Even the most lazily prepared home offices have more character and warmth than the sun starved, lowest-common-denominator melamine clad shame cubicles so many of us inhabit for half of our conscious hours these days.
If you work from home, you get to choose where you sit. You also get to choose how you sit (...if you sit) and what you actually sit on. Given the amount of time you'll probably spend there, it's well worth taking advantage of that freedom to make your battlestation as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. A great home office or workspace is the kind of space you really can't wait to use..
Here are 26 incredible spaces to give you some inspiration:
1. The Hackney Shed (Hackney, UK), By Office Sian Architects
2. Marrickville House (Sydney), by David Boyle Architect
These small prefabricated pods are ready-made, self-contained home offices that can be installed wherever there's space.
4. Norwich Drive Residence (Hollywood, USA), by Clive Wilkinson Architects
5. Julian Smith's minimalist home office
6. Alwyne Place (London, UK), by Lipton Plant Architects
7. Loft study, 302 N. Aspen Street (Colorado, USA), TruLinea Architects
8. Wade Davis Writing Studio, by Travis Price Architects
9. Gregory Han's Black Hole Home Office
10. Point Piper Home (Sydney)
This study's entirely made by its perfect, expansive view across Sydney Harbour.
Where it's situated:
11. Justin Kemp's sandpit home office
12. Loft study design, by Uglyanitsa Alexander
This one's computer generated - but it's still easy on the eye...
13. Home Office Space (Eindhoven, Netherlands), by architecten | en | en
14. Interior designer's office (Unknown)
15. Soho Townhouse (New York, USA), by Asfour Guzy
On one side, this stunning home office looks out onto the street. On the other, it looks onto a forty foot indoor swimming pool.
16. Cole Street (San Francisco, USA), by Rossington Architecture
17. House in House (Tokyo, Japan), by MAMM Design
Perhaps stretching the definitions of 'home office' and 'study' a little, but you can see why I've included it...
18. Collector's loft (New York, USA), by UNStudio
19. Old bus office
This home office was created using half the front end of a broken down bus. Check out the link for more pictures.
20. Carmel Valley House (California, USA), renovated by Sally Sirkin Lewis
21. Study nook (New York, USA), by Adi Gershoni Architect
22. Cutchogue Waterfront Residence (New York, USA), by Foley Fiore Architecture
23. Architect's Studio (Maine, USA), by Kevin Browne Architects
24. This place
25. Villa Rotonda Goirle (Netherlands), by Bedaux De Breuwer Architecten
26. Rooftop study, West Village Townhouse (New York, USA), BW Architects