In the past couple of years, there has been a very obvious rationale for having a garden log cabin. With all the Covid restrictions, the opportunities to travel far and wide in the summer were curtailed and social activities limited. The desire for space prompted many to look for larger homes with bigger gardens outside cities.
That situation made the idea of creating a new space to enjoy and relax in while remaining socially distanced a great idea. Add to that the potential it might offer when working from home demanded extra space, and it is clear why this would appeal.
Now all the restrictions have gone and the country is “living with Covid,” some may wonder if any of this still applies. The answer is yes.
Firstly, there is the fact that, having discovered the benefits of home working, more people want to go on doing it. Several surveys have shown this. For example, research by Deloitte last year found that 7.5 million workers said they wanted to carry on home working on a permanent basis once the restrictions were lifted. If you are among them, that extra space could be invaluable.
Secondly, you may well have neighbours who have fitted their own log cabins or garden houses and they might be very happy to tell you all the benefits they are enjoying in having the extra space. Even if it isn’t for work, you can use the room for entertaining, as a sports room or 'man cave', as a quiet place to spend time alone or to free up storage space.
In addition, there will always be the benefit that it adds value to your home. This might not have seemed such a concern in recent months as house prices have soared, but many experts believe the property market is heading for a correction as the effects of inflation and higher interest rate slow the economy down, so more may need to be done to raise its value.
The fact is that while the pandemic created a good reason for having an extra room in the garden, it was never the only one.
Author - Martin Corby
Posted - 19 May 2022
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