Many business owners mistakenly believe improving the landscape of their property only adds aesthetic value. However, the addition of flexible outdoor office, meeting, and dining space offers huge payoffs in both value and utility, far beyond resale and functionality…
Outdoor Office Space Offers a Wide World of Benefits that Often Go Overlooked
- Fresh Air Boosts Productivity
A beautiful outdoor space improves employee contentment and productivity. Spending as little as 20 minutes outside daily can reduce stress, boosts memory, encouraging social interaction and a ‘team’ mindset.
- Time Outdoors Supports Health & Well Being
It will come as no surprise to most office workers, research has shown being stuck indoors for the entirety of the day has negative mental and physical health effects. Indoor air is known to be toxic – up to 10-times more so than the air outdoors. Could a small investment in an outdoor space help mitigate your company’s ever-rising health insurance costs?
- A Beautiful Outdoor Space Increases Visual Interest and Foot Traffic
The visual interest and beauty of well-accomplished outdoor spaces attract the attention of both clientele and potential employees, showcasing your company’s employee-centric culture.
Regardless of Your Property Type, There are Many Ways to Add an Outdoor Space
Adding life to once devoid space doesn’t require acres of greenery. Outdoor workspace additions can be added just about anywhere…
- Rooftop or Balcony
Office located in an urban setting with limited space? You’re not out of luck! Converting your balcony into an outdoor workspace, or transforming your rooftop to a green space is an ideal way to maximize square footage. Bonus: Exterior greenery is known for its heating and cooling advantages.
- Patio or Deckside
Patio or deck additions on pre-existing concrete or green space are an easy way to add outdoor office space to commercial real estate, doing double-duty as a place to recharge during a snack or meal.
- Side Yard
Properties with side yards may seem strangely situated, but such out-of-the-wayside spaces offer an ideal locale for the creation of a private, distraction-free outdoor office setting.
Large, open courtyards offer prime real estate for encompassing outdoor spaces perfect for hosting meetings or providing a respite for those tired of toiling hours away in crowded cubicles.
More than a Fold Out Table & Chair Set
For employees to gain the full benefits of an outdoor workspace, comfort and function are key. When devising your outdoor office space addition, don’t overlook the importance of…
A gray, drab, concrete outdoor office space won’t offer much solace or inspiration. For a true outdoor oasis, you need greenery.
In today’s mobile environment, electrical and Wi-Fi access are not a nicety, but a necessity, as is adequate lighting.
- Ergonomic Furnishings
Comfortable, ergonomic tables and chairs reduce muscle strain.
Rain on a picnic is one thing, rain on expensive office laptops or paper notes another. Keep employees cool, comfortable, and protected with the Arcadia aluminum pergola. Its unique, louvered roof construction offers the unique capacity to provide full access to the sun, or with a quick adjustment, shade and leak-free rain protection. Add wind and rain sensing technology for automatic response, designing your pergola system for seamless integration into any architectural design.
- Creature Comforts
Adding fans can help your outdoor office space feel as much as 30-degrees cooler in summer weather, and inexpensive infrared patio heaters offer an efficient means of warmth on chilly days. The addition of motorized screens to your pergola can also reduce eye strain from glare, as well as keep pests at bay.
Adding simple items like a wastebasket, coffee maker or mini-fridge can reduce time-wasting trips back into the office.
Interested in adding an outdoor office space to your home or commercial property? Check out the convenient ‘how-to’ guide on our blog, or contact Denver Pergolas to schedule a design consultation today.