How to Choose the Best Place for a Home Office

In the last few years, the number of people who work from home has increased tremendously. When working from home, it can be hard to find a space to be productive and do your best work. Working at the kitchen table can lead to a lack of organization. Placing yourself in the middle of the living room can create distractions. 

What’s the solution? With help from Closet Works, you can put a custom home office virtually anywhere you have a little extra space. Let’s discuss the best place to put your home office!

An Extra Room for Your Home Office

If you’re lucky enough to have an entire room to dedicate to your home office, this is the most obvious choice. With an open room, you have the space for a wrap-around or L-shaped desk. This will provide more counter space for documents and important memos.

In addition to built-in storage options for your desk, you may want to consider a wall unit dedicated to keeping your work accessories organized. This unit can be used as a filing cabinet or as a place to keep extra items like pens and printer paper. 

When you have a whole room to dedicate, the options are plentiful

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Smaller Home Office Spaces

If you don’t have a room to dedicate as your office space, that’s okay! An office can be built into many different kinds of spaces—inside nooks, under stairways, in unfinished basement spaces, and more. You don’t even have to worry about ceiling heights or uneven wall space. When you create a custom office, we can build it to fit the space you have. 

In smaller spaces, you may actually have more options. Unlike having a dedicated room and fixed location available for your office, if you have various areas of your home that could be transformed into a custom home office, you have the flexibility to decide on the best location. Try picking a space away from the TV or play room if you need a quiet space. 

A Murphy Bed Desk Duo

Another great option for those with an available room who lack the ability to dedicate it to a home office: a Murphy bed configuration. This is a great way to convert a spare room into a home office. 

Since a Murphy Bed flips up and can be transformed into a piece of furniture, consider building a wall unit to act as a daytime storage space that can turn into a Murphy bed at night. You’ll have ample storage for your desk, and your guests will have a comfortable place to stay.

Other Considerations

A custom desk can be built for your work and your body type—no awkward placements or out-of-reach, unusable storage. If you have an office chair you love, we can build your desk to accommodate it. The location of your outlets will determine the areas in which we custom build space for your printers and monitors. 

We also recommend considering lighting and the location of windows in your home office area. You don’t want a work space that’s too dark, but you also don’t want the sun to blind you every morning or evening as you work. These are things the Closet Works team can help you determine once you’re ready to take the next step. 


Are you ready to start building your custom home office? Schedule a free no-obligation consultation and start increasing your productivity at work! 


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