Want to avoid return to office


My company is starting to talk about returning to the office. My coworkers and I have worked remote for over a year and the company has been growing. Most of the people we’ve hired in the last year are not local, and only 1 person from my team is in my city.

I don’t want to go back to the long commute, being in an overly cold office with fluorescent lights, and losing productive time to “chit chat.” I have been more efficient (and happy!) while at home. How do you advise I approach my thought work here? I want to approach my manager knowing what I’d like to ask for from a “clean” mind.