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4 Essential Features in a Custom Office

By - December 22nd, 2016

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If you’re looking for a home office that serves as a headquarters for personal and professional affairs, you should consider custom cabinets, storage fixtures, and furniture. You also need a design that maximizes the efficiency of the space you’re in and improves the organization of paper and digital records. Consider these four essential features of any organized custom home office.

Storage Cabinets

Storage cabinets, used in a group or as a standalone unit, are key for creating an efficient, clean, and well-organized office. Cabinets crafted from high-quality solid wood with glass inserts add distinction to any space and make an office appear sophisticated. Upper cabinets give you additional short and long-term storage options.  Add lighting to your cabinets to make it easy to find items and complete tasks.

Desks & Work Surfaces

Having a desk that has enough space for your computer or laptop and additional paperwork is essential for any office. If your office will host potential customers or clients, a desk must be elegant and sturdy, while leaving enough room to move around comfortably. L-shaped and U-shaped desks are highly effective because they give you flexibility when storing items like printers, boxes, and supplies. These types of desks also give you a bigger work surface.

Home office cabinets with wall bed

A Comfortable Chair

Being able to sit at your desk comfortably, without experiencing any backaches or strain, is often because of the chair you select. Consider a padded chair with adjustable features and stability control. Some chairs even use memory foam to contour to your body. A chair that offers proper back support and helps enforce proper posture will allow you to stay focused and comfortable for hours on end.

Bookcases

No home office would be complete without bookcases and shelves. This is true even if you enjoy e-books more than print editions. Printed books and periodicals specific to your trade or professional interests add class, personalization, and distinction to offices. Shelving also gives you an opportunity to show off certifications, degrees, and awards. Choose solid wood to yet another layer sophistication and luxury.

A custom home office can serve as more than just a quiet place to pay your bills or respond to work emails. When properly designed, it can be the headquarters of your home or business that offers efficient storage as well as a place to handle delicate affairs. Get started today by scheduling your complimentary in-home design estimate!

Maintaining Privacy in a Shared Home Office

By - August 2nd, 2016

Shared custom home office

A home office is often where you can browse the news or your Facebook feed, a place to shop online, or even to run your business. Unfortunately, privacy and productivity can dip if you share your work area with a spouse or your kids. To make the most of your space and remain productive, your local home storage experts at Closet and Storage Concepts can help you explore desk and storage options. See some of our top tips to maintain privacy below.

You can have customized shelves installed under, over, or between your work areas. This allows for ample storage space while giving the separate workspace you and your partner may need. A filled bookshelf can act as a sound barrier, while creating a sense of separateness. Plus, it’s a great way to store materials or books that you and your spouse share. Try a double-sided, custom designed shelf that goes between your desks or divide side-by-side desks with a shared wall. If one or both of you is on the phone a lot, try a custom L-shaped work area built into a corner so you’re not facing each other.

For those with a designated home office, you’ll have room for separate work areas that allow for more privacy. If you tend to get in each other’s way, install shelving and cabinetry on separate walls. Work with a reputable custom home storage company like Closet and Storage Concepts to determine the best storage solutions to hide unsightly cords, shelving for items you may need to access frequently, or space to file confidential material. The possibilities are unlimited if you have an entire room you can use as office space.

In smaller homes, you and your spouse may end up sharing a room that also serves as the family room, gym, or master bedroom. This means having to be extra clever with your storage and design plans. Have your furniture pull double duty. For example, if your office is in the living room, use your ottoman for supply storage.

To maximize your productivity and privacy, keep any distractions at bay. Separate your entertainment system from your workspace as much as possible with cabinets that hide the TV. This allows boundaries to be made when you’re working; when the TV is concealed it’s time to work, when opened it’s time for a break. Add lighting to create a pleasant work environment. Lighting can also designate separate work areas.

Sharing a home office can – and does – work for many couples. The trick is to design the right kind of desk and storage space that provides the kind of privacy you need. Get started with your free in-home consultation from Closet and Storage Concepts today!

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