Clever options for creating a home office
With an increasing number of people working from home, a home office is becoming an essential room in many properties.
Whether it's a spare room, the corner of a room or even a garden shed, a home office can come in many different guises. If you are, or will be, working from home, getting the environment right can be quite tricky. It needs to be a space that you want to spend time in, so that you will be productive, but not a place where you will want to curl up and tuck into a good book.
If you are looking for inspiration on creating the perfect home office, then read on!
Is it a spare bedroom or a home office?
The spare bedroom often becomes the location of the home office, whilst still having to be a room for those overnight guests. With some clever furniture and arrangement, there is no reason why a spare bedroom can't be a place to focus for work and a comfortable room for guests.
This is where excellent storage really comes into its own, so that files and paperwork can be neatly stored away. Sofa beds are also key to achieving a home office and spare room combination. They are much better than they used to be and now come in a variety of patterns, colour options and designs. This will give you a comfy place to sit and read through files during the day and also a comfy place for overnight guests.
If you have space in your garden, then creating a home office in a shed is relatively easy…and a basic one will not need planning permission.
Get the thoughts of cold and damp out of your head; just enter 'office sheds' into your favourite search engine and you'll see a number of images of warm, inspiring and sleek spaces. It is very easy to install electricity and we would recommend that it is fully insulated so it can be used all year round.
For those that find it hard to switch off, a garden home office can be beneficial as you can leave your desk on a Friday night and not have to go near it again until Monday morning comes around.
When is a cupboard not a cupboard?
When it's a home office!
Depending on how much space you need, a cupboard can be the perfect location for your home office, as you will you be able to close the doors and shut your work away, but transforming it will.
Whilst cupboards aren't generally very wide, you do have the option of going up and installing shelving all the way to the ceiling to store files and stationery.
You may be fortunate enough to have a whole room that has no other requirement than to be a home office. If this is the case, think about layout carefully to ensure that you get the most out of natural light. We would also recommend that you keep things very neutral.
Having a dedicated room is the perfect opportunity to go for something bespoke, after all you have the space to create the perfect desk area and the right amount of shelves and drawers that fit your files, so why not spend a little extra and create the perfect business environment so that it doesn't become another dumping ground!
Use Park Street Interior's design service
At Park Street Interiors, we are experts in creating impeccable home office environments no matter what space you have. For a truly professional look, our team will come out and measure your room before designing bespoke cupboards, drawers, shelves and a desk that fit perfectly into your space.
If you are looking for that extra bit of inspiration for your home, our Art of Living Group colleagues at Ceramic Tile Warehouse and Stone Gallery are the perfect people to speak to.