In the 21st century, more and more people are able to work from home. Whether it’s a few days a week in your home office as part of a corporate job or full-time business you’re building and running, if you want to maximize your productivity, it’s important to pay attention to your home office organization.
Here at Modular Closets, we love helping home owners who are ambitious and stylish professionals to create the home offices of their dreams. As experts in custom storage solutions and high-quality closet systems, we can help you create a space that serves your functional needs while also inspiring your best work.
If you’re interested in upgrading your home office environment, here are 4 popular layouts. Which one will best serve your home office needs?
If you don’t have an extra room in your home that can be an office, you can still create a perfect designated space just for your work. Many homeowners choose to turn a small area of a larger room into their cozy office nook.
In your nook, you’ll obviously want your desk and office chair, but these two pieces alone can still make it feel like you’ve just placed this furniture anywhere in a large room. To create a true “nook” feeling, you can install some open shelves and drawers around the area where your desk goes.
Not only will this be ideal storage for your home office needs, but it will create the look and feel of a true nook, where you can be tucked away focusing on your business.
Many homeowners have a room that does double duty: during the week, the room can be used as an office but on weekends and vacation, it’s a guest room.
This set up can be tricky, because if you have to cram lots of bulky furniture into a small space, the room can quickly become over-crowded. One strategy is to use a fold-away Murphy bed, so that the room feels more spacious and not at all like a bedroom when it’s time to focus on work.
Adding extra storage is also a smart move for this kind of combo room. You want to make sure you have plenty of shelves and drawers for both your office needs and your guests’ needs.
Sometimes you have two people who both need to work from home. Maybe it’s your spouse who has their business, or maybe you have a business partner or intern who will be sharing the office room with you. In this situation, you want a dual desk layout.
One way to easily create this is to use a divider, so that each person can have their designated, private space, but it’s still easy to converse or pass files across to each other when necessary. Best of all, if only one person is working on a particular day, they can quickly remove the divider and have more space.
In this setting it’s useful to make the most of the nearby wall space by installing shelves and drawers so that each person has plenty of storage and organization options.
Will clients be coming to visit you in your home office? If so, you’ll want to make sure you have plenty of space so that multiple people can be in the room without it feeling over-crowded.
If you’re hosting meetings, you’ll want to make sure you can comfortably fit at least a few chairs. You may even want to create space to hang a large screen monitor so that you can deliver professional presentations or host video conferences.
In order to make your home office feel as spacious as possible, you’ll want to maximize your available wall space with shelves and drawers for storage options so that you can have all the client tools you’ll need on hand while still keeping the room feeling uncluttered.
When you collaborate with our design team at Modular Closets, we’ll make sure your new home office is a perfect fit for your ideal ways of working. We’ll work with you to create the storage you need and the style you desire. Best of all, it’s a budget manager’s dream. Because of our modular approach, you’ll get all the benefits of a high-end quality plywood closet system at just a fraction of the price.
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