Working From Home: Setting Up The Perfect Home Office

Most Americans are working from home these days because of the virus outbreak. With this sudden change, the idea of a home office quickly became a reality for many. Whether this was setting up a makeshift workstation on the kitchen table or transforming a spare room into a home office, we’ve all had to get creative with our new work environments.

Working from home has us all daydreaming about our own ideal office setups. A home office can be anything and anywhere you want. In a cozy corner of a family room or tucked away in a private room, the options are only limited by your space and your imagination. Below we take a look at how to find an ideal home office workspaces.

Find the Best Location

For some people, choosing the right spot for their home office is easy. They have an empty room that can be used as a dedicated office space. It can be an actual “office,” but many people use empty bedrooms. However, not everyone has that kind of free space in their home. When space is tight, you have to think creatively about your office space. You can always use part of the kitchen table as your office space. But resetting your office after every meal may not appeal to you. In that case, you may have to think about using what space you do have creatively. Check out unused corners in larger rooms, large (but empty) closets, or even under the stairs! There are plenty of spaces that can convert to an office with a little bit of creativity.

Home office nook with traditional white cabinets and hardwood flooring Desk nook in living room with golden cabinets, teal walls, and leopard carpet

Kitchen Office

A kitchen workspace allows you to work in peace even as you keep an eye on little ones and pets. The best kitchen office spaces are ones that work with the existing theme and style of your home. With open plan living areas becoming the norm, there is plenty of space for the tiny workstation in the kitchen that serves all your home office needs. There is also the added advantage of saving space in a home where every square inch matters. In tiny homes, the kitchen office is a clever space saver that can be easily incorporated without major makeovers. And your kitchen cabinets can provide additional storage options as well.

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Executive Home Office

Having a designated workspace in your home will help separate work from home life, which is important for peace and balance. It can help foster efficiency being in a space with a focus on purpose and intention of what you are working on. Choose a dedicated location that will help to avoid noise or household distractions. If you have children at home, they can learn if you are in the office and the door is closed, you are not to be disturbed. This can be changing the use of a spare bedroom, repurposing a formal dining room, or doing a room addition.

Contemporary executive home office with medium wood grain slab doors Transitional executive office in Westlake Village by JRP Design and Remodel

Setting up your home office means you’ve got a lot of choice and freedom to decorate. But, no matter how you decorate, furnish, or set up your home office, HGTV has some tips on how to create a space that contributes to your work-from-home success.

Will working from home be a part of your new routine? Contact JRP today to help design your ideal home workspace.

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