As our new normal shifts to us working from home more often, creating a space dedicated to your workday can make all the difference. It can help you to be more productive, keep a workday routine, and will allow you to check-out of work when the day has finished.
Here are some things to consider as you look to create your new work-from-home space—
What space in your home is currently going unused? Maybe you have an extra guest bedroom that never gets visitors. This is a great and spacious option that even comes with office storage in the form of a closet! Maybe your basement or attic is just waiting to be turned into the perfect work escape. These locations are often far away from the noisy center of the home and can offer limited distractions and maximum productivity.
If you’re limited on extra rooms you could also consider installing a dividing wall in one of your larger areas. This will break up the space and allow for more privacy for your home office without sacrificing the current use of the room.
Now that you have your location picked out, It’s time to begin the design process. Think about what drives your productivity— are you attracted to more minimalist spaces or ones that promote creativity? Is comfort most important? Will you be sharing this space with a spouse? All of these factors will determine your new office set up.
It’s good to start measuring your space and getting an idea of what furniture will fit and how your set-up will make the most sense for you. Magazines and browsing different interior spaces online can offer great inspiration.
If your basement or attic still needs to be finished, this could be the blank slate you’re looking for to design the office of your dreams while adding value to your home!
Consider a new home installation to make your space more efficient and contemporary, like a built-in desk. This will allow you to make the most of your square footage and adds a unique style element to the room.
Do you prefer a standing workstation? Installing a standing level desk solves that for you immediately and will blend seamlessly into your space without taking up too much room.
Extra Storage can be hard to come across but can be essential as you bring your work home with you. A built-in storage system will add value to your home while providing you an easy way to keep organized!
At McClurg, we are here to help you make your space work for you! Schedule a complimentary consultation today with one of our home design professionals, and let’s get started creating your perfect home office.