With many people working from home, it is time to reconsider what the ‘standard’ layout for a home is. People have been working in their bedrooms, kitchens, and living rooms, but this can have negative consequences. It blurs the lines between work and rest. For instance, if someone stayed in their bedroom for the vast majority of the day to work and then sleep, this can lead to social isolation and procrastination. This is particularly the case for those who cannot afford homes with separate office spaces.
The homes of today are not the homes of tomorrow, where more people than ever will be working from home. This calls for an architectural revolution to redesign homes, particularly small houses, flats and apartments, to separate areas of work and relaxation.