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The home office is here to stay. How can you adapt your home to make it work?

Michael Frain's landing workspace in a client's Dublin 12 home: ‘By putting a roof light into the landing, you are brightening the main circulation space and also carving out a little nook that can be used as a home office.’

Michael Frain's landing workspace in a client's Dublin 12 home: ‘By putting a roof light into the landing, you are brightening the main circulation space and also carving out a little nook that can be used as a home office.’

The pandemic has changed the world of work forever. A shift to home working that was taking decades happened overnight. Working from home, at least partially, is here to stay. So how can you adapt your home to make it work?

You probably don’t miss the commute, but you probably miss the separation of work and home. Circumstances forced us to deal with competing work and family priorities in ways that have made our homes chaotic and left us depleted. But when normality returns, with more permanent home working an option, creating a dedicated workspace can pay dividends for our health, our productivity and even the value of our homes.

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