In addition to cost savings, the garden office has significantly improved Paul’s lifestyle.
Being in a tightly packed Lower North Shore suburb, Paul’s house benefits from having extra space for recreation too. And with no lengthy commute through Sydney traffic, he has much more time for leisure!
When the door shuts on work for the day, it’s an additional place to watch TV or listen to music. Plus, as a keen guitarist and jazz musician, Paul has somewhere to play his instruments without disturbing the rest of the household. “The soundproofing is excellent,” says Paul, noting this inherent quality of cedar cladding.
The addition of his Melwood garden room has also inspired Paul to spend much more time in the garden. Previously, too time-poor and uninterested in his bland backyard, he admits it was a neglected area. Now it boasts a stylish garden office, Paul has the motivation to keep the rest of the garden looking just as smart.
Added property value
Besides paying for itself in just 12 short months, Paul’s Melwood garden office has actually made him money!
“It unquestionably has added value to the property. And the main reason for that is the quality of the structure,” he says.
Initially intended to slash ongoing business expenses, the resale value-add wasn’t necessarily front of mind when he first purchased his new home office. But it’s definitely an additional bonus and an “equally important aspect in retrospect,” Paul admits.
The timber construction will last for decades, and the smart design increases aesthetic appeal. The multipurpose use for work, entertainment, and hobbies also makes it a major selling point.
Recommended by satisfied customers
Paul says he “really can’t fault the Melwood experience,” and was very happy with the process of designing and installing his Mod 18.
Like so many of our clients, he agrees that the end-to-end process was smooth and professional, describing the installer as excellent, patient and attentive to detail.
For professionals looking to upgrade their work-from-home setup, Paul’s Melwood is proof that the investment pays dividends.
In only 12 months, he recouped the initial outlay by eliminating expensive rental payments. And the addition of a garden room from which to work and play is now making him money and enhancing his lifestyle.
It really is a win-win!
Paul’s Melwood is a Mod 18 customised to measure 5m x 3.2m.
It features a cedar cladding upgrade to two sides with a Colorbond® cladding upgrade in “Cottage Green” to the remaining two. Paul further personalised his design by omitting the standard deck, adding aluminium doors and windows in “Black”, and selecting Colorbond® roofing in “Nightsky”.
All measurements are approximate.