Many of us have the ability to work from home these days and it's becoming increasingly popular, and more practised by professionals, to do so: it provides us with more time to spend with the family and less time commuting- a very understandable choice for many.
However, spending too much time at home can get you feeling down; when you feel your always stuck in one place all the time. Although this comes with the territory, there is no need to feel down about working from home if you personalise your work area into a place that you want to spend time in.
So take a look at some of the designs our professionals have come up with for home offices to gain a bit of inspiration and a few ideas about what you could do with the potential your home holds.
Facing a wall all day is one of the biggest contributing factors to people hating there job; and quite understandably so. A view like this would give you a beautiful distraction to look at when you have your hourly brain freeze and also put a smile on your face when you are working. Design by Renee Lorenz
A bright and warm atmosphere is great for a home office to keep up the spirits and, again, put a smile on your face. We all work more productively with a positive attitude and a happy feeling- who wouldn't feel happy in this golden glowing design from Susanne Kaiser? The use of light and natural colours gives it an aura of enticement and, just like our office before, there's always a quality view to distract you when you grind to a halt!
Even if your not at home working all the time, personalizing your domestic work area is always a fulfilling activity and will make you feel more keen to use it; should the need arise. A simple, functional desk can work wonders: filled with the bare essentials, well lit and attractively presented; you'll be sure to want to use it more than just for wrapping Christmas presents.
The space in our lofts and attics is often completely wasted- almost literally; or at most a water tank! A loft conversion with adequate skylights can be a bright and personal space, that will give you the quiet you need to concentrate and work well. Furthermore, if the conversion is purely for home office purposes, then you can get a huge amount of extra storage space for your work- andplay too: I think you could always set up a couch and TV in the corner of a loft like this!
If you are considering a home office then make sure you think about what you really want. Remember, this is your personal working space and it's up to you to make it into a place that you both enjoy and will work productively in. There are plenty of design studios that will work closely with you to get the most out of what is available to you. Room plan by Claudia Haubrock