Since the onset of the pandemic, more people have been working from home than ever, and ultimately spending most of their time there. So now the home must accommodate many other functions beyond what we originally conceived it to be. How can you successfully incorporate your work-from-home space within the layout of your custom home?
Oceanview Constructions is a multi-award-winning builder with 20 years of experience building stunning custom-designed homes in the Redlands and Brisbane Bayside. The Oceanview Constructions team can help you make your new home beautiful as well as help create a multifunctional space to fit your multifaceted lifestyle.
Multifunctional space allows you to maximise the footprint of your home. More space does not always equal better function. There are several strategies that Oceanview Constructions can employ to help you make the most of your space.
Install Sliding Doors and Architectural Screens
For a room to serve multiple functions, it often needs to shift shape. Sliding doors or screens allow you to expand one space quickly and easily by opening it up to another or closing it off when privacy or focus is needed. This works particularly well for closing off a smaller area to serve as a workspace, but it is also a good strategy for opening up a room to the outdoors. For example, open your living area to your patio, which then becomes an extension of the room outdoors.
Build-in Your Workspace
A home workspace doesn’t necessarily need to be a dedicated room with a freestanding desk in the way we traditionally think of an office. A workspace can be incorporated in a creative way to utilise space that otherwise would go to waste, for example, the area under the stairs. An experienced custom home builder like Oceanview Constructions can carefully integrate this workspace so it feels meant to be a part of the stairs. By continuing trim details and moldings, the desk area will look intentional and provide a cozy spot in which to get some work done.
In an open plan layout, how is it possible to accommodate multiple functions—working, relaxing, play, entertainment, etc.—within one space without it looking cluttered? Storage space is a must, and it’s important to plan for this if you want your space to feel attractive and clean. Have your custom builder install cabinetry that conceals all the toys, equipment, and other items that you need easy access to. A well-detailed wall of cabinetry can accent a room, whether it is finished in rich wood tones, a high-gloss acrylic, or another material.
Design your custom home to have an open yet multinational space so you can live, work, and play while still maintaining an attractive abode. Oceanview Constructions can help you bring your dream to reality. Schedule a meeting with us today to discuss your needs and your vision.