Since working from home has become a big part of our lives these past couple of years, have you wondered lately if your home office space is working for you? Several factors should be considered to make a home office space work in your favor. To make the most of your office space, you might consider how much foot traffic comes through the area, how quiet the surrounding areas are, how much natural light comes in, etc. We are here to help guide you with a list of things to consider and some ideas for your next home office space. Our talented designers at Dalton Carpet One would be happy to help you create the best home office tailored to your needs – make your appointment today!
Location can be a very important factor when creating the most functional office at home. Whether it be in your kitchen, hallway, bedroom, or even a laundry room, the location is vital to the success of your at-home workspace. You might want to consider how much foot traffic moves through each area you consider. If you have a large family with kids, the kitchen might not be the best working environment for you. Instead, you might consider a quieter space like the laundry room or guest room. A home office located in the laundry room is perfect for the multitasker who needs a quiet work space. Below is a photo of a home office space located in the laundry room. This laundry room office really utilizes the extra space for a large desk and plenty of drawers for storage.
To view this project, click here: Laundry Room / Office Combo.
Considering the needs of your office space is also important. You must determine if the space is used for you or the entire family. Will this be a section of your home where the kids do their homework — a more accessible location to supervise and assist with homework? If you choose to go with a shared workspace, you might need more storage space.
If it is in a more open location like the kitchen or hallway, you might consider using closed cabinets over open shelving to eliminate clutter. Below is a custom built-in office space, located in the entryway at the top of the stairs that utilizes both open shelving and closed cabinets to store office items, such as a computer, printer, etc.
To view this project, click here: Built-In Office Cabinets with Storage.
Design and Customization
Design and customization of your home office space is the fun part because you can get creative! Here, you get to decide if you want to install hidden outlets or go big by installing bold, statement cabinets in a small space. Lighting is extremely important for a functioning office space, so consider the location of your work space. Is it near any natural light sources, or would cabinet lights better suit you? Many people like to add lighting underneath upper cabinets, especially when they choose to use closed cabinets or they select a space in a darker area of the home. You might also choose to add a pop of color to contrast your other cabinets in the space. Below are some photos from a project where a home office space was installed in the kitchen using the cabinets to add a pop of color in the two-toned space. The options here are truly limitless, and our designers would be happy to help guide you in the right direction.
To view this project, click here: Two-Toned Kitchen with Unique Island.
If working from home has become more frequent for you, and your space isn’t providing what you need, make an appointment with us today to find out how our designers can help build your perfect home office!