Home Office Ideas We Love
POSTED ON Thursday, December 2, 2021 IN Home
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Home Office Ideas We Love
The work world is changing. According to a recent Pew Research study, 20% of employees in the US already worked from home before the pandemic and roughly 54% of employees want the ability to work from home permanently. Unsurprisingly, the pandemic has caused significant changes in the structure of the workplace as we know it. With working from home becoming ever more important to employees, the interest in having an in-house office is also growing. Of course, like all home improvement projects, choosing how you want your office to look is a matter of preference, budget, and using the resources you have available to you. With that in mind, we thought it would be helpful to show off three of our favorite home office ideas to help get your imagination going and inspire your new home office.
More than Meets the Eye
This library office space has a rich hickory bookcase that emphasizes the rustic appeal the homeowner was aiming to bring to this room. A collection of books, various statues and ornaments, and even a lava lamp ordain this massive bookcase's shelves, making for a very captivating Zoom background. It's an impressive showpiece, to be sure, but this bookcase holds a secret. Behind the centerpiece of the bookcase is a secret room, complete with enough space to comfortably fit furniture within, perfect privacy for more sensitive discussions pertaining to the workplace. Additionally, this hidden area allows for a distinct separation between work life and home life by allowing for the workspace to close up at the end of the day. This James Bond-esque private room pushes this office space over the top, firmly cementing it as one of our favorite office spaces.
A Beautiful Home Office
One of the best parts about having a home office is that it can feel like home. Take this beautiful office space, for example. The owner utilized kitchen cabinets and drawers to create a rich Birch wood office suite that doubles as the room's focal point, and the warm coloring creates a sense of calm that fits perfectly into the home. Another significant aspect of this setup is the sheer number of drawers and cabinets available. Our appreciation for the cabinetry is two-fold; first, the woodwork and molding around the top of the cabinets is excellent, really driving home that sleek aesthetic the owner was going for. Second, the organization options the cabinets offer are critical to any home office. Everyone knows how important it is to stay organized at work, and there is ample cabinet storage space here to allow for meticulous file and tool organization. Despite its small footprint, this home office brings a dedicated work space to the home, allowing the homeowner to keep work life separate from home life. Additionally, there is even spare room underneath the pedestal desk drawers where the owner could include a more robust computer setup in the future.
Simple, Clean, and Elegant
Sometimes less is more, and we think that's the case in this home office space. The white and beige coloring creates a professional and clean aesthetic, and the large windows allow the room to fill with natural light, which is a luxury few in-home office setups have. Integrating plenty of built-in cabinets and drawers allows the owner to quickly organize and access necessary work documentation, while also making the most of a smaller space, both of which are must-haves for any office space. Additionally, the use of upper and lower cabinets frees up counter space and reduces clutter, helping the office space stay more organized. Even the upper cabinets without doors can serve different purposes, allowing for the showcasing of pictures, collectibles, and even quickly accessible colored folders if need be. The sleek technology used in this home office setup deserves mention as well, as it works perfectly with the design tone of the room while also helping save on desk space. Finally, we love the owners' use of a pin-up board to help them keep track of tasks!
How To Create The Perfect Home Office For Your Space
When designing a home office space, consider your stylistic preferences first. For example, if you wish to create a warm and inviting office space, try using wood tones. In contrast, if you want your office space to look sleek and modern, consider using whites and laminate finishes to create an elegant and refined space. Try to envision the type of aesthetic you want your home office to have before committing to a design. While everyone's stylistic preferences are different when designing a home office, some key features should always be at the forefront. Additionally, make sure your home office has enough cabinets and drawers to allow for plenty of organization. Remaining organized at work is essential to performing your job well, and this is especially true within a home environment, which can have inquisitive young children running about.
With so many choices on the market, however, sometimes it can be beneficial to have a professional walk you through the different design choices. Remember, everybody's home layout is different, so getting the most out of your room to create the perfect home office will look different for everyone. Try to use smart space-saving technology to keep your desk as clutter-free as possible. In this case, we recommend visiting a Bertch showroom to speak with one of our professional designers to give you ideas and inspiration. To check out the rest of our home office designs for yourself, visit our inspiration section for more ideas on customization options. If you find a piece of office furniture that you're interested in but have additional questions, don't hesitate to contact us, and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.
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