As kids are heading back to school, either in person, virtually, or some combination, many of us are considering how our homes will function for all of our different needs. The balance of public and private space is an important factor when looking at this functionality. When working from home, it’s important to find some private space for calls or classes, as well as having a place for respite. Public spaces are where we gather to spend time with one another and to share resources.
Some results from our recent #TPDStayAtHomeSurvey show that:
• Overall, kitchens have been the hardest working “public spaces” in the house with 43% feeling that their kitchens are working well. “Our kitchen is on overdrive!”
• 65% of respondents feel that they have a good balance of public and private spaces in their homes.
• While 27% of those surveyed say that each person in their house has a private space to work, 57% say that working and schooling from home involves “taking over” common living spaces or rotating private workspaces.
“People need to rotate their personal workspace for a change in scenery.”