Bring Your Work Home – Adding a Home Office To Your Custom Home

June 2, 2015

This day and age, it is not uncommon for people to occasionally work from home. Some people, such as architects and lawyers, can even work from home full-time!

There are many benefits of having a nice and quiet space in your home that will allow you to get some work done when you need to, and the trend of adding home offices to custom homes is only increasing every year.

At Heritage Custom Homes, we offer you the freedom to incorporate a wide array of options into your custom home. We took the time to answer some common questions people have about home offices:

Where should I put my home office?

It is important to keep in mind that the point of a home office is to serve as a place to work. Whether it’s just a couple of things that you didn’t have time to get to one week or maybe even planning a family vacation, you want this room to promote productivity.

That being said, it’s a good idea to isolate your home office from large gathering areas where constant activity is common, like the kitchen or living room. Maybe you had space set aside for a spare bedroom in the back? That might be an area better served by a quiet and secluded home office.

How should my home office look?

The beauty of a custom home is that you are in control of how everything looks. This sentiment rings true for the design of a home office as well, which should come as no surprise. Home offices, however, serve quite a difference purpose than most other rooms in a custom home. They are designed to serve as adequate workspaces that recreate your usual work or office space.

So get creative, the sky is the limit in terms of design, but keep in mind that you shouldn’t add too much and create a distracting atmosphere. As long as you feel that you can get ample work done in your office, it should serve its purpose comfortably.

What should my home office have in it?

Aside from the obvious pieces that you find in any office, such as a desk, chair, etc., you have the freedom with a home office to personalize some aspects of the space. Instead of a traditional gray filing cabinet, why not incorporate a built-in organizational vessel right into your desk?

Think of clever ways to hide some of the more traditional storage areas of an office and create a more flowing look that feels cohesive rather than a bunch of furniture sitting in a room. Custom shelves and lamps are other ways to add some personal touches to your home office, as long as you remember to keep away from distracting additions.

Contact Your Local Custom Home Builder

When it comes to your custom home, you have the final word on all aspects of the design. A home office is a fantastic addition to any custom home and can serve as a very productive space that promotes thinking and planning alike.

Is your dream home missing a home office? Call Heritage Custom Homes today!