Organization Inspiration: 8 Creative Home Offices
Working from home has many advantages for personal wellness and convenience. Your commute is about 10 seconds so you get more sleep without having the stress of daily traffic, you can work in your PJs, and you don’t have to deal with the distractions of being in a big office with lots of other people around (not to mention the tax deductions!)
Whether you are working remotely as part of a team or running an entire business, your home office doesn’t have to be just an old desk covered with loose papers and sticky notes. Spending the time to design your office properly can transform it into an organized and beautiful work environment that is efficient, productive and ergonomically friendly. Our goal is to ensure that your home office will become a place that you will look forward to going to each day where your stress will be minimized.
Here are 8 creative home offices ideas that can help you get organized and increase productivity.
1. Client Central
Need a space for client meetings? This home office is optimized to host meetings with extra seating and a mounted TV. The setup allows for video conferencing as well as presenting slideshows or videos.
2. Office Nook
Maybe you don’t have an entire extra room in your home for an office – don’t worry! With a custom desk, there are a variety of design options to turn a small area into your home office nook. By building it into a pre-existing alcove in the room you can save even more space and have the furniture piece tucked away without disrupting the functionality of the room. This desk gives you lots of shelf and drawer space, as well as an ample workspace for your computer setup. There are also two additional hidden storage areas on either side of the desk behind the sliding doors.
3. Productivity Paradise
The most important thing to remember when designing and organizing your home office is to think through your specific needs. This will help you lay out your workspace for maximum productivity and efficiency. This custom office has lots of space for printers and other office equipment to be readily accessible as you work. Selecting a textured wallpaper adds a personalized touch to make your office feel like home.
4. Statement Spaces
This office is both beautiful and functional and consists of a large wrap-around workspace with an elegant black high gloss finish work surface. Open shelving allows for the display of books, binders or collectibles. Doors with laminated glass inserts conceal items while keeping them easily accessible when needed. Deep drawers and cabinets around the entire desk area provide an ample amount of space to store and organize a wide variety of files and office supplies. There is even a place for items such as coats, jackets and sweaters.
5. Co-working Creations
If you have a business partner, intern or spouse who needs a place to work with you, consider a dual desk set-up for your office. These custom desks combine functionality and style with overhead cabinets, file drawers, cubbies and a frosted leaf-pattern divider. The partition gives each person privacy but still make it easy to peek over to ask a question and pass files back and forth. You also have plenty of wall space for a custom tackboard that coordinates with your finish.
6. Perfect Places For Challenging Spaces
This home office design has effectively maximized the available space with custom cabinetry to fit seamlessly around angled walls and low ceilings. A cabinet is also added to an adjacent wall allowing for additional storage.
7. Home Office / Guest Room Combos
Many home offices double as guest rooms for visiting family and friends. It can be difficult to fit everything you need into one room. But there’s a solution! Enter: The Murphy Bed. Wall beds are a great solution for rooms that have limited space but need lots of functionality. Murphy beds hide a real mattress within a cabinet and take almost no time to set up. Your guests will not have to sleep on an air mattress or futon, and you won’t have to deal with a bed on the floor of your office!
8. Creative Coordination
Coordinate your entire office with matching furniture pieces designed to take advantage of all usable space. A beautiful bookcase with corner shelving maximizes the available space and provides plenty of storage for books and other items. Even include a display area with beautiful glass inserts to showcase your collectibles.
Home offices can serve many purposes. The key is to make sure yours is functional for your unique needs. Our Designers at The Closet Works can help you create a beautiful home office that will make you excited for Monday mornings! Schedule a free design consultation today.