Among home remodeling services, home office addition has slowly become popular in recent years. Whether you and your partner are a dual career couple or you’re a single working parent, it pays to have your own working space to stay organized while still having time for themselves or their family. Your family will learn when you’re busy at work as well. For instance, if you have kids at home, they can learn to not disturb you if you’re in your home office.
With the technology we have today, it’s relatively easy to work from home, especially if the company you’re working for is in a different part of the country. If you’re interested in adding a home office to your home, here’s what you need to consider to maximize your productivity once it’s completed.
Choose the Right Location
The location of your new home office is important if you want to maximize your productivity. A good location can be a pre-existing study room, a spare bedroom, or a repurposed formal dining room. You can also reconfigure a laundry room into a home office, but we suggest enclosing your washer and dryer in cabinetry so they’ll stay out of sight while working.
Some design build firms recommend choosing a location that’s near a window. The natural light can really help with your productivity instead of having to stare at a wall while you work. An office with a view is also something good to see when you glance up from your computer at times. Even if you choose to add a home office in your basement, consider adding a window in the room, or a nice scenic picture.
Form Before Function Is Not a Good Idea
When designing how your desk and shelves should be placed in your new home office, It’s important to remember that the design should serve you and not the other way around. Before looking for office furniture, consider your workflow first, as well as what kind of items you need within reach while you sit at your desk. This can help you better find office furniture that’s both beautiful and functional.
Adding your own home office is also an opportunity for you to design it according to your needs and preferences. Instead of following the idea of a simplistic cubicle or office room that’s typical in corporate environments, you can design your new home office to complement the other rooms of your house. For instance, an office with a contemporary design is perfect for featuring artistic pieces and can complement the other modern furniture you have around your home.
When it comes to custom home building services, there’s only one contractor you can rely on. Trust in our services offered by J Bryant Boyd Architect Design-Build so your vision for the space can be realized. Give us a call at (512) 930-1686. You can also fill out our online contact form. We serve in Round Rock and nearby TX areas.