Up until about 3 months ago I worked from our dining room (which leads off the kitchen so not ideal, when I wasn't working I was clearing up all signs of domesticity) but I have quite a large client base and nobody minded, most said how homely it felt and of course the kettle or coffee maker was nearby!!
However, when our dishwasher went wrong and the repair man was in and out for several days on the trot with tools etc everywhere, I moved into the lounge, which has a bay window and my nail desk sits end-on in the bay iknwim with my stool one side and a lovely leather client chair the other. The only other things in the room are a couple of good sofas, a beautiful limestone fireplace which they all admire :green: and the TV, which has a very large plant in front of it when a client is there. It serves perfectly, clients love sitting in the window, it attracts a bit of passing interest (although not that many folk walk by anyway lol) and best of all I'm away from all the kitcheny crap and smells. Now I can leave the pots etc and just walk off to my "nail room" aka our lounge :lol: and let hubby sort out the mess! I can't think of a more perfect arrangement!!
So yes, it definitely does work. There is a cloakroom off the hallway just opposite the lounge.
I often think I would love to have a dedicated nail room, but of course that does leave you liable for certain business taxes if you have a special room to work from. If you work from a room which you also use for your daily living, you are not liable for this.
I started mobile and it was fine till the client base grew. Then I found it far more productive to stay in one place and let them come to me - sooo much easier.
Our house is empty of kids and hubby during the day normally. Of course it does mean the family are barred from the lounge when I do evening appointments but we do have another living room and there's a TV etc upstairs so nobody minds too much.