Working from home these last few weeks or months may have you thinking twice about building a home office. Whether you already have a designated workspace, or you’re looking to create a brand new one, we can help make your dream home office a reality.
First, though, let’s take a look at some factors to consider. After all, your workspace should be one that you enjoy spending time in each day, and be an environment that fosters productivity. Just like you would with any other room in your home, take the time to imagine the space and design it according to your own style and taste. For specific ideas, check out our blog 10 Tips For Creating the Perfect Home Office.
Where and how to build your home office
Now that you have an idea of how you want your office to look and feel, it’s time to decide where to put it. Our design-build experts can assist you with this process, but here are some important things to consider:
How much you have or are willing to spend on your home office build will greatly impact the construction. For example, if your budget is tight, you may have to settle for creating an office inside of an already existing space. Add a little more money to the project and you can think about creating or taking down walls and making structural changes. Finally, with a larger budget, imagine adding a whole new room that is a dedicated office.
2. Combine renovation projects
Whether you’re looking to save money or simply looking for efficient home renovations, consider whether or not your home office build can be combined with another project.
For example, are you in the middle of a kitchen remodel design? Many of our clients have discovered that their ideal home office was actually adjacent to, or a nook within, their dream kitchen. This often works well for someone who has a busy family life – they can take care of family needs, such as meal prep, while having their workspace nearby to pay bills, check emails, or make a quick phone call.
3. Determine the best location
Where your home office is located within your home can have a big impact on your successful use of the space. If you anticipate clients meeting you there, for example, it’s not likely that you’d want an office upstairs next to your bedroom. Instead, you would choose an easily accessible room on the first floor that would be out of the way of the rest of the household traffic.
Other than its physical location in relation to the rest of your rooms, consider the lighting. If the only available place to build or create an office is in a dark corner of your house, other measures will need to be taken to ensure you have adequate light for your workspace. Whenever possible, however, it’s helpful to find a space that offers natural light for at least part of the day.
4. Plan ahead
The easiest way to design and build your dream home office is to start with a clean slate. This means that if you’re building a brand new home or undergoing a whole house remodel, you have lots of options and the sky’s the limit! Our designers can help you find and utilize the perfect space within your proposed floor plan and bring your dream office to fruition.
Professional home office design and build
Are you ready for a home office that will be enjoyable to work in and be a productive space while adding to your home’s value? Our design/build team has years of experience helping homeowners just like you make their remodeling dreams come true. Trust our professionals with your project and you’ll be working in your ideal home office in no time! Call us at (949) 861-3400 to get started.