how to create multi-functional areas for working from home

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By KaboodleBedroomWardrobeHome Office/Study

the concept of working from home is here to stay, so here are a few ways to maximise space in your home and create an office that is multi-function!

For most of us, working from home as well as the office is the new normal! Love it or hate it, it’s here to stay!

Working from home allows you a little more flexibility; run errands you may not have been able to do during your lunch break, prepare a slow cooked roast and watch it simmer away while you work, put on a load of washing – it certainly has its perks! However, a lot of businesses are also working from the office part time too. This offers a change of scenery from the four walls of your home (which I’m sure most of us have seen far too much of recently) and provides an opportunity to interact and engage socially with colleagues.  

While we are still working part time or full time from home, it’s important to create an environment that evokes happiness, stimulates and motivates us. However, not everyone has room for a dedicated home office, so we have put together a few ways you can create multi-functional spaces in your home, to act as a home office when you need one!

transform a cosy nook

When designing a office space, we need to take the reality of working from home into consideration, creating ‘double duty’ areas within the home. If you don’t have enough space to create a dedicated home office, remember a study set up can work almost anywhere - it can be as simple as adding open shelving to a nook where a desk chair and computer would comfortably fit, creating a cozy and creative work from home area like the one featured above, as we embrace this as a necessity moving forward.   

add a floating desk to your wardrobe design

If you’re planning on updating the wardrobes in your bedroom, why not consider adding a study nook as well? The desire to create multi-purpose spaces within our home, that we can work and study from (with minimal distractions) is something we are all seeking, so it’s important to think smart and include some savvy design hacks that accommodate working from home into your reno where possible!

extend your kitchen design

When planning your kitchen design or even if you’re looking to create a study nook within your existing kitchen, see if there are areas where you can maximise space and create a small work station. All you need is a benchtop (approximately 600mm in length for functionality), some open wall shelves and you’ve created a stylish space that can function as an office as well as a breakfast station or cocktail bar!

Whether it be an extension of the kitchen, wardrobes or living room, the need to have a flexible and functional work station is something we are valuing more and more highly, and for obvious reasons.

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