Contributed by Kathy Flaxman. Working at home can be bliss: the freedom and flexibility to get the job done on your own terms at your own speed, without commuting and with access to a full kitchen!
Companies, from government to banks are embracing the trend as are consumers. According to Owen Robinson of Weenen General Contracting, every usable part of the home from attic to basement is now being reinvented as home office space. And the ideal home office can make working more productive and more enjoyable. Key components of the ideal home office are desk space and convenient storage. “Working at the dining room table seems quick and easy, but when files and drawings, laptops and printers are factored in, that may not work well,” he says. Do different types of homes or plans work better for creating a home office? “Everything is adaptable,” Owen says. “Attics and basements will require permits, but the space will always be useful for work, guests or families.”
Having a separated space with peace and quiet benefits the whole family: work gets done, kids can be kids and dinner can be served on the purpose built table!