Working from home – not just a trend for Silicon Valley tech giants. The Covid-19 global pandemic has left many urban dwellers reconsidering lifestyle and location; offering the freedom to move out of the office and into working from home. Whether working part-time or full time, Baby Boomers are discovering the many lifestyle benefits of working from home, which could be the next best step towards downsizing and retirement.
When you’re in your own lane, there is no traffic
A home office means the difference of leaving 5 minutes too late is no difference at all! Navigate through your local area on morning walks, rather than gridlock traffic. Get in touch with your green thumb in the afternoon sun, rather than touching on for a peak hour train ride. And pull together anything for lunch, rather than pulling out last night’s leftovers tucked at the back of a communal staff fridge.
Your home is your castle
Buying a home is the biggest purchase you’ll ever make, so you should spend time in it and enjoy it! A dedicated home office space means your home can remain your sanctuary. At Lifestyle Communities, our home offices are typically positioned at the front of the home, providing the perfect street-facing outlook. And separating your home office from the living spaces further creates a work-life balance.
Open spaces and familiar faces
Living at work or work where you’re living? Whichever way you chose to look at it, with a home office, your location is based on your needs, not your employer’s. You can set sail to a beachside location, or make the tree change you have always dreamed of. Not to mention, live close to family and friends and neighbours you chose.
There is no one size fits all
There is no cookie-cutter for approaching retirement, typically there is a lot of planning and something we ease into. Dip your toes in the water before you take the leap into retirement. Working from your at-home office is a great way to start transitioning towards your retirement journey.
If you’re ready to get out of the 9-5 fast lane, but not ready to completely retire, downsizing with an at-home office could be the next step right for you. Discover your options by exploring our home designs here.