Back to the Grind

Work-at-home spaces

log home loft

Wasn’t it Tim McGraw who sang something about “Six lanes, tail lights. Red ants marching into the night. Disappear to the left and right again…” That’s a snapshot of many weekend warriors’ Sunday nights, this, after retreating to the weekend home to “relax”, “unwind” and “decompress”. Contrary to what many believe to be sacrilege, this re-stressing after de-stressing is exactly why many of our clients have us design work spaces into their workweek getaways. Sundays become Fundays. Mondays become “workations” – Work in your pajamas. Have breakfast and coffee…at a table…with sunrise over the lake, rather than from a bag and a cup holder. Send reports to your wifi printer from a chase lounge, while sipping a Margarita (our idea of a “sweatshop”).

A Forbes survey gives even more reasons:

10) Environmentally friendly (23%)

9) More time with family (29%)

8) Less stressful environment (38%)

7) Quieter atmosphere (43%)

6) Eliminate long commute (44%)

5) Less distractions (44%)

4) More productive (45%)

3) Avoid traffic (47%)

2) Save gas (55%)

1) Work/home balance (60%)


Here are a few spaces our clients have chosen to “work”…

Classic Log Home Office

Classic Log Loft Office

Relaxed timber cottage office

Relaxed Timber Cottage

lakeside log office lakeside log office
Two, more formal, lakeside retreats
Not all work is done in an office – restaurant company owner’s test kitchen / artist’s studio


relaxing poolside

Now, back to that Margarita thing…

He who cannot rest, cannot work; he who cannot let go, cannot hold on; he who cannot find footing, cannot go forward.

Harry Emerson Fosdick

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