Are home offices the new normal?

Home offices are one of the items that so many people took for granted pre-pandemic. Now they are how so many people are able to “go” to work. Here are three things that make a home office truly effective:

1. It has a door. While this may seem obvious, this is one of the most important features of your home office. Here are a few things to consider when thinking about a door.

  • Does it shut, latch and lock? The last thing you want is to find out the door doesn’t latch in the middle of a Zoom call with your boss.

  • How well does it stop the exterior noise? A solid door will stop the noise of your kids being kids better than a hollow door.

  • Does it have glass? A bit of glass can be the difference between working in a “cave” and feeling like the outside world if right there. It can also be beneficial for those looking to enter to ensure you’re not in the middle of something.

2. It has lots of storage. This can be accomplished with the addition of cabinets. We can design a luxurious feeling office space with plenty of storage for thing like

  • Important files in their own drawers

  • Printers

  • Computers and more!

3. It has ample work surfaces. Last thing you want is to create this amazing new space and then run out of room! Here are just a few ideas to get started:

  • Desk can be integrated to work with design and space

  • Separate work stations depending on needs

  • Main working desk with back desk

Now that you’ve got the basics of home office needs down, we just need to find some inspiration. This is where sites like Instagram and Pinterest come in. Follow us and like us on both! We can start a Mood board on Pinterest and share saved posts on Instagram. Contact us today to get started!