Commonly, we refer to a home as a place for living, and office as a place for working. We often think of our home as a private space where we can relax and be comfortable, while the office space is public and designed to boost productivity. However, in today’s world, the way we live, and work has changed drastically. Remotely working from home has become more and more popular. How people interact or use the space in their home has evolved; so why do we design a home the same way we did years ago? It is an interesting challenge for architects to adapt to the changes of time and take the lead towards innovation.
The advancement of technology has changed both our professional and personal lifestyles. As it continues to progress, the boundary between office and home is fading. According to Gallup, 43% of employees in the United States work remotely in some capacity. Where you work is no longer defined by the physical location of a business. Diversity and flexibility of a space has become more and more important. A mixed-use space can benefit many residents, such as the budding entrepreneur, the stay at home parent with a part time business, or the professional that works remotely. Having flexibility to change a space from a traditional home space to an extra office, a conference room, or an art studio, allows the owner to adapt to the market conditions and to their own lifestyle. It increases the efficiency of the space and allows us to be more mobile than ever.
At JL Architects, we are always adapting to the constant evolution of technology and lifestyle. Let us offer design solutions that fit your needs!
-Meng Eng, Architectural Designer
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