If you work from home or are looking to start a home business, having an office space that will give you a comfortable place to work and keep you inspired will be very important. It should be equipped with good furniture (desk, chair, file cabinets, storage) and be ready to handle your technology with ample electrical outlets, surge protectors and a good wi-fi signal.
Feel free to be creative when designing a home office. There are many unique, fun and practical ideas you can incorporate. Here are some of the things you will want to consider going into this project from our team of residential design experts at Progressive Builders.
Probably the most important part of the home office is the desk you use. A nice desk can be set up anywhere in the room. Some design ideas place the desk “floating” in the middle, up against one of the walls, or built into the wall with custom cabinets, shelves, drawers, and counters that will suit all your needs. Rather than buying a pre-made desk, you can design a built-in desk to be exactly as you want it while also ensuring it flows with the style of your home. Built-in desks can also maximize the space in the room.
Before you start designing your home office, think about what you will need in the room to do your work. Then you can lay out the space to be as efficient and effective as possible. Some of the items you might want to include:
• Office Chair
• Guest Chairs/Sitting Area
• Bookshelves and Other Storage
• Drafting Board or Light Table
• Paper Shredder
• Drawers and File Cabinets
• Cork Boards and White Boards
Last but not least, it’s important to make sure your home office is accessible enough to handle all your technology. Whether the router is located in the room or not, you want to make sure there’s a good wi-fi signal. You will want to have enough electrical outlets and surge protectors to plug everything in. Modern homes will even have outlets with USB plugs built in. Also consider if you will need a land line installed.
Understanding your work needs will help you to get the most out of your home office. There are a few other practical things to consider like heat and air conditioning in the room, so it does take some careful planning to do it right.
If you need help building custom components for your home office or are looking to do a renovation to accommodate the addition of a new home office, let Progressive Builders guide the way with creative design ideas and quality construction and renovation services. Whatever construction help you need—big or small—you can count on Progressive Builders. Contact us today!
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