Many homeowners have had to work from home during the recent Circuit Breaker period, and while this sounds like a good move for those who prefer to operate remotely from the comfort of their living room or study, a fair amount of working executives encountered difficulty adjusting to the new routine.
One of the reasons could be because not all homes are designed with spaces conducive for getting work done in, since the social norm here is to head into the office most days of the year.
Yet as the world begins adapting to the new changes it has been confronted with lately, we are also realising the need for creating versatile living spaces that allow us to be productive and feel comfortable at the same time.
What happens if there is no space in your domain for a dedicated home office? That’s where the beauty of a flexible interior design lies, because with some careful planning, a dining area can be easily converted into a cool hotdesking station. An open-concept kitchen can transform into a sleek space for checking your electronic mailbox while making tea at the same time.
This is the new challenge faced by homeowners today, and I hope the other ideas we’ve shared in this issue will give you the perfect start to designing your own flexi-space.
photography ANGELA GUO Art direction NONIE CHEN