One of the most effective ways to reduce your stress levels and improve productivity is to change your environment.
With most of us spending more time at home, our personal spaces have become extensions of outside life – transforming into offices, hosting spaces, and even gyms.
As this becomes the ‘new normal’, Crown Pavilions reveals how you can use your garden room to improve your mental health and thrive in 2022.
1. Separating work and home life
When you work from home, creating boundaries between work and home life can become challenging, and eventually blurred. To combat this, it’s important to have a designated workspace, and a garden room can provide the perfect solution. By creating a physical division between your living space and workstation, you can bring an element of ‘normality’ back into your life, while also eliminating the traditional, often inconvenient and expensive, commute. In essence, utilising your garden room as an office can provide a professional environment to help you improve your productivity and make work more pleasurable.
2. Focus on your physical wellbeing
A garden gym is the ultimate space to unwind and focus on your fitness goals for the new year. And with 89% of people finding a positive association between physical activity and mental health, staying active proves to be incredibly important for our mental wellbeing. With the challenges of the past couple of years, having a secluded space you can easily access to exercise and destress at your own convenience is a great addition. Create a space with the equipment you need, such as weight machines or exercise bikes, or simply add a yoga mat to the studio to take up minimal space.
3. A place to relax and unwind
Whether you live alone or with family, having a dedicated space to enjoy some peace and quiet at the end of a long day is essential. Since garden rooms are built with residential-grade insulation, they serve as a comfortable retreat to kick back and relax, any time of year. With lots of natural lighting and ventilation, these rooms help boost your mood and regulate your sleep pattern.
4. Reconnecting with nature
Spending time in green space or bringing nature into your everyday life can reduce stress and benefit your overall well being, improving your mood and helping you feel more connected to the outside world. Whether you live in a bustling urban city or the countryside, a garden room featuring a glass bifold, French or streamlined sliding patio gives you the opportunity to connect with your natural surroundings. Added features such as bird feeders and indoor plants will also add an extra dimension to your space, and attract more wildlife
5. A place for hosting
After long periods of isolation, a garden room serves as an excellent place for hosting guests and catching up with loved ones. Whether you want to host an intimate gathering, sophisticated dinner, or an outdoor summer party, this additional space can facilitate a range of hosting opportunities.
A garden room is a unique feature for your home that helps makes entertaining a breeze and allows for more stress-free socialising, which is good for your sense of happiness and well-being. With options to add a pool house, home bar, and even a cinema, turn your garden into everyone’s favourite place to hang out