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October 2022

Work from Home with Pocket Offices, Dens, and Backyard Cottages

1st Oct, 2022 | Filed under Articles, Blog
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As more and more companies make the shift to remote work permanent; homeowners are looking for solutions to move their impromptu kitchen or dining room office spaces to private or more out of the way areas of their home. To accommodate the additional use, home design trends have shifted to designs with four bedrooms to provide this added functionality as a short-term change. With the shift to long term remote working, homeowners are looking for their office space to feel more specific to supporting their new work environment. The House Plan Company has a diverse collection of homes with flex space that would make the perfect home office. Showing the diversity of the floor plans – here are five trending designs for those no longer making the drive into the office.

Carter – HPC 46331

Just steps away from the front door, the Carter offers homeowners’ a delightful pocket office. With soaring 11-foot ceilings and space for a built-in desk and cabinets on either side of the window. This well-appointed workspace may be small but feels spacious.

Armith – HPC 93868

If separation of work and personal spaces is crucial, then stop and take a look at the Armith. First and foremost a detached three car garage, the Armith boasts a richly windowed office on one side which is framed by a wrap around front porch.

Brewster 2 – HPC 32525

Wrapped in a modern farmhouse exterior the Brewster 2 offers a trending open floor plan with three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms Plus, a separate home office space eliminates the debate about how to set up a dual-purpose room. Ideal for those working fully remote, the home office is located off a traversing hallway off the dining room.

Lydia – HPC 18981

At first glance the Lydia appears to be a small single-family home, but this backyard cottage offers a detached two car garage and spacious 421 square foot office. By detaching the workspace from the home, even just a few feet, helps keep the work/life balance in check.

Glen Eden – HPC 85952

The Glen Eden is a small house plan with a naturally bright interior and open floor plan. French doors abound and open the home to the outdoors. This two-bedroom floor plan boasts a separate home office with vaulted ceilings and a French door entrance that mirrors the homes main entry. With windows along two walls the home office is bright and roomy, and the small closet helps to organize supplies.

These trending house plans, and backyard cottages make working from home less stressful and more comfortable. A dedicated space for taking care of business allows for balance of work and life even when those occur under the same roof. The House Plan Company is here to help you with their best-in-class customer service find your next home or accessory structure with that perfect work from home space.

 

 

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