Why Build a Home Office?
With the work world steadily heading towards more remote and work-from-home options for employees, many people are considering introducing a fully equipped home office that will allow them to do all the work they need to from the comfort of their own home. If you’re ready to get your work-from-home set up a bit more professional, it might be time for a new home office. Here’s why – and how.
Why a Home Office?
If you’ve ever tried to have a conference call in your bedroom while pets and family run around, you know how important it is to have a dedicated workspace. In a space away from the regular hubbub of daily home life, you’ll quickly find that you’re more productive and calmer throughout the workday. Having your desk set up as if you are in the office means you don’t need to get up throughout the day in search of the right charging cable or notebook.
But is building a home office as easy as it sounds? Here are a few things to consider when deciding how to build.
Set Your Budget
As with any project, you should have a pretty clear idea of what your budget is before you begin. If you currently have a low budget, you may not be able to have a whole addition built onto your home. Instead, you may have to set up camp in an occupied room. Interior separators like curtains or folding privacy screens can help you divide the room visually and mentally so you can switch from work to play more easily.
Make Use of Remodeling
No one said you have to undertake only one project at a time, so if you’re currently working on a renovation or addition, it might be worth it to have your contractors see where they can provide a workspace. For example, if you’re already having an extra bathroom added on, you might discover that a newly created corner space is the perfect snug room for a home office.
Choose Your Spot
If you’re not already working on a renovation project, or the one you are isn’t suitable for an office, take the time to tour the house and see where your office would best be situated. If you work face-to-face with clients or customers, you may want your office to be closer to the front of the house. That way, no one is walking through your personal living areas of the home when they have a meeting with you. Other things to consider when thinking about the location are the presence of natural light and proximity to common sources of noise, like children’s rooms or entertainment rooms.
Building a home office is an excellent choice for those who have found themselves in a new work-from-home experience. Ready to get set up? Contact Gehman Design Remodeling for your new home addition, and you’ll get the best workmanship and highest quality materials for your dream office.