How Our Sheds Helped One Customer With Their Job
We talk a lot about the uses our sheds can have and there are many, but it’s easier to understand why this is such a great solution when you hear it from the customers. Case in point, this is a story from one of our customers who bought a shed specifically to use as a home office for their work.
A Sidelong Smile
When this couple arrived, they knew what they were looking for. I started by asking the usual questions about what they were looking for and they started by telling me that the husband worked from home. I asked them how this went for them and they didn’t say anything at first. They just looked at each other with a shared knowing smile. I could already see where it was going.
It’s Hard To Work From Home When You Have A Family
There were numerous problems trying to work from home while also raising a family. The need to be quiet so the breadwinner can focus disrupts a lot of basic activities. We’ve mentioned in the past how kids, in addition to generally being noisy and excitable, also need attention. While dad is in the office working, not only is dad off the table, but so is mom, really, because mom also needs to be quiet.
More than that, though, it disrupts domestic work as well. A house needs a lot of work to keep it in a livable state. Floors need cleaning, dishes need washing, and so on. When it comes to vacuuming, the noise disrupts concentration. You can’t do a lot of cleaning around the house while the person is working in the office. That means you have to do it when they’re not working, but that cuts into the time you should be spending enjoying your family. Working from home might have many advantages, but to make that possible ends up disrupting your family life in ways you might not have expected.
A Shed Gives You A Place to Go to Get Work Done
The customers laid this out for me. It’s not the first time I’ve heard this, of course. I hear this a lot. This is why a lot of people want a shed and it’s why they wanted one to. With a shed, you have a place to go that’s away from the rest of your family. It’s easy to lock the door and keep people out while you’re busy. Since you’re out of the house, you don’t have to worry about your kids making too much noise. They understand that when you’re in that shed, you are not to be bothered.
Since you’re no longer in the house, this frees up others to do the work around the house they need to get done. They don’t have to worry about the vacuum or the washing machine, or any other appliances breaking your focus, letting them get on with the things they need to do. That way, when you’re done with your work, nobody has anything getting in the way of spending time together.
A Shed Can Be Even More
There’s a lot more that a shed can be than just an office. We’ve had customers make sheds into all sorts of living spaces. One customer turned a shed into a spare bedroom for visiting family members. Another used the shed as a place where they could entertain friends. You can make it into a man-cave or she-shed, a place that’s just for you. With an add-on for insulation and power supply, you can make a space that will be comfortable year-round to use for any purpose. The possibilities are endless
Come See Us Any Time
We’re past the point where its possible to set up every shed we have on offer. If the shed requires a cement pad, it might not be possible to schedule its construction before it gets too cold to pour the cement. Some of our sheds don’t require a cement pad, though. Whether we can set it up now or not, there’s no reason not to come for a visit if you’re thinking about buying one. You can come down and look at our selection any time you like and get questions answered about our sheds. We’ll help you find exactly what you’re looking for. Just get in touch with us and let us know any questions you have!