Like any other interior renovation, if you want to set up a home-based office, the first thing you need to consider are your needs.


To help you define them, here are some questions to ask yourself:

  • Will better lighting make your days more productive?
  • Do you prefer entirely natural light over artificial one?
  • Do you want an office that is easily accessible or a more isolated space?
  • What kind of furniture can help you accomplish your daily tasks?


Here are some tips and layout ideas for an office that reflects the professional that you are.

Design a Space to Work from Home

Sitting down and getting started with your day is a decisive moment. To stay productive, you need an environment that complements your 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.

If you tend to get easily distracted, you want to pick a specific spot and clearly mark a physical boundary between your “home office” and your “home”. This division of space is for the benefit of the members of your family but also for you. Shelves, cabinet furniture or even glass panels can help you create those visual partitions. Once this space is properly divided, you can come home while leaving your 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 your productivity and preserve ventilation in your work space, the ideal solution is furniture that’s been customized to your needs and personality type.

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

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