The Work from Home Trend: how Aussie homes are changing

The work from home phenomenon created by the Covid pandemic has required a rethink of the use of our private spaces.

According to McCrindle Research, the most significant advantages of working from home is flexibility and work-life balance. However, there are logistical difficulties with working from home for extended periods. Ask any parent of small children how difficult it is to work from home in a suitable quiet place!

According to a research paper from ANZ and statistics from HIA Economics, Australian property buyers are more likely to buy a home with an office or study nook. Since the start of the Covid pandemic, builders have reported a change in home-buying preferences: buyers have an increased appreciation for more space at home. Almost half of the builders surveyed say they have seen an increase in buyers’ interest in a designated office space.

Not that the home office is a new concept…

Traditional home office

Traditional home office: Source Pixabay

…instead of a study being the domain of large country manors, new home offices are a flexible, multifunctional space.

This recently completed Sunshine Coast home office has a long desk, built-in draws and cupboards with a hidden TV so that it can be a home office or guest bedroom.

New home office Minyama, Sunshine Coastm

New home office Minyama, Sunshine Coast. Source: CADE photography

What do you need to include in a home office? 

At Triple Zero Property, we have responded to these changes in the way Aussies use their homes in liaison with our panel of builders to now include: 

  • A separate room away from the living area perfect for a designated home office (often at the front of the home)
  • Large windows for a light-filled office
  • USB ports and ethernet ports
  • Additional electrical sockets
  • Premium connectivity to the NBN

The work from home trend is likely to continue, and homeowners and renters are demanding light-filled, Wi-Fi connected, multi-purpose spaces that can be used for a home office.

If you are thinking about building your first home, dream home or investment property there is a lot to consider.

At Triple Zero Property, we can offer a seamless journey, so you can be confident of the right location, right design, with a quality builder according to your budget.

We make your property journey simple by:

  • finding the right block
  • the perfect house design for the location
  • engaging a quality, cash-strong builder
  • managing ALL the moving parts (financier, conveyancing, insurance etc.) 

It just starts with a simple conversation between you and our team, we want to know what YOU want to achieve out of buying property. 

Disclaimer: This content is general information only. Your situation is specific and individual; as such, you should always consult a registered and qualified professional within the particular area of advice needed.