Patterns of Use
A range of different patterns of use was identified, irrespective of the form of the workhome. This appeared to be dependant on
- the occupation being carried out
- the family structure of the home-based worker
- the personality of the home-based worker
- the space available
Some workhomes include spaces used for both functions, either transforming according to time of day/ activity, or being organized to fulfill both functions simultaneously.
Some workhomes include dedicated workspaces, organized only around the requirements of the occupation of the home-based worker.
Dedicated living space
Some workhomes include dedicated living spaces, organized only around the domestic functions of the home-based worker.
Some workhomes consist purely of dual-use space; more artists and designers prefer this arrangement than any other occupation. Some workhomes consist of a combination of dedicated workspace and dedicated living space. And some workhomes consist of dual-use space and dedicated living space. Most, however, include a combination of these three types of space, in different proportions depending on the four factors identified above.