A Backyard Office Close to Home.
SEATTLE — Chris Hansot was used to paying $400 a month for an office in Queen Anne he barely used. It got him thinking about a Backyard Office.
The software salesman travels regularly for work around the Northwest and Canada, but when he needs to get projects finished, he needs the privacy and space to do so.
Chris found himself working more and more from home, in order to be close to his wife and four kids — a 6-year-old boy, two twin 8-year-old girls, and a 10-year-old boy.
He has another office in Bellevue, but he hates going there, he said.
After four years paying monthly rent on the Queen Anne office near his home, he finally made the decision to build something even closer to home, a backyard office.
“I thought, ‘Why am I paying money for this?’” he said. “I need a place to go and have my own space.”
Chris looked into building a garage with a home office attached, but he was surprised at how costly a home addition could be.