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Of course the development of the internet had a major part to play and the demands for a better work-life balance are getting stronger. But also recent factors like the recession, snow and the increasing costs of travel and childcare have pushed many of us to re-think how we work.
Home Offices - Make Your Space Work for You Of course the development of the internet had a major part to play and the demands for a better work-life balance are getting stronger. But also recent factors like the recession, snow and the increasing costs of travel and childcare have pushed many of us to re-think how we work. We are able to work more remotely than ever and in light of recent snow-fall in the UK, we've been glad to stay in the warm too, but often our working space at home isn't always how we want it to be, working on the kitchen table is not a long term solution. If you have one, a spare room is the perfect place for your office but almost any space in the home can be used, as long as it's quiet and away from household distractions. The usual broadband connection, sockets and space for equipment are important but so too are factors like storage, organization, lighting and getting the best out of the space you have. There are many off-the-shelf desk and storage options (one large Swedish company springs to mind!), but these products can be fairly limiting if the space you have isn't regular. Fitted office furniture will always be designed to get the most out of awkward spaces and provide storage and working space that is made with your all needs in mind. At Inhouse Interiors, we have seen a rapid increase in home office furniture requests and we have installed in some of the tightest spaces. If you're worried about taking away the spare room, think about including a pull-out bed that can be tucked away when not in use, or installing an office area in one corner of the room while retaining the rest of the bedroom area. You really don't have to sacrifice too much space to get a fully functioning office. You may have to share your working space with partners and children, so having the flexibility to design something with all family members in mind are definitely a plus. Children will need a lower desk height and so pull-out shelves can be incorporated into the design if needed. Being able to have so many choices in layout and functionality can help you to work more efficiently; it's good advice to contact a bespoke furniture company for a visit and some clever furniture solutions. The best ones usually offer a free design service and they have the most up to date knowledge on styles and finishes.
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