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How to design an effective home office

Home offices are still a top priority since the dramatic shift four years ago. Many people are working from home on a regular basis, if not full time. What was once a less important space in the home, almost more of a bonus room, or a space for more minor office work (home-management focus), is suddenly requiring more. The top of the list? Good lighting, fully equipped electronics, a door to keep things separate and quiet, a professional (and unique) backdrop for video conferences, storage, and a secondary sitting area. With a tall order for function and aesthetics, designers are getting more and more inquiries about these spaces.

If you don't have a dedicated space in your home, I'm sure you've felt the crunch of work-life quite literally spilling into home-life. With so many people focusing on their wellbeing in 2024, maintaining a good work-life balance and boundaries will be essential. I'm also talking about physical boundaries. How can you release and relax at the end of the day if your dining room table is also your office? I see you. I see your work spread across the table. And rather than calmly sitting down to a meal with your family, you're simply trying to clear a space.

While this has been the trend for several years, now with 4 years under our belts, more people are really making it a priority in their homes. Designers across the country are experiencing the same requests and multi-use spaces are on the rise, from Murphy beds and Peleton rooms (yep, we've done both!) to multi-use dining rooms or closing off those once-sought after open concept spaces. You can check more out on that at Success.

This is your sign to set yourself up for success. What is holding you back in your home office?



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