A whopping 20 million Americans work from home at least part of the time, so designing a great home office is critical to boosting your productivity and getting work done. Planning your home office remodeling project is a great way to convert a bedroom or extra space into the perfect headquarters for your home-based business or job. Here are some of our top tips for planning your home office remodeling project.
What Space Do You Have?
Where do you have space for a home office? Many homeowners use a den that doesn’t get much use or a bedroom. Keep in mind that converting a bedroom into an office might lower your home’s resale value if it can’t easily be converted back. Choose a space that can accommodate your business’s needs technology and furniture-wise.
What Do You Need?
In order to make sure that your home office remodeling project is completed below budget and in a reasonable amount of time, make a list of must-haves for the space. The most popular “must haves” include:
- A desk or work surface that is at least 42 inches long
- Storage to meet your specific needs (built in cabinetry, bookshelves, filing cabinets, etc.)
- Lighting that includes natural light, ambient light, and task lighting
- The appropriate electrical options for what you need to accomplish in the room (you might need to call an electrician for this one!)
- Flooring that suits your needs, whether that’s acoustically beautiful flooring or absorbent flooring to prevent any excess noise
How Will You Shut Yourself Away?
The most important thing for many home office workers is being able to isolate themselves from the tasks that need to be home throughout the space. Give yourself psychological cues to signal that you’re at work, whether that means closing the door or getting fully dressed for the office in the morning. If you struggle to stay focused, consider building a small addition or using a small space outside that involves leaving your house and entering the new space.
Home Office Remodels from Schwing Construction
Schwing Construction has years of experience giving customers the remodeled kitchens and bathrooms of their dreams. We offer all of our clients high-quality work at a fair price, as our success depends on customer satisfaction. If you are ready for a gorgeous remodeled bathroom, contact us online or give us a call at 410-960-4132 for a free estimate. For more tips and tricks, follow us on social media on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, and Houzz.