How to create a workspace where you can concentrate when working from home?

According to Coronavirus (COVID-19) has rapidly accelerated the trend “teleworking” and “working from home” throughout Japan.
It seems that many people have taken this opportunity to move from condominiums in the city center to detached houses in the suburbs.

You can simply create a private room, but this time it’s unique to Katzden Architect! 

Introducing a construction example of creating a workspace when working from home using our products.

  • It’s also a good idea to create a private room
  • I want to work while childcare
  • I want a space that is easy to use with for work purposes

This is a must-see casebook for such people!

1. Effective use of the bottom space of the staircase:

The first is an example of using under the see-through staircase, which tends to be a dead space.
The see-through staircase “ObjeA” is used as an example this time, but if it is a folded staircase, a wide desk can be placed next to it, so two couples can relax and teach their children’s studies sideways. And, it becomes a space where you can easily concentrate in an atmosphere like a semi-private room that is easy to use.
Noted if you don’t have the height below the staircase, you may hit your head.
If the 8th step is the turning point, I think that it is enough for a person of general height to sit down.
As picture above, you can also lower the stairs by one step to gain height.

2. Make a big shelf:

Maybe some people have trouble storing the tools they use at work?
It is now possible to save to a PC or cloud, but if you have a large amount of materials that are not converted into data or cannot be stored, you can solve it by creating a shelf that allows you to go up and down using a ladder!
If the lower half is a work tool and the upper half is a hobby, one shelf can be used both publicly and privately.  If you have a Lofty slide that can be moved left and right with a roller, you can move it from end to end.

3. 2nd floor as a workspace:

There is a cognitive problem in the workplace that almost everyone has.
After waking up in the morning, eating rice, talking to my family, and going to work as it is, I can’t immediately switch my consciousness in the same place.
If you don’t feel like working in the same place as your living space, there is an idea to create a workspace in a different place.
I find it difficult to create a room just for work, so the photo shows an example of placing a desk in the corridor on the second floor.
If you keep it separate from the place where you spend your time relaxing, you will be less likely to inadvertently mess around.
If a highly see-through handrail can be installed in the atrium, it will be possible to work in a comfortable place with a feeling of openness.

4. Self-study space for children:

For parents who want their children to be able to focus and enjoy learning. Then creating a self-study space for children is the right thing. Children can freely learn and play as they want.

You can safely observe them from the living room. Why not if you make a self-study space for kids that is a size that only kids can use??? Children will feel as comfortable as they are in a secret base.

In that case, of course, it is necessary to think about how to make use of the space after the child grows up.

Many customers seem to be thinking of using it as a storage room for display.

5. Such a workspace:

Another example is the workspace located in the center of the house.

Some people may not be able to focus because family members’ activities are within sight. But on the contrary, for families with small children, it is safe, the feeling of distance between families becomes closer.

Creatively designed and installed “KastomWall” (Interior Partition) is also an ideal use case for a workspace.

Installed below the staircase with a panoramic view of the whole house. KastomWall functions as an interior partition that we take advantage of as a place to store, display, even study and work desks.

Finally, here is an example of the use of staircase handrails.

By installing more sturdy wood panels at handrail, you can turn the space you don’t use and don’t know how to use into a convenient workspace.

A good product for those who don’t like clutter.

Each person has their own “workspace where they can concentrate most”.
Considering the family living together, it is not possible to take up such a large area as a space just for work, so various ideas are made for each family.

6. Summary:

People have different workspaces where they can concentrate, such as quiet places, places with some noise, places with music, and so on.
If you are building a new building or remodeling, it may be a good idea to look back on the environment where you can easily devote yourself to your work and look toward the future when remote work is considered to be common.

Hope this information will help you have more knowledge and a basis to choose for your space the most suitable products.

If you have any demand to design the staircase. Please contact us!

Katzden hotline: 0908.846.227 or 0908.834.227

Or you can also refer more products interior and exterior of us here.

The Importance Of Indoor Play Areas

Seeing children playing: hide & seek, Mandarin square capturing, skipping, cat chases mouse game, … is something you don’t see very often in today’s day and age, due to busy lifestyles and lack of outside play areas.

Playing freely is important for children to relax and have fun, instead, most kids today spend their time at home watching television or playing the phone.

Indoor play areas have proven to be an excellent choice as venues to take your kids to, where they can have fun, be active and most importantly play in a safe, clean and colorful environment.

Most well-designed indoor play areas will have slides, climbing bar, ball pools, tunnels, bridges, trampolines, adventure zones and other soft play equipment that can keep kids engaged for hours.

Here are just some of the many benefits of indoor play areas for children:

1. Development of Social Skills Development of Social Skills, helps kids become socially aware and helps them gain the confidence to interact with others.

Through playing children learn about concepts such as winning, losing and playing fair and also develop problem-solving skills.

Indoor play areas give children that opportunity to socialize with others and to develop such skills.

2. Keeps them Active and Healthy Kids engaged in regular physical activity are healthier, both physically and emotionally.

Physically active kids are more likely to be more academically motivated and attentive.

3. Encourages Creativity During their time in indoor play areas kids are often faced with situations and challenges that help them develop vital skills.

Interacting with others helps develop their imagination. Kids learn to be more expressive and curious. It also helps them learn from one and another.

Most well-designed indoor play areas are also well equipped with cafes, so while parents sip on a cup of coffee and catch up on some work or simply unwind, their kids have the freedom to explore and develop their creativity in a safe and secure environment.

4. An Alternative for a Very Hot or Rainy DayUnpredictable weather forces kids to stay at home. During such times indoor play areas serve as the ideal place for kids to be entertained, remain active and have a good time.

Hope this information will help you have more knowledge and a basis to choose for your space the most suitable products.

If you have any demand to design the staircase. Please contact us!

Katzden hotline: 0908.846.227 or 0908.834.227

Or you can also refer more products interior and exterior of us here.

Requirements of Good Staircase

The staircase is a structure having a series of steps and affords the means of ascent and descent between the floors or landings. The enclosed room in which staircase is located is known as the staircase. The opening space occupied by the stair is known as a stairway. 

A staircase consists of treads, risers, stringers and balusters and so many other connected elements. Stair may be made from timber, stone, bricks, steel, plain cement concrete or reinforced cement concrete. following are the requirements of a good staircase:


It should be located centrally so easily accessible from every corner of the building. Light and proper ventilation should be there.

Width of the staircase

The width of the staircase is not more than 750 mm.


It should be strong durable and stiff. The materials by which stair is constructed should possess fire-resisting qualities.


The width of the landing should not be less than the width of the staircase.

Step Proportions

The rise and trade of each step in stair should be of uniform dimensions throughout.

Riser Height

The height of the riser should not be more than 230 mm.


It should be provided with handrails.

Winder staircase

Winder step as for as possible should be avoided.

Hope this information will help you have more knowledge and a basis to choose for your space the most suitable products.

If you have any demand to design the staircase. Please contact us!

Katzden hotline: 0908.846.227 or 0908.834.227

Or you can also refer more products interior and exterior of us here.

COVID 19 – How To Protect Yourself & Others?!

Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing serious complications from COVID-19 illness.

Know how it spreads?

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus.

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.  

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks.
  • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
  • Some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.

Everyone should

1/ Wash your hands often

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

  • Before eating or preparing food
  • Before touching your face
  • After using the restroom
  • After leaving a public place
  • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • After handling your mask
  • After caring for someone sick
  • After touching animals or pets

If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.

2/ Avoid close contact:

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Inside your home:Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

– If possible, maintain 6 feet between the person who is sick and other household members.

Outside your home: Put 6 feet of distance between yourself and people who don’t live in your household.

  • Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread virus.
  • Stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arm’s length) from other people.
  • Keeping distance from others is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick. 

3/ Cover your mouth and nose with a mask when around others:

You could spread COVID-19 to others even if you do not feel sick.

The mask is meant to protect other people in case you are infected.

Everyone should wear a mask in public settings and when around people who don’t live in your household, especially when other socical distancing measures are difficult to maintain.

Do NOT use a mask meant for a healthcare worker. Currently, surgical masks and N95 respirators are critical supplies that should be reserved for healthcare workers and other first responders.

Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The mask is not a substitute for social distancing.

4/ Cover coughs and sneezes:

Always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow and do not spit.

Throw used tissues in the trash.

Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

5/ Clean and disinfect:

Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.

If surfaces are dirty, clean them. Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

Then, use a household disinfectant. Most common EPA-registered household disinfectant will work.

6/ Monitor Your Health Daily:

Be alert for symptoms. Watch for fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of COVID-19.


Living Room Design With Impressive Mezzanine

The living room is an indispensable area in every house. Therefore, the design of the living room is always taken into consideration by the homeowners. Currently, the design of a mezzanine living room is a very popular trend nowadays. Understanding this trend, we conducted research, research, and came up with design options for a mezzanine living room.

In today’s society, owning houses with a large area is a problem not everyone can do. Therefore, to expand the living space, many people go to the design and construction plan of the mezzanine floor.

In the past, the mezzanine area was often used to house the family’s belongings. But now, in-home design, this function is no longer so common but instead functions such as living room, bedroom, church, or office.

A mezzanine floor is one of the architectural parts of a building or a house. It is an intermediate floor between the floors of the main building and is therefore often unconcerned among the overall floors of a building. Typically, the mezzanine floor is low and is located on the first floor.

Things to note when designing mezzanine living room

Because it is the “face” of the house, the living room needs special attention from the owner as well as the designer. This problem becomes more important when the owner decides to use the mezzanine space as a living room or to design a mezzanine living room. Because if not designed and handled appropriately, space will be considered a “disaster”, lacking aesthetic …

Therefore, before conducting the design of the mezzanine living room, the designer, as well as the homeowners, should note the following issues:

1 / The height of the mezzanine living room:

Usually, the mezzanine is located in the 1st-floor area (ground floor) of the house. For that reason, the height of the mezzanine is not too large. Typical height ranges from 2.5m to 2.8m, not less than 2m but not exceeding 3m. For this reason, the mezzanine area is usually relatively tall. Therefore, in order to make the space of mezzanine living room design perfect, the issue of considering the height is very important.

2 / Clearly define the location and size of the mezzanine living room reservation:

This is a very important step in the design of the mezzanine living room. From clearly defining the area of the mezzanine, you can estimate the cost as well as the decoration and interior layout for this place.

3 / Ceiling:

Because the height is not too large, the ceiling system layout of the mezzanine living room design should be noted. We should ceiling here in a simple, gentle, and flat style.

Homeowners should use the plaster ceiling in this area. The reason for saying so is because the plaster ceiling with bright and clean colors makes the design space of the mezzanine living room more spacious and airy. At the same time, the plaster ceiling construction is quite easy so very preeminent.

At the ceiling of this mezzanine living room design, the designer should decorate relatively simply. The reason is that the ceiling area is relatively low, if designed too much detail will make space become tangled, losing the elegance and aesthetics needed. Note, also because of the height should in this ceiling area, the designer and the owner should not install the chandelier.

4 / Mezzanine rails:

The balustrade is an arrangement with the main purpose of ensuring the safety of people. But now, orchids are also used as decoration, increasing beauty and aesthetics for space. For mezzanine living room design as well. Railings play a very important role.

Usually, mezzanine balustrades are made of tempered glass, wood, or metal. Balustrade area balustrade is a simple design with reasonable height. Not only balustrades for mezzanine living room design, but for any railings of any area also need to fully meet 2 factors: aesthetics and safety. The height of the railing is neither too high nor too low. The handrail is designed not too fussy but must ensure consistent and synchronized with space.

5 / Design and layout staircase for the mezzanine living room area:

Not only for buildings with high-rise architecture, but the design problem of the mezzanine living room also attaches great importance to the selection and arrangement of staircase. The main staircase is the bridge, the traffic area between indoor spaces. Therefore, the staircase is an indispensable part.

For mezzanine staircase, the designer should choose simple and minimalistic staircases in terms of details. The types of stairs used mainly in mezzanine living room designs are straight staircase, fishbone staircase …

Hope this information will help you have more knowledge and a basis to choose for your space the most suitable products.

If you have any demand to design the staircase. Please contact us!

Katzden hotline: 0908.846.227 or 0908.834.227

Or you can also refer more products interior and exterior of us here.

How much will my staircase cost ?!!

A good staircase can become a key architectural feature inside your home – setting the tone for the rest of the living space.

The sky’s the limit in terms of what can be achieved (and what you’ll pay for it), but broadly speaking there are three main cost brackets: Starting with Design; Staircase shape; Length and width of staircase and staircase quality.

(ObjeA-Thunder Staircase: 12 wood steps; 3 spans horizontal handrail 2.485$)

1/ Design

For each type of living space, depending on the acreage of the house, hobbies, and economy of the landlord, the staircase will be considered for choosing according to many factors and the most suitable.

The design also depends on your available space and in the interior design of your home.

For homes with a limited budget, choose the staircase with a simple design. An appropriate area of the stairs will save a large number of unnecessary costs.

(ObjeA Semi-Close staircase: 16 wood steps; Straight beam and 4 spans horizontal handrail – 2.300$)

3/ Material

There are many kinds of materials that can be used for making a staircase. It could be timber, marble, steel, and even concrete. Some even use glass for their treads which look elegant yet more costly. Glass staircase is usually used for minimal and modern designs.

It is very important that your staircase can carry the load on it to avoid accidents.

(Cầu thang DEROUS: 15 bậc gỗ; 5 span tay vịn kính – 3.650$)

4/ Designer – Construction of prestigious staircase:

Currently, in Vietnam the staircase is considered a structure (layout) designed in basic drawings or 3D drawings.

Katzden Architec is the first stair unit in Vietnam with high-tech design and production.

With 40 years of experience in manufacturing and designing stairs in Japan. Environmentally friendly coal material and standard production line.

(FRIS staircase: 13 wood steps: SinglexHang – 3.105$)

Hope this information will help you have more knowledge and a basis to choose for your space the most suitable products.

If you have any demand to design the staircase. Please contact us!

Katzden hotline: 0908.846.227 or 0908.834.227

Or you can also refer more products interior and exterior of us here.