Sep 22, 2021 2:03 pm
What do people believe is the appropriate number of studies, and size of each study, and location of each study nowadays?
I think traditionally it was a statement of class to have high chimneys, high ceilings and a big study area/ reading room/library leading associated with the downstairs living area. This thread from 2013 suggests the minimum study size should be the size of a small bedroom viewtopic.php?f=31&t=67898.
I'm struggling with this because all I want is a desk and quiet to do online meetings.. I don't want the same space being used as junk storage and I don't want to be sharing the space with my wife who also needs to do online calls. Added, we don't have books anymore (besides childrens books and family things which don't belong in a study) , filings cabinets are no longer needed and our pile of 'important documents' is now so small it could fit in a safe.
But when I look at fairly recent architect-designed floorplans eg https://www.realestate.com.au/sold/prop ... -136123238 I still see this tendency to big shared studies attached to living areas.
Would I be being ridiculous if I ask our architect to go with two 4m2 study nooks in the quiet upper level parts of the house as opposed to the traditional 8m2+ downstairs study?
What are peoples thoughts?
Re: Study rooms and nooks in the year 20212
Sep 22, 2021 2:41 pm
isn't a study just a spare bedroom anyway (with or without built in robe)?
in both of our construction projects we opted to go for one proper study (mainly denoted by absence of the built in robe, and larger number of network/power points) and then another study is just a designated space that we don't use for it's primary purpose (like another bedroom, or WIR etc)
Re: Study rooms and nooks in the year 20213
Sep 22, 2021 4:28 pm
It really is personal preference. At end of the day, it's your own house, you can design whatever way you want. A standard study is normally around 3x3m. Like you said, it really depends on what your jobs are required. Filing cabinets for paperwork vs. digital copies. Does it need a door if you need to keep kids out or a quiet online meeting. Academic professions tend to need book shelves. Whatever suits you is the best.
Re: Study rooms and nooks in the year 20214
Sep 24, 2021 11:32 pm
boris594 - not ridiculous though I initially felt same hesitation asking our architect because you always see that larger single study in all the floorplans. But current design we have 2 separate studies (a home office each) + 4 bedrooms. Studies will be small. No bigger than 3m x 3m. We simply cannot work from the same room and need a quiet space from rest of the home. Not building a lavish house either. Modest budget.
Re: Study rooms and nooks in the year 20215
Nov 17, 2021 10:46 pm
As many people have little spaces in the home office and in offices also. So yes, multi-functional furniture become very helpful. On my home office desk, there is ample storage space but then also I bought metal storage from Fast Office Furniture in Australia with a perfect locking system to save my important documents and valuable items.
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