Work from home setup with cabinets and workstation

5 Common Questions About Home Offices

We at The Closet Works were curious to find out what the most commonly asked questions about home offices on Google. Once we found out, we took it upon ourselves to provide you with the answers below.

1. Where is the best place for a home office?

The best location for your home office is going to be where you’re most comfortable, as well as where you have the most space to give yourself a private, quiet place to focus on work. We also recommend you choose a spot that is well-lit, and to go a step further, one that provides you with natural light if available.

Neatly organized home office with custom shleves an desk

2. How do you create a good home office?

This is a great question, but the definition of a good home office really depends on its user. Regardless of this, we recommend you start with:

Establish work zones so everything has a place of its own and adds to the overall flow and functionality of the room.

Home office with additional cabinet workspace

Custom home office cabinet  Home office media center with workspace and flat screen TV

3. How do I make my home office look professional?

Now that remote work and virtual meetings have become the new normal, your home office space is on display for everyone you work with to see (perhaps including your boss). You want to convey a professional tone but keep your sense of style, all while maintaining your chosen method of organization.

Having said that, consider these two options: a wall unit with shelving and cabinets to hold office supplies, books, photos and other office machines, such as printer/copiers, fax machines, phones, etc. It’s possible that if you have a room that is going to serve double duty, i.e. an office and perhaps a guest room, a Murphy bed would provide a terrific way to have both spaces without either interfering with the other.

If you’re interested in learning more about the pros and cons of each, check out our blog on how to make your space more attractive for virtual meetings today.

Custom home office with Murphy bed finished in beautiful wood  Custom home office Murphy bed combination

4. Is it possible to create a home office in a small space?

Every home is different, and that means some homeowners do not have an entire room to dedicate to a home office. Nevertheless, that doesn’t mean you can’t have an effective, private workspace. That’s where designer creativity comes into play.

These smaller spaces may vary in size and shape, however, if laid out properly and planned carefully, you can develop an office that’s capable of storing all that you need without feeling cramped. Some examples of spaces where space is limited but might still be an opportunity for a great office space to be installed include, but are not limited to:

  • A nook under the stairs
  • A corner in your bedroom
  • An unused or underutilized closet
  • A small, unused wall-space in a kitchen
  • Where one might add a unit on a bedroom wall, that is not a guest room

Wherever you put your small space home office, try to be innovative with your solution and think practically.

Desk cubicle in office with custom shelving and tack board

Home office setup in small nook area

Custom home office built within small closet space

5. Where can I find inspiration for my home office?

This one’s easy – with The Closet Works, Inc. of course! Check out some of our home office designs in our gallery here.

Interested in learning more about getting organized or The Closet Works’ installations? Request a free consultation with one of our professional Designers today.

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