If you are planning on adding or updating a home office design, there are a few essentials you will want to consider. Whether you spend an entire workweek sequestered in your home office, or just a few hours a day, these five inspired tips will help you create a beautiful and practical home office design.
Considerations for Designing a Home Office
Where to locate your home office
Whether your office is located in a designated office space, a bedroom turned into an office, or even just a corner of a room serving another function, the key to the office location is to consider how your lifestyle affects your work. For example, if you are a busy stay-at-home mother, a kitchen desk area may be ideal to allow you to keep an eye on all the happenings of your home while you work. However, if you’re an executive who takes multiple conference calls a day, space away from your home’s hustle-and-bustle may help you avoid distractions.
How much space you need for your home office
It is so easy to underestimate how much space you may need in your workspace. To ensure you have enough space, you’ll want to allow for at least four feet to accommodate a simple desk.
Storage and Organizational Solutions
Never overlook storage, especially in an office. A lack of proper storage can negatively impact your productivity during the day. A designer can help you determine what shelving, filing cabinets or storage solutions may work best for your work style. One trick that may help you determine what storage may work best for you is to consider your workflow. Ask yourself: How to I accept work? Where does in progress work go at the end of a day? Where do I put my completed work? These questions may help you and your designer determine where certain cabinets may work best. It will also lead to a more personalized space for you!
Meeting space ideas for your office
If you ever have clients or coworkers visit your home office, it is ideal to have a small meeting space. A seating area can be as simple as one or two chairs facing your desk, or a more elaborate design around a table. There is no need to overdo it, but you’ll be happy that you had the foresight to include this in your design.
Accessorizing your home office
You can choose to match your office to the rest of your home’s décor, or alternatively, create a completely separate look and feel for your workspace. What is important is that you create a space that helps you become, and stay, productive. A bright color may help your creativity, or you may decide that calming neutrals help you keep your cool during stressful workdays.
Let McCabinet Transform Your Home Office Design
At McCabinet, we creative beautiful, functional home office designs that are customized for your needs within your home. You can work directly with a designer who will help you determine how to best use your space in a way that will increase your daily productivity. Ready to take the next step? Give McCabient a call today!