A new study has shown that a dedicated home office space is non-negotiable for over a quarter of UK home workers when buying a new property. According to the research, conducted by Ipsos for roof window specialist VELUX, 27% of UK home works say that a home office is a non-negotiable asset, ranking higher than an attic (20%) or playroom (5%).
For those who work from home currently, the living room ranks as the most popular room where people say they do their home working (24%), followed by a dedicated home office space (17%) and an adult bedroom (13%). Over a third of home workers (36%) also say they have already made improvements to help support home working with 63% of them spending up to £3,000 and 82% spending up to £10,000 on renovations.
Nearly one in 10 home workers (9%) say they have moved home to better suit their need to work from home, and one in five (20%) have considered doing so to better support their need to work from home. Indicating that the trend is here to stay, the research showed one in five (20%) of those working from home want to do this more, and nearly half (46%) of people who work from home, now work from home five days week.