Saturday, June 26, 2021

Claire Hughes scoops the Wickes Home Office Awards 2021

The winner of the first Wickes Home Office Awards is photographer Claire Hughes from Halkirk, Caithness, Scotland. Property expert judges Phil Spencer and Ben Hillman named Claire's setup the overall winner from a shortlist of five category finalists.

"The office made excellent use of space, combining design and practicality to create the perfect workspace," said Phil Spencer. "The addition of plants and a large, glamorous desk helped to elevate this simple shed to an award-winning home office. Looking at property value, home offices are far more sought after than they used to be, and I'm sure this style of outhouse office will help to add value to Claire's home."

Claire had originally intended to build somewhere to store her children's toys, but then went another way. "With the help of a friend, I designed and built the shed which turned out to be the perfect room for homeworking and has become a sanctuary of peace and quiet for the family. I'm really surprised, it feels amazing to have won!"

Winners in the other categories included Katy Stevens from London with her converted cupboard (Minimalist Master), Anj Handa from Leeds for the Best Interior and Mindful Space (hers was an alcove home office), Ria Roe of Pinxton for Cleaning up the Dining Room (turning  her conservatory dining room table into a workspace), and Jenni Griffin from Hartshorne for Savviest Set Up.


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