How to find extra space for a home office

With more people than ever working from home, finding room for a dedicated working zone has become a new priority.

By Hugh Metcalf | 9 January 2020

Looking to create a space for working in your home? Here’s where to look in your home for extra room for a dedicated office.

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Image: USM 

There’s a growing shift towards working from home, in fact the Office of National Staistics estimated that 1.5 million of us did so in 2018.

This also means that more and more people are looking to create a dedicated office space in their homes. But whether you’re looking for somewhere peaceful to get business done, or just a spot to dedicate to your hobby, finding space in your home can be difficult.

Here’s how you may be able to find new space for a home office in (or just outside) your property.

Re-configure your home’s internal layout

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Image: Ligne Roset 

A major renovation offers the perfect opportunity to rework your home’s layout and create a new space for an office. Ensure that dedicate work space is in the brief to your architect, as it’ll be easier to set this space aside from the outset than to find the space retro-actively.