5 Tips for Remodeling Your Home Office

Are you tired of long travel times and high gas prices? Maybe it’s time you consider working from home if don’t already.  New technologies like Skype make home offices a popular choice. When thinking about designing your ideal home office, you will need to find a dedicated area, separated from family activities, with a lot of storage and light. There are several areas of your home that can be converted into an office, such as your basement or an upstairs spare bedroom.  If you plan to or currently work from home there are many things to consider when designing or remodeling your home office.

5 Tips for Remodeling Your Home OfficeLocation

You are likely to spend a lot of time in this room, so think long and hard on where you locate the room in your house.  Distractions are a big issue when working from home so consider a space tucked away from family activities.  If you plan to meet clients at home, try to locate the room near a side entrance and make sure to have plenty of private space for meetings.

A Room with a View

Make sure to layout the room so that your desk is near a window.  Natural light helps production and is a lot better than staring at a wall.  If you choose to add an office in your basement consider allocating some of you budget to adding a window in the room.  If that’s not in the budget, hang a nice scenic picture.  (I prefer a beach in Hawaii.)

Built-ins for Ample Storage

Most home offices don’t have a lot of area, so utilizing built-in cabinetry will help with space efficiency.  Make sure to include under cabinet lighting, file storage, and desktop paper trays to help stay organized.

Multiple Screens

With the advancements in video conferencing, I suggest adding a dual monitor for continual communication and higher productivity.  The ability to keep email and skype on one screen at all times has its advantages.

Add Extra Artificial Light

Adding extra desk lamps or recessed can lighting will cut down on eye strain.  Make sure to position the monitor so there is no glare.  Having a bright space to work will help in productivity as well.

Consider these tips and how they will affect your productivity  when you make the decision to work from home. Creating a space that allows you to be comfortable, yet efficient at the same time, is a worthwhile investment!  If you would like to discuss remodeling your home office, contact us.  Please comment below if you have any questions or thoughts about remodeling your home office.

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  1. emily bennette August 4, 2016 at 8:45 pm - Reply

    This is some really good information about how to remodel your home office. I like that you pointed out that it would be a good idea to add extra storage in the room. I want to add an art studio in my home, but the space for it in my home is too small to have a lot of storage. Perhaps doing a room addition would help me get the space and storage I need to do my artwork.

  2. Wade Joel August 12, 2016 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    Designing an office can be difficult. You want to make sure that it looks nice and that it is useful. I think having two screens is a great idea because you can do tasks more efficiently.

  3. Lillian Schaeffer September 28, 2016 at 4:32 pm - Reply

    These are some great tips, and I appreciate your advice to add extra lighting when renovating your home office. My husband and I just moved into a new house, and we’d like to convert the formal dining room into an office space, so we’re going to renovate it. We’ll definitely make sure to have extra lighting installed so there’s plenty to work by. Thanks for the great post!

  4. Sarah Smith October 7, 2016 at 12:39 pm - Reply

    I want to remodel my home office. Thanks for the advice about how you should add some extra artificial light. Something else to consider is to get a remodeling service to help you that is licensed.

  5. Jade Brunet February 27, 2017 at 3:51 pm - Reply

    Adding extra artificial light sounds like a great idea when it comes to renovating a home. It would be nice to have a bright place to work and live without straining your eyes. My dad says that it is best to ask about a contractor’s experience before hiring. It would be best to find someone who has accomplished projects similar to yours before.

  6. Layla Whitley August 10, 2017 at 2:01 am - Reply

    Thank you for sharing. One problem we face with having a home office is that it’s easy to slack off. There are many distractions and often these cause us to be poorly organized.

  7. Vegas Pergola October 12, 2017 at 1:09 pm - Reply

    Excellent article. Really enjoy reading stuff like this.

  8. John Churchill August 2, 2018 at 12:15 am - Reply

    This is so interesting and inspiring because when I read it, I feel joyful. Thanks for sharing this wonderful post.

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