They say that home is where the heart is, but in this increasingly connected world, for growing numbers of people it's also where the work is. No more long commutes, no more office politics, just space at home to be productive in. Regardless of whether you’re just catching up on email, work a day a week from home or are an entrepreneurs with online businesses and clients around the world…the ideal home office is something many of us are creating.
While commercial furniture designers have had to adapt to the digital world with new desking and workstation designs incorporating cable management and charging stations for mobile devices, the residential furniture market has lagged behind as the gig economy and work-from-home movements have blossomed. Until now that is. Our uber-smart Circa range of oak desks and side tables by Karpenter will have your home office sorted in a jiffy.
The cleverly designed desks have lift up sections that reveal compartments for hiding electrical connections and charging and storing mobile devices. Put the lids down and you have a smooth and uncluttered work surface.
Now you have found your perfect desk, what else will you need to complete your home office? Think about what storage you will need, be it drawers, shelving units or filing cabinets? Do you want the printer on view or is there somewhere to conceal it discreetly? You will also need a high-quality ergonomic office chair, excellent task lighting and heating and cooling systems for year-round thermal comfort.
To keep tabs on work progress you could also consider a cork board, wall painted with blackboard paint or noteboard created using wire grids and clips as shown here for all those reminders, 'to do lists' and 'notes to self' that will help you keep your workflow on track.
Finally, add a funky artwork, plants and accessories to create a pulled-together space that will keep you feeling cheerful and motivated.
Even if you don't work from home full-time and don't need to dedicate a whole room to a home office, a smaller 'home nerve centre' for computer equipment and recharging mobile devices is a plus these days. This could be a corner of a guest bedroom, a nook beneath a stairwell, a closed-in verandah or even a purpose-built cupboard in the kitchen or living and dining area.
Order the Circa range online or come visit us at our beautiful Lilyfield showroom, where our knowledgeable staff can help you make those difficult decisions about what to choose and how to customise your order.
Whether you live in the Inner West, Eastern Suburbs or the Northern Beaches, we are easy to find, have plenty of parking (accessed via Alberto St), and you can walk from the showroom to vibrant local markets and fabulous cafes for a great day out.