In recent times more and more of us may find ourselves plunged into working from home for longer than one or two days a week.
Creating a home office is the perfect way of integrating a workplace and workspace into the home. The great thing is the surroundings are decided on your terms.
Free yourself to be creative
Many of us can find it hard to find that neutral space in the home. Especially space that frees you up to be creative, attentive and in the zone.
A positive working space is needed especially if working from home is something that has taken wroot for the long haul.
Most people will make do with the laptop on the knee scenario or the dining room table takeover. These are all workable, and in a temporary situation can work just fine. Unfortunately when private meeting space, zoom meetings and conference calls are required then sofa working wont cut it and a home office is certainly the way forward.
All about balance
Start by thinking about the purpose of your home office. If you’ll be working in there on a daily basis, creating a different feel from the rest of your rooms may help you to focus, while a room that’s part home office, part homework study, part home admin centre might look better decorated to match the rest of your home especially if it’s part of an open plan scheme.
Some of the most productive offices are ones which offer polarising balance, the offices that mix business and pleasure, light and dark colour schemes, rough and smooth textures and elements of personality, often yield the most productive work.
Brick slips have already taken the commercial design world by storm, the office suites of some of the worlds most successful companies feature our brick slips and for good reason.
Amazon, Linkedin, Costa and Mintel to name but a few, have all embraced brick slip feature walls within their office design.
Brick emits an earthy and natural vibe, this calming feeling can help make a work space comforting and more natural. When choosing the wall or room remember that natural light is your friend. Make sure that the room or area has plentiful light. When looking at screens the artificial light can be the cause of many problems including eye strain.
Brick slips help calm and lift
Most offices require shelving and storage. A great tip from the offset is to make sure that you know where you are positioning these things prior to installation. Brick slips are as durable as full bricks. Shelving and wall fixtures can be fastened to a brick slip wall in the same way you would fasten to any other wall.
Installer Note: You can drill brick slips using a standard masonry drill bit.
Think about Colour
Like in big city offices and large commercial workspaces colour really matters!
If you are going to be working from a small room then you will want to keep the room light. Our New sandalwood or Manhattan white are great for a home office brick slip wall. The light tones and natural textures work really well against most design schemes. Although these are merely suggestions, we have over 50 different brick slip products on our website to choose from.
No space for a dedicated room
If you can’t dedicate a whole room to you’re new home office then be creative with any existing small space might you have spare. Hallways and landings that are often thought of as being unusable can actually be a perfect place to create a small home office.
Adding a home office brick slip wall to the area will help to de-mark and segregate the area.
What ever you’re space be it a large dedicated room or a small nook under the stairs,even a hallway or the corner of the living room, brick slip cladding can help to make the space unique and stylish.
Finally remember that in an age where work and life need to integrate much more successfully, remote working can be a wonderful thing.