Why Build a Home Office?

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.

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Reasons to Build a Home Addition

Reasons to Build a Home Addition

Are you considering building a home addition but are unsure if you are making the right decision? A new home addition may be just what you need to enhance your home’s appearance and market value and create the space that you desire. There are several benefits to be had from building a home addition that you may find worthwhile in the long run. Let’s take a more detailed look at a few reasons to build a home addition.

Kitchen Expansion For Increased Functionality

If your kitchen is truly the heart of your home, it’s a highly interactive place that gets a lot of use. Making a kitchen update is a great way to meet the new demands of your kitchen. Maybe you have a small, efficient kitchen, but realize that you have a more casual lifestyle. You are no longer doing family meals and have streamlined your kitchen needs. A newer kitchen with increased functionality, featuring modern appliances, technological updates, and increased efficiency and convenience is valuable. Expand your kitchen to provide the functionality that you need. 

Master Suite For Personal Comfort

Adding a master bedroom suite is a great way to get the comfort and enjoyment that you desire in your space. You can customize your bathroom features so that it’s tailored to meet your specific needs. Whether it’s an antique clawed bathtub, walk-in shower, or a whirlpool jacuzzi tub that you want in your bathroom, your master suite is for you to design to meet your likes and desires.

Establish an Entertainment Space

Depending on your lifestyle, you may want to build a new addition to accommodate entertainment. Make it a priority to create a space for entertaining family and guests. Consider designing your new addition with state of the art media equipment or game equipment. Showcase your special collections if you have one and make the space unique, warm, and inviting. An entertainment space would make a worthwhile addition that both family and friends could enjoy and make memories there. 

Increase Your Home’s Market Value

Building a new home addition is a solid way of increasing the market value in your home. Remodels, whether large or small, can impact the value of your home and turn out to be a good investment for you. Whether it’s a new deck, veranda, guest house, or bathroom that you are adding, you can expect to see it pay off. Anything that can make your home more appealing, whether in square footage, personalized style, or a unique design, will likely result in a desirable ROI for you. 

Expert professionals can build your home addition plan and on a budget. Convey your vision and goal and let those with the skills and experience transform your home and give you the new home addition that you’ve dreamed about. You don’t have to spend a fortune to build your home addition. Call the experts at Gehman Design Remodeling today.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Home Additions

The Do’s and Don’ts of Home Additions

Home renovations and remodeling are an exciting step in being a homeowner, especially for those looking to introduce whole new additions to the house. But it can also be a challenge knowing where to start with the project. If you’re considering adding onto your home in the near future, here are the top do’s and don’ts of home additions. 

Do’s

Do start with a clear design. Adding onto your home is going to need more than just your vision. To get any necessary permits and have the work done properly, you should work with a professional to put your ideas onto paper. Hiring an architect or designer to draw out your design will help give your contractor a clear picture of what you want. You’ll also be able to spot any problems with your idea and adjust accordingly before building begins. Remember, the more detailed the design, the more true-to-vision your addition will come out. 

Do add on to your kitchen. Almost no other home project can raise the value of your property as much as a kitchen improvement. As needs and trends progress, more and more houses feature open and spacious kitchens for entertaining and cooking as a hobby. Be considerate of your future homebuyers and increase your own home-happiness by considering whether a functional kitchen addition is right for your home and needs. 

Do add more bathrooms. Another easy way to add value to a home is by adding in another bathroom or two. For homebuyers, there is no such thing as too many bathrooms. They add functionality to the house and encourage privacy for residents, meaning adding income by renting out a room or two is now a possibility without sharing a bathroom. 

Don’ts

Don’t be stubborn. A home addition is a big undertaking, and even if you have an expertly crafted design for your builders, there’s always the possibility of an unseen problem making itself known. Be prepared and know that in large projects like this, it’s conceivable that not everything will go right. When budgeting time and cost, you should allow for delays and additional costs to prevent any unwanted surprises. 

Don’t go too big. It’s always attempting to bring on high-value additions like bathrooms or a sunroom but doing too much at once could lower your property value. The closer you build to the property line, the more you encroach on yard space. Landscaping, patios, and other outdoor features are just as important to homebuyers as an extra bathroom, so take care not to build so big that potential buyers lose out on outdoor spaces. 

Are you ready to take the next step in bringing a great addition to your home? Contact Gehman Design Remodeling for assistance in bringing great workmanship to your next home project.