We all know the wet, unusable corner of the yard, that we never like to visit.
Some may call it a waste of space, but not when it comes to Chris and his dream of working from home without getting in the way of his partner.
Chris’ partner, is a school teacher, so she spends many hours at home during his usual 9-5 work schedule. Although they love each others company, when it comes to work, separate dedicated spaces for zoom meetings and school tutoring is a must.
“I can now separate work from home life. When I shut down the computer at 5 o’clock and walk up to the house, I feel relaxed and ready for the next part of the day.”
After a bit of research, Chris found Melwood – The quick and easy way to turn that dead space in the back garden into a thriving home office, filled with natural light and views of their sprawling garden.
The journey to buy a Melwood was actually very good…The process could not have been easier.
Chris chose the Melwood Mod design No. 15, measuring 5.4m x 2.6m with large windows to the front & side, maximising his view of the garden. He personalised his design with sustainable hardwood cladding & colonial style 10 lite timber doors, creating a Hampton’s inspired design aesthetic.
Chris has set up his desk in one corner, in front of the two large windows overlooking the sprawling garden, whilst leaving the other end for his partner Stella to conduct her after-hours tutoring.
The addition of a double sofa bed & TV provide the perfect divider between the two working areas, doubling as overflow accommodation when guests come to stay.
It has brought structure to my days. During school holidays I am now completely out of the way.
Chris has installed a light in the window that automatically shows when his computer is in a meeting, so everyone knows when they can disturb him.
When asked why Chris chose to get a Melwood, he said he searched many places to try and find a good solid solution for his home office but just kept coming back to Melwood.
There was never any pressure, just helpful advice. I kept ending up back with him and realised that the big selection and good prices meant that I should probably use Melwood.
Reminiscing, Chris looks back on his journey with Melwood. What was a wasted space in the garden, overrun with weeds, is now a lovely home office, enhancing his work-life balance whilst adding value to his property.
It has certainly increased the value of the property!
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