With more people adapting to working from home after months of lockdown around the world, we reveal properties with some of the best home offices on the market right now, and some top tips to develop a healthy working from home routine long-term.
This unique, modern property was originally designed in the 1930s and has been completely renovated throughout. From every room, this home enjoys breath-taking views over approximately two acres of stunning gardens and of the Malvern Hills.
Dodfield Horn offers a stunning open-plan kitchen, dining and living area, seamlessly flowing from the entrance hall and boasts an office, ideally positioned away from the main living area, as it is the only room set on the first floor.
This imposing Spanish villa is located in an exclusive residential area with all the services of a five-star hotel, including 24-hour security, a spa and one of the finest golf courses in Costa Blanca North, enjoying panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea and Montgo Natural Park.
Set over two floors, this magnificent home has everything one could need, from excellent entertaining space by the outdoor swimming pool and summer kitchen, to quiet spaces to work and focus in the study or home gymnasium.
This charming Grade II listed double-fronted townhouse in the heart of Warwick town centre boasts five bedrooms, a kitchen and diner and four reception rooms including a study, sitting room, family room and elegant orangery extension.
The rear reception room is slightly set away from the main house providing an additional, peaceful setting to work from home with views into the private rear garden.
Within this grand Neo-Georgian modern home is high ceilings, galleried landings, a well-equipped ‘Leicht’ kitchen, six reception areas including an executive office, an integral triple garage, a separate annexe and six bedrooms all with en-suites.
For truly remote working, Chantry is an outstanding house in an elevated position with uninterrupted views towards Portsdown Hill and the South Downs in the distance. The historic village of Wickham is close by, as well as access to a main railway station to London Waterloo.
Upper Rock Gardens is a stunning Victorian terraced house located in a historic, tree-lined road in Kemp Town, only 500 yards from the seafront and minutes from shops, restaurants and cafes.
This substantial family home has been tastefully refurbished for contemporary living blended with a wealth of period features throughout, four double bedrooms, a spectacular double-aspect kitchen and dining room and four reception rooms including an excellent home office and library.
This beautiful Belle Epoque style villa has been renovated to the highest standard and attention-to-detail with luxury fittings and elegant furniture in keeping with its architecture.
This characterful home features multiple reception areas, a cinema, generous outdoor living space, a heated outdoor swimming pool and extensive, beautifully maintained gardens. The elegant study and library room boasts ample space for collaborative work and has access to the balcony for moments of contemplation.
This exceptional modern townhouse, built by award-winning architects, has been impeccably designed with bright and airy open-plan living set over three floors.
The residence offers spectacular views over Príncipe Real, ideally located by trendy bars and restaurants, museums, a famous botanical garden, and has excellent transport links.
Dating back to 1691, The Tan House is a superb equestrian family home set within seven acres of stunning grounds, stables and outbuildings within the heart of Lapworth village. This outstanding Grade II listed property offers extensive and versatile accommodation to suit the requirements of any family, with seven bedrooms, five bathrooms and six reception rooms, allowing superb flexibility of living.
A generous study is set away from social rooms and excellent commuter links are within easy reach of this property, making it the ideal country escape for city workers.
This Grade II Listed property dating back to 1743 has been meticulously refurbished by the current owners to deliver high-end contemporary interiors perfectly blended with retained period features. Prestbury House comprises a formal reception room, family room, dining and drawing room, study, utility room, a wine cellar and eight bedrooms.
Originally built for the King’s gardener, the home boasts excellent views over Hampton Court Green from the impressive, executive study room.
This contemporary villa is perfect for family living and entertaining, with a cinema room, games room, music room, wine cellar and multiple terrace areas that lead to the outdoor heated swimming pool and separate gymnasium building. The mezzanine on the first floor extends into an office area, enjoying views from a wide window and lofty ceilings, and allowing the home to feel open and connected.
This contemporary property is located in a very quiet residential area close to the beach, shops, an excellent transport network and international schools, making it ideal for a permanent residence or even a holiday home.
Setting up your workspace
Ensure you consider your wellbeing and set up a comfortable workspace while creating new and healthy habits.
You need to be able to sit comfortably at your PC or device. Make sure your chair is at the correct height and that your device is positioned in a way that is not going to cause any physical damage to you.
System set up
Make sure that you and your team all have the correct systems in place to effectively work remotely. Consider a strong internet connection, the devices needed to fulfill tasks, digital versions of important documents and a plan to work digitally.
Identify the top three things you need to accomplish today to hit your business goals and accomplish those first.
Keep your personal work area clean and clear of distractions, even if you have to put everything in a box behind you. This will make it much easier to remain focused on your work.
Take a break
Schedule regular breaks so you can walk away from your workspace and move around. If you have a dog, or fancy some fresh air, take the opportunity to go for your daily walk. A brisk 20-minute walk in the fresh air will make all the difference to your productivity and mindset.
Whether your choice of beverage is water, tea or coffee, always remember to stay hydrated. You may consider making a healthy smoothie or juice in the morning to wake up and create a morning routine while working from home.
It can get lonely working from home, especially if you live alone. Remember to keep in touch with your colleagues by phone or video call and stay connected.
When you have finished for the day, really do finish. It may be tempting to log back on and check your emails or finish off that last bit of work, but try to resist. A structured day and time to recharge is important to a healthy working from home routine.
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