There is no denying that the way we work changed drastically over the past year. Companies and organizations everywhere decided to conduct business remotely, and as a result, more people are working from home now. One thing working remotely taught us is the importance of a designated office space within the home.
What many resale homes lack in flexibility, custom new homes make up for with adaptable spaces and opportunities to add unique features. Working with our team at Harcrest Homes, buyers can create the perfect office fit for any remote working needs.
The design of an office space has a huge impact on the quality of work that takes place during the day. The right lighting, atmosphere and interior details combined to create the overall aesthetic of a room that can help you feel more motivated, focused and ready to tackle any projects and tasks that pop up throughout the day! For this reason, it is important to carefully pick the design aspects and location of an at-home office.
Home offices should be positioned in a quiet area within the home where productivity can take place and disruptive sights and sounds are limited. Den areas off the foyer, spare bedrooms, upstairs lofts and finished basements offer great opportunities for just that!
When choosing the best space, also make sure to think about any natural lighting in the room. Large windows in open-concept main living areas or bonus rooms are a great addition to any home office. If possible, homeowners should place desks in front of the window for maximum sunlight and a refreshing view. This work-desk setup alsos help in preventing annoying computer glares!
It also means setting up your space for maximum visibility on virtual meetings. Make sure you have a good backdrop for video calls, as well as an external microphone and ring light or other external light source.
An organized, clutter-free office is essential for a productive workday. When setting up a home office desk, make sure it is assembled in a way that allows you to stay focused throughout the day. This means adding in plenty of storage space and shelving for convenient access to any office supplies you might need, including additional pens and pencils, paper, flash drives, notebooks, folders and more.
Another way to declutter the desk and work area is to utilize wall space for calendars, to-do lists and reminders. Incorporate hanging decorations and wall art amongst the practical organization tools to create a space that is not only functional but also trendy!
The best part of building a new home from the ground up is the ability to incorporate convenient custom features into any space. When building your custom home with Harcrest Homes, be sure to think about how to create the best office for your individual needs!
Features like custom built-in cabinetry and shelving help to make long-term storage easier while also creating a unified look in any space. Add in display shelves to showcase awards and photos, as well as drawer glides for storing away items like reams of paper, writing utensils and other office essentials. Heavy-duty slide-out shelving is another great option for storing printers for easy access.
Of course, for additional productivity and organization, future homeowners can also add custom built-in desks to a room. These built-in office features help to maximize space and allow for a truly customized design.
No matter what your style or at-home office needs are, the customization options are limitless! For more home office inspiration, visit our Pinterest page. To get started on your luxury custom home today, contact us at 678-828-7151.
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