By John Arenas | November 19, 2013

7 Rooms That Balance Work and Play

When You Absolutely Have to Work from Home

Here on The Inspired Worklife we haven’t been overly emphatic about the many disadvantages of working only from the home. But when you must, or for those who choose it, there are ways to insure that the home is a useful tool in achieving work-life balance. Like most things in life, it is what you make of it.

Part of what makes Serendipity Labs a success in providing an alternative to the corporate and the home office is the way it’s designed. While there are fundamental differences between residential and corporate real estate and décor, what makes a comfortable and prosperous living space shouldn’t be all that different from what makes a comfortable and prosperous workspace. Both should make us feel energetic, inspired, and relaxed enough to let our guards down and feel free to think creatively.

Boundaries are necessary, though. Working in one’s bedroom, for instance, may make it more difficult to sleep at night: Without a physical divide between work and leisure, the mental divide becomes more challenging too. But you don’t need a home office to achieve healthy boundaries for at-home work.

These seven spaces prove that there are numerous ways to bridge the gap between living and workspace while maintain each one’s primary function. We can imagine sitting down and accomplishing hours of work and still wanting to kick up our feet at the end of the day in any one of these.

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