Working from home, or WFH as it’s now known, is here to stay it seems, despite recent calls from UK ministers to get office workers back to their city centre desks.
In a recent study, conducted by academics at Cardiff and Southampton universities, nine in 10 workers who worked from home during lockdown would like to continue in some form, with almost 50% of those surveyed wanting to work from home most of the time.
With this in mind, a home office is a must; simply catching up on work from the living room sofa isn’t doable full time.
Interior designers are already sharing the most popular looks and home office trends for 2020, including minimalist décor, lots of storage and plenty of lighting, plus a comfortable desk chair.
Essentially, your home office needs to be a practical space that allows for productivity, yet it must also reflect your personal style for inspiration and motivation. Potted plants, quirky calendars and artwork brighten up any home office space, whilst a feature chair and funky shelving can create a more formal office feel.
At Heatherley Wood, the properties offer ample space so you can work from home comfortably and if you fancy a leisurely stroll or cycle at lunchtime, the 400 acres of parkland will not disappoint. It certainly beats a quick sandwich at your desk in a crowded office in a busy city centre.
With a superb range of four, five and six bedroom homes at Heatherley Wood, some homeowners have chosen to transform one of their bedrooms into stylish home offices, opting for the top floor in the Mayfield for optimum privacy and peace. The Milton house type already has a study located at the front of the property, which features a stunning large bay window offering plenty of natural light.
For those that perhaps want to keep work and home separate, many of the gardens at Heatherley Wood would easily house a pod, providing a modern place of work that is fully insulated.
With its idyllic location within Alderley Park, Heatherley Wood is a development that perfectly suits WFH, with a coffee shop in the Glasshouse and a gymnasium on site too. Plus, later this year, a gastro pub will also open too.
Properties at Heatherley Wood range from 4 to 6 bedroom homes with prices from £740,000. To view the show home, or to learn more about the properties available, please call Bellway on 01625 403566 to book your appointment.