratch – this is where a garden office building comes into its own.
You choose the size, layout and features
When buying a garden office for use as a hairdressers salon, you will work directly with a designer who will be keen to create a building tailored to your business needs. You will start by choosing the right size building for your business. You will get to choose the layout of windows & doors, power sockets, etc. and to decide on all the different finishes.
You can run water to a garden office so you can have back basins installed in your salon and if you like you could incorporate a w.c. to make your salon self-contained from your house.
Because garden offices are highly insulated buildings, they create a comfortable workspace all year round, with low running costs.
Great example of a hairdressers in a garden office
Miniature Manors have recently created a great example of a bespoke hairdressers salon in the garden. They created this 4m x 3m building that has an overall height of 2.5m, making it Permitted Development friendly – that having been said you should check with your local Planning Department as to whether you need to make a planning application to build a salon in your garden.
The building is insulated throughout with 50mm Celotex boards; this is a popular insulation as it offers good insulation levels with a narrow form. The exterior of the salon is clad in a featheredge board which gives the walls a great sense of texture. The roof has a durable EPDM covering, and the doors and windows are easy to maintain uPVC.
Inside the salon is fully plastered and decorated. A waterproof laminate floor has been used to ensure there are no problems if there are splashes from the basin. Two cutting stations have been incorporated as well as a professional back basin.
Miniature Manors also created a bespoke shelving/reception desk area which incorporates all the products, towels and tea and coffee making facilities a hairdresser needs.
Miniature Manors will have liaised with their client on the positioning of the five double power sockets, so they are in just the right place for easy working. The electrical spec also includes internal and external spotlights and an electric heater.
As you can see this garden office building has created a modern, professional hair salon. To learn more about the project talk to Miniature Manors on 01273 734 668 or take a look at their website for more examples of their work.
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