Imagine walking into your home office each morning and enjoying your beautiful view over a cup of coffee while making your morning to-do list. Whether you’re running a home-based business, working remotely, or simply need a space for staying organized and paying bills, having a dedicated home office can improve your work-life balance. Designating a space for work helps you keep the rest of your home free for the other activities that you enjoy.
Building a custom home gives you the opportunity to create a home office that is built for your needs. Talk to your custom home builder about how to make the most of your space with a functional design. Think critically about the amount of books, files, office equipment, and other material that will need to be stored in your office.
Built-in bookcases are easy to maintain. You can talk to your builder about building them into the wall above your desk, next to the door, or even in the side of a small closet, depending on how you’d like to arrange your space. If you spend a lot of time drawing or working with materials spread out all over your desk, you may want to consider a custom desk. Customized storage solutions such as built-in bookcases and vertical storage can help you keep your office organized.
Customize to Your Lifestyle
What function does your home office need to serve? If you work from home full time, your needs are much different than someone who simply uses their home office for a few hours each week. How important is natural lighting to you? When building a custom home, you can talk to your home designer about how to maximize natural light in your workspace. You can also decide what type and how many windows you’d like to make the most of the beautiful view from your home.
If you need a small area for occasional financial management and organization, you may want to consider dedicating a space in your kitchen, hallway, laundry room, under the stairs, or corner of a room as an office area. Your custom home designer can work with you to create a space that fits in with the rest of your home and makes sitting down at your desk a joy.
Do you have kids at home? Maybe you’ll want to set aside space in your home for them to focus on their homework and other projects. If you spend a lot of time brainstorming, you could paint a wall of your office with chalkboard paint or have a custom whiteboard installed.
Whatever your home office needs, building a custom home gives you the opportunity to make sure your space matches your work. Ready to get started on your custom home office? Contact us today for a free Project Analysis.
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