You’ve decide you want to turn a room in your home into an office – what now? You want a space that will fire your creativity, increase your productivity, and be very, very easy to keep organized. In fact, your home office should be so beautiful and organized that you don’t need to keep the doors closed. You may even need a space you can meet clients in, so the style should be classic and refined. You’ll want to include lots of storage (to keep clutter out of sight!), plenty of desk space to spread out on, a good work configuration, logical placement for computer and peripherals, and enough drawers for filing documents.
We have many years experience designing and installing offices in both residential and commercial settings, so we understand the challenges. For the home office pictured here, our customer requested a design that would blend with the existing decor and exude a peaceful, natural vibe. The cabinets are in “Candlelight” (a soft golden wood grain laminate) and the countertop
was created in a contrasting mica with a subtle pattern for visual interest. The colors are meant to suggest golden, sunlit fields–quiet energy that is never taxing or over stimulating. We included small cubbies for items that needed to stay in view. The desk has lots of legroom, so that two people can have work stations.
As pictured below, the opposite wall holds a floor to ceiling book shelf with crown molding and countertop that matches the desk. By utilizing the vertical space in this room (which incidentally, was previously the dining room, a great place to put a home office) we were able to put a tremendous amount of storage and work space in an area no bigger than 10×12 feet. Beautiful!