by ipdesign |
August 23rd, 2010 |
HOMEY HOME OFFICES
Computer, faxes, printers, modems, oh my! Today so many of us bring our work home, or tele-commute that having a special space set aside for our necessary equipment can bring on a multitude of design challenges. When creating a home office it’s vital that you have a space set apart from the home activities, so that you can get away, and focus on the work at hand.
Space – the right amount – becomes your first priority. A room that doubles as a guest room/home office, might be the perfect setting. Perhaps this room’s closet space could be reconfigured to allow for the necessary office equipment. By removing the shelves and clothes bar, you’d be surprised how much additional office space you might uncover! And when you close those closet doors in the evening your work is hidden from view.
Many furniture manufacturers carry beautiful office armoires, large enough to house computers and other necessary office equipment. And the beauty of these elegant and functional furniture pieces, are that they too can be closed when work is through. Large units are available, as well as space saving corner armoires.
And finally, don’t forget those furnishings that will put the “home” in “home office”. Decorative lighting, an ottoman for put-your-feet-up comfort, and of course those finishing touches – custom window treatments, area rugs, artwork and collectibles will all help to say, “This is my space!”
Given the right decorative approach, you’ll find it hard to leave work when 5 o’clock rolls around!
With a little creative space planning, you can come up with a workspace solution that doesn’t evolve around your kitchen table.