Expand your productive capabilities by designing the perfect home office! Working from home has become the new norm and many companies have shifted to work-from-home models. So, do you have a dedicated space where you can focus on the tasks you need to do? By incorporating a few of the simple things listed here, your home office will add tons of functionality.
Whether you want a new home or to update your current one, a home office brings with it a lot of value. It could be as easy as renovating an extra bedroom. Or you could convert your bonus space into a private workstation. Whatever you choose, make sure to design an office suited to your specific needs. This will help make at-home working a lot easier!
Working from home isn’t only for the displaced office worker. More and more small business owners are choosing to buy homes with thoughtfully designed in-home offices. Instead of spending money on rent, they can grow their businesses from the comfort of home and forget the hassle of commuting!
Don’t just take our word for it! Check out some of these amazing plans with flexible layouts. We encourage you to keep track of the features that appeal to you so our team of designers can help make your new home a dream come true.
It’s All About Location!
So much of designing the perfect home office depends on the location of its different spaces. For folks who are on the phone a lot or need quiet, consider an upstairs office away from where the kids play. Or you might like a secluded office that’s tucked away from the main areas but still on the first level. If you need easy access to the front door or garage for shipping items, an office off the foyer or mudroom would be best. Make sure to consider location before all else, because it’ll affect everything in your day-to-day work life.
Another thing to ask yourself is if your home office will be seen. We often see gorgeously designed offices when they’re located off of the main living areas, like in DFD-7550. With its home office located right off the gallery hall by the entryway, it can make a professional impression to both guests and clients who come visit.
Adding a Home Office to Your Plan
While many of our favorite home designs come ready-made with office space, not all do. But no worries! Adding or turning a room into workspace is one of our most-requested modifications. Big or small, almost all homes have something that can be converted into an office.
A great example of a plan that makes it easy to add an office is DFD-5516. This spacious layout has tons to offer, but you’ll notice that it doesn’t have an office detailed on the floor plans. Lucky, it would be easy to incorporate an office or two!
Just look at the guest suite off the foyer and envision a work space in there. Or maybe you’d like the isolation of the upstairs media room. All or part of the game room could also be closed off into an office. Our team has seen it all and is ready to make any modification you may need.
Little Additions Make for Great Spaces
When designing the perfect home office, it is important not to overlook the “small” stuff. We mean the things that you end up using a lot more than you realize. While location and layout are very important, so are the finishing details!
Things like built-in shelving and extra electrical/internet connections can prove invaluable in the long run. You may need lots of storage for client files, books, or even to showcase awards and recognitions. Or you might need extra outlets to power high-volume computing. Whatever your job demands, you can design a home office to handle it.
DFD-7892 offers a lovely workspace with its office. The room could easily accommodate a desk and computers. It even has a private bathroom, which is super convenient! You’ll save time when facilities are so nearby.
Whether you are working from home in the short term or for the foreseeable future, having a home office will simplify your life. We can’t wait to help you find your dream home, office included!