Like any other interior renovation, if we want to set up a home-based office, the first thing we need to consider are our needs.Here are some tips and design ideas for an office adapted to your "type of professional".

The questions to ask

– Do you need more light to make your workday effective?

– Do you prefer all-natural or artificial lighting?

– Do you want an easily accessible office or do you prefer a secluded area?

– What type of furniture can help you accomplish your daily tasks properly?

Design a Space to Work from Home

Sitting down and getting started with your day is a decisive moment. To stay productive, we need an environment that complements our needs and work style.

While there are numerous set-up options available, we’re seeing many more open work spaces.

Closed off spaces might still exist, but today we see plenty of home offices located right in the central part of a home. Open basements, kitchens or living rooms can make excellent work zones that will make you feel both inspired and productive.

All you need is to make sure the space is set up in such a way so that you can work easily. For example, we can add a computer corner in one’s kitchen without breaking up the fluidity of the kitchen’s overall design.

People who tend to get easily distracted want to pick a specific spot and clearly mark a physical boundary between their “home office” and their “home”. Shelves, cabinet furniture or even glass panels can help create those visual partitions. Once this space is properly divided, we can come home while leaving work at the office.

Lighting: An Important Element

Nothing helps creativity like a sun-infused space. Fortunately, if you’ve picked the basement for your home office, the right choice of artificial light and colours can make up for the loss of natural light. Warm colours stimulate the brain and cold colours boost creativity:

Red increases concentration;

Pink stimulates positive emotions;

Yellow feeds intellect and increases a room’s lighting;

Blue and green have a calming effect;

White soothes and opens up a space.

Custom Made Furniture for You

To increase the productivity and preserve ventilation in the work space, the ideal solution is furniture that’s been customized to the needs and personality type.

In addition to naturally integrating into the space, this kind of furniture can also help organize the space—and the soul, this completely transforming the work-from-home days.

Large bookcases, for instance, can help to make use of height space while keeping everything within reach. A customized and integrated filing system would also allow to hold on to important papers without getting buried in a slush pile that will ruin the look of the entire room.

A customized desk designed by a cabinetmaker rewards you with a home office space that is all your own and meets your specific needs.

Looking for a way to optimize your space? Retractable furniture, shelves and counters can facilitate any daily tasks without taking up all that room.

As you can see, there are a ton of options for adapting your home space to your work needs.

Now It’s Your Turn!

Now that you’ve read some of our tips for designing a home work space, start having fun with planning out your own! A well thought out project and clear vision will help make your dream home office a reality.

It goes without saying that if you are thinking of reorganizing or redoing your home work space, you can’t go wrong with the help of a professional interior designer. A turnkey design service will spare you any unforeseen complications during the process and allow you to maximize all the possibilities that come with your home renovation.

If you’re ready to move forward, don’t hesitate to contact our designer-contractors who will give their maximum empathy and transparency throughout the collaboration process.