Are you ready to go on a tour? Julia and Laksh from Houzz Australia have convinced us a visit to their new Sydney office is a must with these beautiful photos and recap:
Hi everyone, this is Julia and Laksh from Houzz Australia and we’d love to take you on a bit of a tour of our local office. What we love about our team is that everyone is not only very hard working, but also constantly sharing laughs, collaborating across different teams, and of course, spending time together in this great working space.
Love at first site visit When we first visited the “shell” of our new office in Surry Hills we knew it had the potential to be an awesome workplace. The office has a large, open floor plan where we could also sit together, enormous windows with lots of natural light, polished concrete floors and a vast balcony with fantastic views of the Sydney skyline. The office is also surrounded by some of the best restaurants, bars, and cafes in town.
After a few months of designing and furniture sourcing (using Houzz, of course!), we were ready to move in. Our office is filled with the Houzz spirit. We have rubber ducks everywhere (our unofficial mascot), plants galore with vertical gardens, fun green furniture, chalkboard painted pillars (…and walls, and doors…) and, of course, meeting rooms themed to rooms from around the house – but with an Aussie twist!
The workshop When we first started brainstorming ideas for our boardroom, we thought about the ways we could connect our theme back to Houzz – we wanted to bring in a fun and creative hobby that would tell a story about building or renovating our own homes. Our boardroom is a work shed with its own home-made trestle table, a work lamp, and a pegboard with used tools. Traditionally, the home work shed is a place where you can create a piece of furniture, reupholster your chairs and redesign your space. For us, it’s where we come together to build new ideas, improve current processes, and be creative with our daily tasks. (Fun fact: we also used these tools to build all of our desks, furniture and lay our astro turf!)
The kids’ room This kids’ room is one of the most coveted spaces in the office – our colleagues say that it takes them back to younger years and is a place where you just feel at ease. In the kids’ room you can let your imagination run wild, and we encourage drawing and brainstorming on our whiteboard wall. Sometimes when we just need some quiet time, we retreat into the four poster kids bed.