Having a home office is something that absolutely transforms the way you work from home. There will be no more moving from one room to another trying to find a quiet place, no more getting distracted by housework that needs to get done, and no more feeling like working from home is an inconvenience! Creating a home office is no small task though. Follow these steps to start designing a home office tailored specifically to your wants and needs.
Before you start making any decisions, be realistic about what you need out of your new home office space. How much time will you spend in there? How much space do you need? What will make you excited to work in this space? Take some time to brainstorm and create a list of your top priorities or concerns. Then, you can review that list with your contractor before construction begins.
It’s been proven that natural light in the workplace boosts mood and improves productivity. Keep natural light in mind when you’re choosing your office location and planning out the location of your desk. The more natural light, the better! Ask your contractor about adding more windows or even a skylight to create a workspace that’s inviting.
Unless you live alone, privacy is going to be a concern in your home office. Adding a lock to the door, cabinets, and on your devices will keep your office space truly private. If noise is a concern, consider adding extra insulation to soundproof the space. A white noise machine can be used to block out other noises in the home, so you’ll be able to focus easier.
Be realistic about the amount of storage you’ll need in your office. Storage can be added using furniture, but it can also be a part of the room design with built-in shelving. There’s no such thing as too much storage! The more spaces you have to organize and keep things off of your desk, the less clutter will accumulate.
Once your office space is done, have fun decorating it! This is your chance to bring your personal flair into the decorative pieces, paint colors, and other aspects of your home office. The more personalized your space, the better! You would never get this much design freedom working in a traditional office space. Don’t be afraid to make the most of your newfound design freedom!
Contact Bennett Contracting today to speak with a local home remodeling contractor in your area! From upgrading an existing space to designing a brand new addition or even finishing your basement – our team is sure to be able to find the perfect location for your new home office.