Everyone but everyone dreams of working from home.
Especially on a cold, dark morning, when you’d rather lose a limb than get out of bed and make that long journey to work.
For many, it’s the ideal in working perfection. And come on – let’s face it, there are plenty of positives. Plenty. Apart from the obvious financial implications (less money spent on work clothing, rent for office space, travel) there’s the flexibility. And then there are the far more personal advantages. Staying in bed later. Or rolling out of bed and working in your pyjamas (who doesn’t have days where they don’t want to get showered? Wash their hair? Get dressed? Put on make-up?) Not having to put up with crowded trains or congested motorways (and the dreaded coughing in your face). And if one of your kids is ill, you don’t have to take the day off to look after them, or worse yet, phone round to beg your family or friends. The only thing is, working off the kitchen or dining-room table isn’t always ideal, especially when you’ve got others in the home to consider. But don’t worry – there is an answer. What you need is a room of your own.
Though for some, turning a bedroom, loft space, or garage into an office may be the perfect remedy, it’s not always possible for everyone, but there are other solutions. Many people have forgotten areas in their home, that can be transformed into a cosy nook – a compact but well-utilised space – in a hallway, under the stairs, a small area in a bedroom. Your own private haven; a motivational area, that’s comfortable and purpose-built for you. With a little thought and well-planned design, you’ll be surprised where you can fit a desk, drawers and shelves that are perfect for business, and where, once you’ve finished, you can shut everything away in its own place and forget about it until the next day.
It’s your place, your space, your home-working.