Stor­age, home of­fices and kids spa­ces

Matamata Chronicle - - Advertising Feature -

As we all know, kids like to make a mess and gen­er­ally lots of noise so, if you have the space, con­sider an area which the kids can call their own.

One way to make a small child’s bed­room more use­able is to put the bed on a plat­form which leaves space un­der­neath for a desk or toy area.

Plan good stor­age and cup­boards into your house de­sign.

In the past, a home of­fice would be put into a bed­room or any avail­able free space.

Nowa­days, a home of­fice is al­most es­sen­tial as work of­ten spills over into the home and many more peo­ple work at home.

The home com­puter is used by all fam­ily mem­bers for home­work, work or en­ter­tain­ment.

If you can, have a sep­a­rate of­fice in­cluded in your house de­sign.

It al­lows a quiet space for real work, but also sep­a­rates noisy com­puter games from other liv­ing ar­eas. And it cre­ates a clear sep­a­ra­tion be­tween work and home.

If you are ren­o­vat­ing and don’t have the space for a sep­a­rate of­fice, con­sider screens or par­ti­tions and, for aes­thetic rea­sons, have stor­age to keep files and equip­ment out of sight. ap­pli­ances can be con­trolled on one flex­i­ble mod­u­lar sys­tem.

You should de­sign for the fu­ture – for ex­am­ple, you may have more than one com­puter at a later date. It is more cost­ef­fec­tive to get the ca­bling sorted out when you first build.

Make sure you have enough power points for all the ap­pli­ances you are likely to be run­ning.


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