Maintaining a home
Home space, work space – Spend Better, Style Better Ep 11
22 October 2018
Channel Nine’s The Block judge and Suncorp ambassador Shaynna Blaze presents Home Hacks, a series of tips and tricks that can help you save money and add value to your home.
Find yourself working from home some or all of the time? Make sure you have the right space.
Almost a third of working Australians are now regularly working from home, so it’s becoming more and more important to create a comfortable home workspace.
Get it right the first time and you won’t feel the urge to rent office space. ...Plus, if you’re thinking of listing your property, it could be a great selling point.
Here’s a few helpful tips to get you started.
Organisation is key - so make sure you have designated storage areas.
Consider natural light and ventilation and add plants for a natural energy.
...Invest in a good quality office chair. It can change how you work.
If you don’t have room for an office, you can create a kitchen-bench office that can be packed away easily.
...An admin zone in the kitchen is helpful for all families too.
And that’s the final episode of the Spend Better Style Better home hacks series!
You can also find more great home hacks at Suncorp.com.au/stylebetter
Making your space work for you
An increading number of Australians are ditching the office commute. In fact, almost a third of working Aussies now regularly work from home, and that number will likely grow as technology makes it easier for us to work from wherever we are. So, it’s becoming more and more important to create a comfortable home workspace.
Get it right the first time and you won’t have to rent office space. Plus, if you’re thinking of selling your home, a great home office space could add to its appeal.
If you are designing your home workspace, there are a few things to keep in mind that’ll help you maximise its potential.
Make sure you have designated storage areas. Give some thought to which furniture and cabinetry pieces can give you the best bang for your back, especially in a small space. For example, a desk with shelves above it can offer a lot of functionality with a pretty small footprint.
Comfort is key
Ensure that you have plenty of natural light, and good ventilation. After a day spent in front of your computer, you’ll thank yourself for it. You can also add plants for an extra bit of outdoorsy energy.
Also remember that a good quality office chair can drastically change how you work.
Consider the kitchen
If you don’t have the space for a full home office, you could consider a kitchen-bench office that packs away easily. It’ll give you a handy admin zone that everyone can use, offering space for day-to-day tasks like paying bills and online shopping.
Save on stylish interiors
If you’re thinking of grabbing some new furniture and décor for your home office, Suncorp Benefits – accessible via the Suncorp App – can help you save! You can enjoy discounts from over 100 retailers including Myer, Freedom, Kmart, and more.
Read more on Learn About:
- How lighting changes your space – Spend Better, Style Better Ep 9
- Renovation budget: How to plan and manage your finances
- What I learned from my kitchen and bathroom renovation
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