The global pandemic changed our lives in more ways than we can imagine. For many, it meant working from home full-time or part-time. 

With many companies now deeming physical offices unnecessary, we may be seeing work from home becoming a main-stay. But for those working from home, it can be challenging to be productive without the right environment. 

As a result, home renovators are now focusing on creating home office spaces that allow them to work comfortably. 

Focus On Productivity

The ideal home office environment should allow you to work effectively and efficiently. While you are at home, it should replicate a setting that will enable you to be productive. 

When shopping for home office essentials, you want each item to be ergonomic. This means that it balances comfort and efficiency. 

If moving walls or renovating the home is out of the question, your backyard can serve as the perfect spot for a home office. 

Here’s how:

outdoor shed

Outdoor Shed

If your outdoor shed serves no other purpose than taking up space, why not convert it into a home office? You can even use prefabricated sheds in a multitude of styles to fit your style. 

A shed is a perfect, protected space that you can spend many hours working in easily. Add storage shelves, office tables and chairs, and cabinets to store all your equipment. 

You can also add special lighting that helps you focus.

Screened Porch

If you prefer a more open space, a screened porch or room is just what you need. You can continue to work with a view of the outdoors while staying protected from the sun, wind, rain, and other elements. 

Working with a view of nature is ideal if you want to activate your creative gears. Studies show that immersing yourself in nature relieves stress and boosts happiness. 

Moreover, it can balance the harmful effects of looking at a screen emitting blue light for the whole day. Adding features like fireplaces and windows over screens can make the space perfect for all weathers. 


If you played in a treehouse in your backyard as a child, there’s good news for you. You can turn an old treehouse into your home office space. 

It doesn’t have to be built entirely in a tree and can be set at the base of a mature tree as well. 

What’s more, climbing the stairs to the treehouse will give you some much-needed exercise and allows you to separate your home from work with a well-defined boundary.

To add these home office features to your home, get in touch with Stone Solutions Maine. With experienced masonry and landscaping services in Saco, you can get custom designs for your home. Contact us today for your free quote.