Home Office Design, where to start??? Make your life easier while designing a workspace with these 4 Design Questions. Working from home has its perks. And one of them is being able to design your office space. Designing any space begins with a series of questions to understand what your needs, likes & dislikes are. Particularly for a home office, it is important to create a space that is both comfortable and efficient.
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Although realizing that all you probably need is a computer, a phone, and a desk area. However, “being happy and being comfortable in your home” office goes way beyond the basics.
Just think of it, you are in this space for how many hours a day? That’s right, a lot. So make it a room that you enjoy being in. And this leads us to the first question, what type of design style do you lean towards? An important question because a Boho enthusiast would probably be less likely to enjoy a Minimalist Design and vice-a-versa.
Second, how do you use your room? Within this question, there are many facets. Such as what type of work you do, seating capacity, double duty requirements, technical requirements, storage needs. As you can see, each of these questions has many off-shoots of their own. For example, if you are in sales, do you need additional storage? And can the proposed office handle it or do you need to rent a storage area?
The third is the lighting. Does your proposed office get enough light for your particular work? Lighting is underrated and yet super important. Lighting can also be an expensive however a necessary purchase. But don’t skimp on lighting. As a side note, there are three types of lighting, General, Task & Accent. And for an office, a lighting plan that includes all three would be the best.
Fourth, color. What is your color palette? Color is often times the most difficult decision to make. I think because it is not a clear decision such as how many chairs you need. It is an emotional decision, color evokes emotion. And it’s important that you are happy with your color choice. However, rest assured, after you have selected a color palette, all design decisions just seem to flow. More importantly, keep in mind that your color choice is integral to your overall design plan, including lighting.
So there you have it 4 questions to ask yourself as you begin your journey into home office design. As it may seem mundane to you, asking yourself these 4 questions will save time and money in the long run. And put you on the right path to design a home office that makes you grateful to be there.
So, thanks for stopping by today! We hope you’ve left inspired ~ Nancy
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