Three-storey living makes light work of home working

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For many families, 2020 will not be remembered as a stress-free year, with some having struggled to adapt their homes to fulfil a mixed-use function – from providing a home to being a place of work, and an educational space where children and teenagers learn.  It has made many re-evaluate their space. 

Where people choose to live has also been top of mind, especially during the early lockdown days when exercising outdoors was the only options.  In this era of remote and home working where there is no longer the need to be in the city, people have been actively seeking to make the move to the countryside where they quite often can afford larger homes offering more space.

One development that has proved popular for this very reason is Cruden Homes’ Abbey Gardens on the outskirts of Musselburgh, in the pretty East Lothian region.  In fact, one of the homes on offer at Abbey Gardens, the Kingarth, offers the perfect solution for those working from home. 

Achieving work-life balance

The three-storey property offers flexibility and functionality making it easier to create distinct home and work zones.  With entertaining areas on the ground floor, relaxing bedroom spaces on the first floor, and a large office space at the top of the house, there is enough distance to achieve the perfect work life balance.

Growing with the family

Although the room in the roof can offer a variety of uses and can adapt as families grow.  Some choose to use this space as a master bedroom suite as it has its own en-suite shower room and offers a peaceful retreat at the top of the house.  Alternatively, it offers children and teenagers their own space and privacy, so no more fighting over the bathroom in the mornings.

Versatile entertaining space

Others may choose to use this a guest suite, offering visitors some privacy when they stay over.  The spacious top floor could also be used as a home gym, a cinema room or a playroom.  The Kingarth style home really does offer great flexibility and the ability to adapt to suit changing needs.

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