As Covid-19 swept across the world in late 2019 and early 2020 a lot of us were using the term 'the new normal'. We knew what we were saying, but I'm not so sure that we all knew what it would actually look like. Well here we are 10 months down the line, and we definitely have a better feel for what things might be like over the coming 12-18 months ... and possibly even further.
Amongst all of the 'regulations', we are living with... one of the main things that we are seeing is that, where possible, we should be working from home. Working from home can be very rewarding, but it can also throw up some challenges. Outwith the obvious 'motivation and discipline' conversations about home working there is 'your environment'.
If you are working from home, it is essential that you try to create the right space to function properly in. It's okay working from your kitchen table for a day or so. But given the long term nature of this pandemic ... and even a change in attitude ... if you are going to work from home, you should be considering how to do it properly.
The above images demonstrate a home office that we designed and installed for one of our (returning) clients. The office is fitted out in a Kumba Green Shaker with a stunning curved desk sweeping into the west elevation of the room.
One of the benefits of this kind of 'dual-purpose' room is that it differentiates between the working day and home life ... as the rest of the family can't wait to get in once the 'office' closes at 6pm : )