The primary function of your home office should be for accomplishing work-related tasks, but style matters too. When you are considering remodeling ideas your home office, there are a few things to keep in mind: organization and office storage needs, a design that enhances efficiency, and your personal aesthetic preferences.
Begin by evaluating your space and it’s necessary uses. Consider the ways you’ll use your home office. How many people will use the space? Do you need multiple workspaces in the room? Will most of your work be on the computer or at the desktop?
In many homes, office space has to be flexible enough to accommodate mixed usage. Mixed-use spaces need to be designed for both traditional computer-based work and more space-intensive tasks like bill paying, craft projects, or hobbies. California Closets can even integrate a wall bed system that allows your home office to double as a guest room when family and friends come to town.
Adjust room layout accordingly. Choose your home office layout preference, based on the space you have to work with. It’s important that you know the dimensions of your home office, before beginning your remodel project, so as not to crowd the room with office furniture and shelving units. Your home office, while functional, should be open. A cramped space will stifle your creativity and ability to work.
First, position your home office furniture, making accommodations for office equipment that requires access to electrical outlets. Next, consider your shelving and filing options for office storage. Finish by filling in with necessary seating.
Lighting should also be a consideration in the layout of your home office. Be careful not to position your desk on a wall adjacent to a window, which would result in a glare on your computer screen. If you are going for a modern, contemporary design, you might want to consider track lighting. Floor and table lamps are more traditional in style, but can easily be repositioned around your room depending on your needs.
Consider storage and organization. After you’ve designed the layout of your room, office storage and organization needs are your next priority. An unorganized office is not conducive to productivity and will only leave you frustrated. California Closets offers a variety of home office storage accessories. Here are a few examples of the storage solutions we offer:
- Under desk CPU Mount for printer or CPU
- Custom cubbies for notebooks or magazines
- Cord management systems
- Desktop or wall-mounted brackets for your flat screen monitor
- Sliding desk or cabinet shelf for printer or other office equipment
When you choose California Closets for your home office remodel, our designers will work with you to evaluate your specific needs and think outside the box to develop creative solutions and remodeling ideas to suit those needs. After evaluating your home office organization and storage needs, we’ll help you add a personal touch to your space so you’ll be sure to feel right at home!
What are some of your primary home office needs? Do you have unique or creative home office organization or storage tips? Share your ideas with us in the comments below!
When considering custom storage solutions, be sure to stay up to date with the latest news and information about our diverse offerings and world-class service at Custom Closets DFW. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay connected!