Last year, working from home full time for most people would have seemed like a strange concept, but 2020 changed that for most of us. When the world underwent a lockdown earlier on in the year, we were all forced to shut our offices and confine ourselves to our homes. This did not mean that we could stop working altogether; from this point forward the practice of working from home became more widespread. Most of us struggled to get used to this transformed routine, but those who made our home offices organized and efficient had it easier than the rest.
First, let’s clear out what is a home office. A home office is any space in your home that you have set aside for work purposes. Prior to the pandemic, most home offices were used for personal tasks and mostly used outside work-hours. Nowadays a lot of people find themselves spending their entire work day in their home offices.
The home office does not necessary have to be a dedicated room, it can simply be a defined functional space in our homes that helps us get the work done efficiently and ideally a space that blends seamlessly into our house’s interior. To make the home office ideal, it is best to have custom design built-ins. Now we may have questions like why? The answer to that is custom built-in like upper-lower cabinets, drawer units, filing systems, bookshelves, and shelving systems made precisely for the size and shape of your room will not only add function to your space but will also not make it look beautiful. No doubt a beautiful home office can provide a lot of motivation to get work done. In addition less time is wasted looking for things around the home office, and the concentration spam is not broken whenever you need to find a specific file/document or some stationary because everything is perfectly in place.
Custom-built home offices maximize your space, optimizes storage while keeping the creativity of your home.
When determining the design for your home office, the first thing to decide on is how you’d like your desk. You’d need one that is just large enough to fit your things but not too large that is makes the room feel cramped. Next you’ll need to determine how the desk is setup. A desk can be custom-built into the corner of the room, utilizing the area that is usually left unoccupied or it can be as simple as a counter-top along with a window. Others may opt for a large style L-shaped desk attached to one of the walls or a grand stand-along desk. There are several options of countertops that SpaceManager offers to complete your desk surface. The upside of custom-built furniture is that is doesn’t look out of place and blends well.
Another significant aspect of custom-built furniture is that you can have it in a color / finish that complements the interior of your home office. The options are vast, so you can design your home office the way you want it to be, whereas the options are limited when you go buy the furniture.
Custom home offices do not cost as much as most people will think. Typically most customers spend between $3,000 and $7,000 on their systems. Others may spend less due to the size of the space while othes may want a grander setup and spend much more. There is an option for everyone and at SpaceManager we always make sure we provide options to match your budget and style