How to create an inspiring home office for permanent flexible working
Keep these simple concepts in mind while creating your permanent workspace within a brand-new Caydon apartment.
The rise of flexible or hybrid working arrangements has seen a spike in demand for permanent home offices. Three quarters* of Australians report feeling just as productive, or even more so, while working from home. A whopping 85%* of us want to continue remote working long term, at least some of the time.
Another significant benefit of WFH is winning time back – we save an average of 67 minutes per day* commuting to and from the office, helping us prioritise the more important things in life.
With that in mind, we've pulled together some easy ways to create a healthy, happy, and permanent home office space.
Defining your space
Transforming a spare bedroom into a permanent office, rather than opting for an open-plan area, can help you clearly define your workspace. Literally closing the door on your workday can help you switch from work mode to chill mode after the clock hits 5pm.
Two people working from home? Try partitioning the area with a decorative screen, or simply face your desks away from one another to minimise distractions. Noise cancelling headphones can also be helpful when you need to get in the zone.
Take the time for mindful relaxation
With the pressures that often come with a day job, it can be tempting to stay glued to your screen and only take breaks to complete chores around the house. At HOME By Caydon, The Park within the development itself offers three-quarters of an acre of open space, offering you plenty of room to stretch your legs. Taking proper breaks for mindful relaxation can do wonders for both your productivity and your mental health.
The dedicated dog run means your furry friend can take a break and stretch their legs too.
Change up your scenery
It can also be beneficial to change your scenery throughout your workday. Due North in Preston has a shared workspace area, providing you with the option to hot desk when you're in need of some neighbourly banter. You can also break up the day by taking your laptop up to the rooftop, taking in Melbourne's city views while sipping on your morning coffee.
Find your light
Another positive that comes with a permanent home workspace is that, unlike fluorescent-lit offices of the past, you'll have your own window to let in a healthy dose of sunlight.
The Residences and Skyhomes at Rise Moonee Ponds were designed to maximise natural light from every angle, so you'll always find the right light to feel inspired.
Take things a step further with the addition of low-maintenance greenery to add some vibrancy to your space – bonus points if you select varieties that offer air-purifying benefits, too.*Source: https://www.pc.gov.au/research/completed/working-from-home