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Games Rooms, Micro Bars and Marvellous Man Caves…

As the price of pints keeps on rocketing and more pubs are trading football for flat whites there is an underground movement rumbling throughout the UK. In gardens everywhere from Beckenham to Bradford; Games Rooms, Micro Bars and Marvellous Man Caves are sprouting their quite beautiful heads and creating a revolution. Wave goodbye to the long walk down the road for a flat lager and a packed out beer garden and say hello to your own back yard – this isn’t just a garden building, it’s a brave new world.

Escapism has long been a fascination for mankind, finding a place to unwind relax and escape the stresses of everyday life can be hard. Some people find it in the gym, others find it in a book and many find it in the form of Lethal Weapon 3 Pinball Machine.
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Building your own cave is the ultimate indulgence; you can sculpt it around you and what you like without having to worry about the general public. If you don’t like a song, don’t worry! With your own hideout you will no longer have to gaze hopelessly into your drink for 3 and half minutes whilst waiting for the latest pop anthem to finish and reality to kick back in – you can get yourself your own Juke Box and charm your friends with your tunes (they look gorgeous as well!).
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And don’t you just hate it when you go to have a game of pool only to find 5 50p’s sitting at the side of the table as people queue to use the beaten up cues? Au Revoir to that – get your own Pool Table and become a master of the game – you really can create your own little haven right at the back of your house.
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Whilst this all may sound like fun and games there is one serious thing to think about and that’s the quality of the building you’re in. The last thing you want on a wet and windy night is your beloved jukebox being ruined due to leaky ceilings and damp walls, so having a well built, well-insulated and reliable building is the key to having a great games room. Remember, this cave/room will eventually becoming your baby so treat it like one – keep it warm and safe and look after it as best you can from the start. Do not cut corners/costs on the initial outlay as it can end up coming round and biting you in the backside so always make sure the building is to the highest standard. If you’re unsure as to what is required to create a suitable environment for you and your new beloved devices, head over here to read the tech specs of exactly what you need to be looking for.

Colgate-with-pinball Games rooms are revolutionising the way we spend our downtime so stop sitting in the dark dingy pub and bring the pub to your garden! Kit your room out with all the things you love and party the evening away 24/7, 365 days of the year – who wouldn’t love a night of pinball, pool, good tunes and ice cold beers at a small fraction of the price of the pub?

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Working from home

The Benefits of Working from Home

There are many benefits to working from home, both in terms of your work and family life. Here are some reasons why opting to spend less time at the office may be best for you:

WORK-LIFE BALANCE
Working from home allows you to have much more control of your work-life balance. You can be more selective over your working hours and devote more time to family and friends when you need to, as long as you’re still able to make up the necessary hours.
Lack of family time can be one of the main reasons people feel stressed at work and this is something that can often transfer to home as people can feel tired and irritable and not feeling like spending time with others. The result can be a feeling of isolation and vicious cycle of not looking forward to work, followed by not looking forward to going home.
Working from home can cut out much of this stress and also give you the peace of mind of being close at hand, whatever may occur.
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There can be a number of distractions in the workplace: the radio being too loud, ringing phones, conversations with colleagues about holidays, kids, football and even other colleagues – all things that can lower our productivity levels and make it harder to get work done. Working at home cuts out many of those distractions, so you just have to rely on your own concentration.
This is easier if you have your own dedicated space in which to work. This could be a room within your home which contains everything you need to work, or perhaps a garden office, which offers more peace and privacy as you don’t have to worry about how much noise everyone else is making – particularly important if you have children and it’s the school holidays.
A hassle-free work environment will make it much easier to get everything done that you need to do. Much depends on your own work practices as well, but if you can block out the outside world for a while, you’re giving yourself a head start.
Working from home MONEY
Many people face expensive travel costs commuting to work every day. Whether it’s filling up the car with fuel or travelling on the train every day, unless your place of work is within walking distance, it’s going to cost money, meaning most people are effectively having to pay to go to work.
Whilst there are also costs involved with working from home, mainly due to increased electricity usage, it can potentially prove more financially viable in the long term.