Compact Home Office Ideas – How to create a stylish and practical home office without a spare room
There’s no doubt that hybrid working is here to stay. With many of us...
These days the rooms in our homes have dropped their traditional labels. A spare upstairs room can be transformed into a dressing room, a cinema or a bespoke home office. A quirky alcove or large under-the-stairs space can be put to work with made to measure shelving, cabinetry and desk. In fact, finding room for a dedicated workspace at home can be a valuable asset. Without the daily commute and office distractions, working from home could actually improve your productivity. When creating bespoke furniture designs for home offices, Neville Johnson considers how you work, what inspires you, and how other members of your family will also use the space.
Modern Home Office
When the commute takes less than two minutes, and the tea run is nothing more than a trip to your kitchen, there’s suddenly more time in your working day. Working from home gives you freedom, flexibility, and often, more cash in your pocket (you’re saving on travel costs, takeaway coffee, sandwiches and maybe even childcare). To make sure all of the benefits aren’t lost because your workspace is nothing more than a corner of the kitchen table, it makes sense to invest in a dedicated, interruption-free zone that could even have multiple uses outside the 9-5.
Modern Home Office
Our designers can see potential in the most unlikely places in your home. The box room you thought too small to be useful; a quirky ante-room, an unused area in your dining room, these options are all brimming with opportunities. All of our bespoke furniture designs are carefully considered and beautifully designed to meet your exact requirements and made-to-measure to fit your space, so you benefit from a home office that works as hard as you do.
If space is limited, our designers can incorporate compact, concealed workstations in rooms such as your lounge or kitchen. Sleek cabinetry and clever drawers can disguise your desk space and printer to ensure that your professional paraphernalia won’t intrude on your family time.
Bright Spacious Study
If you are converting a garage or simply have more space, you could create a dual workstation where more than one person can work in comfort. Our home office designs and finishes are available in a range of combinations with opportunities to incorporate every feature you need.
Bespoke furniture designs promote a clutter-free environment because they maximise the space you have. Whether you want to utilise the full length of a high wall, create a feature around a large window, or make the most of an area under the staircase, bespoke furniture fits seamlessly and makes the most of tricky layouts. Having an organised workspace with dedicated storage is the first step to creating a stress-free environment to keep you happy and motivated while working from home.
Inspired Understairs Study
If you need to motivate yourself, start every day with a timing plan. Plot your working schedule, including any calls you need to make to colleagues or clients and also factor in breaks. Exercising at the start of the day – even if it’s just a walk around your local area – can clear your mind and give you an energy boost. If you can’t close your door on the rest of your house, plan to make your calls when you know your house will be quiet or when other family members aren’t around. Also, make sure everyone knows that you’re working and ask them not to distract you at certain times.
If you have a lovely view outside your home, position your desk so that you can see it. If you’re facing a wall put up artwork, scenes from your travels or family photos to give your space positive energy.
Luxury Home Office
A space that’s beautifully styled with objects that inspire you can improve productivity. Bring a little nature indoors with fresh flowers or plants and make sure you have access to plenty of natural light and fresh air. We offer a selection of ambient LED lighting solutions which can be installed within your fitted furniture to act like daylight during the short winter days – all of this can help to keep your motivation levels high.
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