Designs for working from home

Norton Ellis Architects have now been working from home for seven months due to the Coronavirus restrictions. What started as a temporary arrangement is now becoming a more permanent feature in the working lives of many people.

Looking back at our projects we have reflected on two different approaches to a home working space.

Mezzanine over kitchen dining room

The Fitzrovia Mews project had a mezzanine space in the roof above the kitchen/ dining room. This space could be used for a temporary work space with plenty of natural light, it could also be used as an occasional sleeping platform for unexpected guests. This modern design gives flexibility of use in a small space.

Study with bespoke joinery and task lighting

Our Knightsbridge Mews project was also open plan but had a dedicated study space off the main living area. A glazed screen separated the study from the living room, whilst still providing natural light. The purpose built joinery was clad in padded leather to create a quiet calm environment and add a touch of luxury. The joinery incorporated a built in desk to save space, low level filing drawers, a recessed TV on a swivel bracket and display shelving. An air conditioning unit was concealed in a cupboard. The lighting was on dimmers designed to give both task lighting at the desk and to create a more relaxed ambience for watching TV. This study has been carefully designed to provide a bespoke design tailored to the needs of our client. 

Study next to living room with low level light setting
Study joinery with leather padded filing drawers and TV in storage position