Victorian Workers Cottage AdditionContemporary Home Office, Sydney
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26. Chic colour clash. Sydney, NSWDesigner: Danny Broe Architect
A CONTEMPORARY EXAMPLE: The addition to this Victorian workers’ cottage features an efficiently planned kitchen playfully divided into different colours to reduce its bulk. This simple use of colour and effective planning elevates to the design, appearance, and functionality of the kitchen and could easily be introduced to low-budget homes and renovations.Take a tour around this house
Tuck it awayIf you don’t want to have your files and papers on show though, and you’d like to hide your little office away when not in use, build it into a cupboard and you can shut your work away. Here you can see how the green cupboard drawers will seamlessly hide the office once closed over.
10. Use nearby powerpointsLast, but certainly not least, it may be that you can avoid having a mass of tangled wires simply by making the area that divides Point A (your electronics) from Point B (your powerpoint) as small as possible. In this particular example, you can see that the powerpoint is located directly behind the computer. This ensures that any excess cables will be kept in one compact space, out of sight and out of mind.TELL US Do you have any clever tricks for keeping your tech in order?MOREGreening Your Home: 10 Ways to Create an Eco-Friendly Workspace11 Tricks to Save Energy … and Money10 Client-Facing Home Offices You Won’t Be Ashamed to Show OffOver-the-Top (but Seriously Sexy) High-Tech Home Improvements
In a cupboard…Shutting the door on your day’s work isn’t such a bad idea in the literal sense. In fact, transforming a cupboard into an office might just be the most valuable use of storage space you can muster.In this renovated worker’s cottage, the door next to the pantry opens to reveal a hidden office. Architect Danny Broe used a contrasting pink shade on the inside of the cupboard to define the concealed study and included a small window to provide essential light.
A door next to the pantry opens to reveal a surprising pink office. “Pink is such a strong colour, so it’s best revealed only occasionally,” Broe says. A small window in the office wall lets in light and looks out on the home’s small courtyard. Broe added the courtyard so he could introduce windows to the bathroom, bedroom and office, and bring light into the middle of the home.Couch, ottoman: Jazz, Oz Design; rug: Orbit, Dinosaur Designs; ceiling fan: Revolution, Hunter Pacific