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Design Tips for the ideal work from home listing, By Pierce Atkinson, Head of design

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As we all adjust to a lifestyle of remote working, we begin re-evaluating our new working environments. The interior design team at Fülhaus offer design tips on how to make a work from home office attractive for your guests, no matter the space or size.

In the age of the digital nomad, a functional yet aesthetically pleasing work-from-home rental is a must!  When considering a work-from-home rental it’s important to think of the small and functional details:

Desk/Chair: It’s imperative to provide a functional work surface for your guests as well as a comfortable desk chair.  Whether it’s a day of conference calls or crunching numbers, the proper desk and chair can dictate productivity.  From sitting in 5 hour Zoom meetings, or spreading out all your papers and multi-coloured markers for a brainstorming session, the needs vary and choosing the right desk and chair can make all the difference.

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Electrical:  Digital nomads are the new travelling salesperson.  They rely heavily on their “digital” tools whether it be iPads, laptops or smartphones.  Having the proper outlets nearby or offering charging stations is a huge asset to keep guests coming back! The same goes for ensuring your rental has fast WIFI.

Storage:  Depending on the length of your rental stays, having proper storage is a great amenity.  Whether your guest is staying for 2 months or 2 days, offering a small filing cabinet or drawer space is a great way to allow guests to stay organized and tidy.

Lighting: when adding a working area to a unit ensure you think about how the space should be lit. Consider working hours and access to natural light. Apart from ambient lighting, a task light and informed light selection is a must. A type of lamp with dimming features is great, so the strength of light can be regulated for different purposes/times of the day. Look for lamps that produce natural white light (especially if your access to daylight is limited). 

Overall Look & Feel:  If adding a work from home area to an apartment, it is also important that aesthetically the new items of furniture work with the rest of the apartment. Especially if it’s part of a bigger space. In this case, consider blending the working area as much as possible with the existing design of the room; think similar finishes, colours, shapes etc. 

 

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