One of the greatest luxuries of today is the freedom to work from almost anywhere at all. With mobile phones, portable laptops, and easily accessible wifi, may of us are afforded the flexibility to work on our own schedules, when it best fits into our own personal schedules. With this modern-day trend, it has become imperative to have places in our homes that support this fluid way of working.
When designing a home work place, we naturally think of incorporating a designated home office. And, while it goes without saying that functionality is key, you also want to make sure that your home office is equally comfortable and attractive. For this reason, homeowners and interior designers alike are giving greater attention to detail when styling home offices. More than just a work place, today’s home offices are receiving the same respect as kitchens and living rooms.
As with any other room in the house, home offices are being integrated into the design concept of a home. They are no longer tucked away as isolated units. In many home floor plans, you will see offices adjacent to other important rooms, such as the master suite or the living room. Depending on your home’s layout, a home office may be easily blended into an existing space. Or, if you want a unique location for your home office, you can also create it from scratch using an existing unused room or by adding on to your home.
When it comes to adding a personal touch to your home office, there is no limit to what you can do. If your style leans toward dark mahogany and tufted furniture, of course, that is your option. But this stereotypical décor does not have to be the norm for your personal office space. You can go with light, airy, and modern or bright and cheerful…whatever reflects your personal taste, your interests, and the scheme of your home.
As with any home office, the desk or workstation is typically the focal point of the room. You will want to select something that is both practical and beautiful as it sets the tone for the entire office. And, whether you spend just a few hours or the entire day at your desk, you want to make sure that it’s size and shape work for your particular needs.
If you are looking for a new place to hang your hat and your laptop case, you will want to consider how a home office will fit into a potential new home. At Walt Danley Realty, we can help you with your vision. Contact us here, and let us work for you.