For many, working from home has become the new normal, and it seems as though it will continue to be the norm for the foreseeable future. If you’re struggling to feel focused or productive while working from home, the JBDB team offers some home office inspiration to help you out!
#1: Designate a Space
At the beginning of working from home, many people used their living rooms, dining room table, or their kitchen island as temporary workspaces. As these workspaces now have become more permanent, it’s time to evaluate the current state of your office. If you’re still working in a makeshift office space, it’s time to see if you can create a more permanent office in a spare bedroom or an unused formal dining room.
If you’re cramped on space, considering a home addition might be a good option to increase your square footage. Adding on some extra space, plus reallocating the space you do have, can help you create a home office setup that feels more defined.
#2: Consider the Function
Are you on phone calls all day long? Do you have to take time to help kids with distance learning? Do you need multiple computer monitors? Taking a step back and evaluating your needs will set you up for a successful office space. Whether it’s adding pocket doors for privacy, investing in a standing desk for versatility, or adding storage space to control clutter, determine how the space needs to work for you before making changes.
#3: Make it Enjoyable
One of the benefits of working from home is that you can create a space that reflects your personality! Unlike a cubicle, you can make your home office design a beautiful space to spend the work week. Use statement wallpaper or custom trim work to create a beautiful backdrop for conference calls. Include some open shelving in your custom storage solutions for an opportunity to display some of your favorite art or decorative objects. Find a light fixture that not only provides flattering and functional lighting, but also adds a stylistic element to the room.
#4: Talk to our Team
At JBDB, we can help you evaluate your current floor plan and determine how to make the most of your space. Whether it’s reconfiguring floor plans or coming up with an addition that will serve your family best, our design-build team can walk you through your options. We can provide home office ideas that are versatile and provide you with a productive place to work!