There are a few things that every custom home office should have. Whether you are using the space to study, launch a business, or stay productive on the weekends, your office has to be comfortable, versatile, and functional.
But where do you begin when it’s time to consider the design of your office? If you only focus on the look of the space, you may end up with an office that can’t meet the demands of your day-to-day life – and if you only prioritize function, you could end up with a drab and dreary room that you rarely want to spend time in.
The experts at Closet & Storage Concepts Modesto are here to give you a rundown of the three essential design elements that will help you find that elusive middle ground between form and function in your custom home office.
Naturally, having enough storage for files, supplies, and any tools you might use during a workday is crucial for keeping your home office organized. But there’s more to storage than just quantity!
Before you shut all of your documents and supplies away in drawers, consider that incorporating open storage is an extremely effective way of streamlining your workflow. Knowing where things are at a glance will help you save time when you’re looking for that one box with the green paperclips. Use baskets or trays to easily pull out what you need without creating a mess. Open storage is also great for displaying personal items that will help make your home office feel more, well, homey.
Most people underestimate how much clear and unused surface they’re going to need in an office. By the time your computer and other essentials are set up on your desk, you might find that clear space for writing and organizing is suddenly at a premium. Whether it’s an extension of your main desk or a small pullout shelf, make sure that you incorporate plenty of surface area in your work environment. If you’re incorporating your home office into an already crowded room, you’ll have to get creative. Consider lifting all storage up onto the wall and opening up desk space.
While lighting may not seem like a serious priority for a home office, in reality, it should be one of your very first design considerations. One of the major benefits of having a home office is that you don’t have to sit under glaring fluorescent lights or endure being shut away in the darkness of a cubicle. Accessing natural light sources into your custom home office will make the space more comfortable. If using natural light isn’t practical for your space, opt for soft, overhead track lighting.
Customize Your Home Office
The team at Closet & Storage Concepts is ready to help you find the perfect custom storage and design solution for the office in your Modesto home. We’re also proud to serve the greater Turlock and Manteca areas, so contact us today to schedule a free, in-home design consultation!