While more people than ever before are working from home, some occupations are almost traditionally WFH, like dressmakers. Another big trend since the WFH movement began is that more people are getting into arts and crafts, such as sewing, with MANY customers now wanting to have a cost-effective sewing room of their own by using a Backyard Pod.
Our Backyard Pods customer in Burleigh Waters, a beautiful spot on the Gold Coast, wanted a sewing workshop that was separate from the main house yet still connected.
You can see from the construction images how the 4m x 7m Backyard Pod kit was installed very close to the roof of a breezeway to form more of a home extension in this situation. Our customer (and their clients, when visiting the sewing workshop for fittings) can easily go to and from the main house in all weather. Also, the electrical connections for light and power did not have too far to travel, which helps save on costs with an electrician.
This same kind of idea – using a Backyard Pod to make an extension of the main home – is being adopted by many customers. Some homeowners even add extra bedrooms to their home in this way rather than putting an entirely separate structure in the backyard at some distance from the main house.
it’s important to know that wherever you are, any kind of ‘room’ will need some form of approval. While most people can have a small ‘shed’ without approval, any building that’s lined with Gyprock, has floor coverings and furniture, and is used habitually by humans (like a sewing room) is not a shed, it’s a room, and if you try to pretend that your room is a shed (like some customers have done), the consequences can be extremely stressful and very costly.
If you’d like to know more about how to make a home extension or separate sewing/craft room from a Backyard Pod, click the button below to give us a few details and we’ll be happy to help.