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A Garden Office is the Ideal Homeworking or Home Improvement Product

A recent survey shows that an increasing number of professionals are using home based offices. This is because a home based office not only allows one to save time in commuting but at the same time enables one to reduce work hours as well; thus getting to spend more time with the family. However, home based offices come with some innate problems like lack of living space as well as privacy. For professionals facing such a dilemma, therefore a garden office is the best solution.

In recent times, many employers too prefer professionals who work from home as they not only show improved productivity but at the same time allow the company to save on the cost of infrastructure. However, what worries the employer is the lack of peaceful ambience in an employee’s home that would let him complete his work peacefully. Garden lodges products are designed mainly to be used as garden offices and are the best solution in such a case. After conducting a careful detailed site survey of your garden, you can choose a garden office that will best suit your needs. When you are working from home there are many options. You can work from anywhere – right from your kitchen table to the loft. Whatever be the option for a home based office, a garden office still remains the best solution as it offers you an independent working space separate from your home. Most importantly you can have the much-needed privacy that a garden studio offers for carrying out your work more effectively and efficiently.

The best thing about a garden studio is that it combines functionality with aesthetics. If you do design your garden appropriately you can create an office that not only has convenient electrics and lighting but will also provide you with a professional environment. Being a separate construction that has been designed specifically for office work, it will provide the right ambience for your work all the year round in comfort and security.

Gardenlodges.co.uk will provide you with the best solution to your home working dilemma. The traditional garden lodges are priced at around £12,995 and use modern construction techniques that result in an elegant blending of functionality with aesthetics. The garden offices provided by gardenlodges.co.uk complement any property. What sets the company apart from its competitors is that it allows you to personalize your garden office and create your own unique design best suited for your exact requirements.

David is a well-known author who has been writing for Gardenlodges. Established in 2003, Garden Lodges provide an exciting range of next generation modular garden offices, garden studios and lifestyle buildings that are factory built to perfection and genuinely habitable. For more information on garden design, visit www.gardenlodges.co.uk

Do It Yourself: Installing Pendant Lights

Pendant lighting (also known as swag lights) can change the feel of a room when you change a traditional light bulb fixture into a gorgeous pendant light. There are many different styles of pendant lights made with different colors, styles, shapes and more. Whether it is a tiffany style pendant light, this is the most common type or chandelier style this guide will help share all the details you must know in order to install these lights.

Some people prefer to install their pendant lighting permanently and some choose to install their lighting temporarily. It’s more common to see them hanging temporarily, so I’ll discuss the installation process for this option first.

In order to temporarily install your pendant lights, there are a few supplies you must have. Make sure you have an electric plug, extra metal chain and a long piece of wire that will reach from the light to the electrical outlet. To determine how much wire you need (always get an extra foot) measure the distance from the light to the outlet.

Now that you have the supplies, the next step gets a bit tricky. You’ll need to remove the original electric supply wire from the light. With the new wire you’ll want to add it on by attaching it to the wire with the plug at the end of the wire. Then supply the wire in and out the sides of the chain. At this point, your pendant light should be ready to hang. Once you’ve installed a solid hook on the ceiling, hang the light and plug it in!

I personally prefer to temporarily hang pendant lights. If you ever plan on moving or you want to move the light, all you need to do is remove the hanging light from the hook. When it comes to cleaning the light, it’s the same process. Remove the light and clean!

Permanently installing your pendant lighting is a bit less work, but does require some electrical skills. The hanging light will usually come already set up, although you may need to add a few decorative pieces. You’ll need to have a wire cutter, electrical tape, a screwdriver on top of all the materials already supplied.

The first step to permanently install the light is make sure all the power is shut off from either the fuse box or circuit breaker. This will keep you safe! Now it’s time to remove the original light fixture, but this time there’s no need to touch the wires just yet. Add the pendant light to the outlet box on the ceiling followed by some wiring. Take the electrical supply wires and attach them to the wires on the pendant. Turn the power back on, install a light bulb and hang the light. At this point your new pendant light should be complete!

Hopefully this guide has helped you understand what it takes to install a new pendant light. Hope you enjoy the new feel to the room!

Details regarding pendant lights can be found at this writers blog, minipendantlights.net. You’ll find information on all sorts of lighting, including his favorite type of light – a lovely glass pendant lights.