Whilst there are plenty of benefits associated with working from home (including a flexible schedule, relaxed atmosphere and zero commute), there are also some drawbacks (including a limited workspace, distractions, clutter and discomfort). Fortunately, many of these common problems can be solved by simply adding custom cabinets to your home office design. Here are some of our top tips and ideas on how they can be used to revamp your space:
Max out available
Why not find an available spot in your home that could function as a comfortable working space – it could be a wide hallway, the space under the stairs, or even a nook next to your bedroom window (depending on the nature of your work, you won’t require a huge space). If the available space is limited, go upwards. Install custom cabinets on the walls – place the items you use regularly lower down and those you use rarely higher up. A whiteboard or corkboard is also useful.
Position your home office design in a spot that receives plenty of natural sunlight. Placing your desk right next to a window is a good idea, but consider how much sunlight is reflected (it could be too bright) or how busy the street outside gets (it could be too noisy). Work to minimise clutter – don’t make it a habit to stow piles of paper on the desk. Instead, consider organisers and folders to keep everything neat. Your chair should be made from high quality materials to ensure comfort.
It’s a good idea to use multifunctional furniture, such as a sofa bed or daybed with pre-installed drawers underneath. These are great if you want to stretch or rest for a moment, just be sure that you don’t make them too comfortable or you might be tempted to take a nap! You can also use room dividers or curtains to separate your workspace from the rest of the room if you think that distractions will be an issue. This will ensure that you can fully focus on your work.
Decoration is key
Don’t be afraid to get creative, just be sure that you pick colours, patterns and designs that blend together. Your chosen colour scheme for your custom cabinets and overall space should be pleasing to the eye, as well as calming and invigorating. Blue and green are fantastic choices, as they are said to enhance your performance for tasks that require the generation of new ideas. Red, on the other hand, has been linked to tasks that involve attention to detail.
We hope that the tips and ideas provided above have given you an idea of how custom cabinets can be used to revamp your home officedesign. Whilst this isn’t the only way that your workspace can be improved, it is one of the easiest things to add and has the most impact. The addition of cabinets can also work to improve the value of your home, which can be a real bonus if you were to ever move in the future. Ask for professional assistance if required.