A home office overhaul

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Undated Handout Photo of Nayoko desk, Marcel Mona dining chair; Grenada pendant light; hybrid task table lamp, Marks & Spencer. See PA Feature INTERIORS Home Office. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Handout. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature INTERIORS Home Office. WARNING: This picture must only be used with the full product information as stated above.

Holidays leave many of us yearning not to return to the office, and increasingly, we’re taking the option not to.

Recent research reveals the proportion of people working from home has reached a record high - 13.9% of employees, according to the Office for National Statistics.

What’s more, 70% of home renovation plans now include space for a study, further demonstration of the fact that a home office or work space is a core room in today’s homes.

The trend may also reflect a growing desire to escape the world of bland, characterless public offices, in favour of private areas personally tailored to our taste and needs.

So for somewhere simply to deal with household management, a retreat for a hobby, a study which doubles as a children’s homework area, or a serious state-of-the-art work zone, use that space creatively.