A Home Office Creation
Despite the myriad distractions of your home, bills still need to be paid, correspondence still needs to be written, and the kitchen table just won’t cut it. Here are a few tips from California Closets for creating a home office space in your residence.
- Most importantly, you need to dedicate a space in your house to work. Whether this means rearranging your den to create space for a desk and some cabinets or creating storage near your bedroom desk, an area needs to be set aside that can be a work-safe zone. The ideal situation is a separate room set aside for your home office, free from the distractions of a television set.
- Setting up storage is an important prerequisite to any home office. If you don’t have anywhere to put files, letters, papers and home office supplies, your desk will slowly become more and more cluttered until you can no longer use it. Desk drawers are often helpful for smaller items, but consider attached file cabinets and overhead storage to maximize space. With enough storage space, it’s easy to keep your home office organized.
- Keep your home office aesthetically pleasing. Although you theoretically can get just as much work done on a card table tucked in your garage, the way your home office looks will make a big difference in how effective your work space can be. It will be easier to concentrate on your many tasks if you are working in an aesthetically pleasing space. There is no reason your home office space should look any less pleasant than your space in the actual office. Put up pictures, plants and other decorations to ease your mind.
- Consider a customized office storage system. Unmatched desks, cabinets and shelves can’t take advantage of your unique home office space because they were not designed with your space in mind. Especially for smaller spaces where every inch counts, consider custom-built wall-mounted shelves, wrap-around desks and customized overhead storage cabinets.
Madison Home Office Expertise
California Closets Madison has built a reputation in the Madison area for its expertise, design talent and familiarity with the wants and needs of Madison residents. Schedule a free in-home design consultation online or come in and visit our showroom to learn more about how California Closets can transform your home office, bedroom closet, garage storage system and more.