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Home Office Redefined
Home Office Redefined
Perceptions Interiors
This once traditional bedroom received a modern update by the team at Perceptions. Transforming this space into a corporate hub was no small feat! Sliding glass doors create a work out nook to house the family's bulky treadmill. A multi-function media wall helps the homeowners keep up with world events, while a sleek walnut table serves as a conference center for meetings. When hosting visitors cozy seating and a comfy sleeper sofa instantly transform the space into a visitors retreat.
For balance, we stained the counter the same color as the floors
For balance, we stained the counter the same color as the floors
CUSTOM CRAFT - Design Build Remodel
The 13' solid cherry countertop was stained to match the hardwood floors. The cabinet doors and drawers are a Shaker style, and feature brush oil rubbed bronze cup pulls and knobs for the hardware. The built-ins and trim are painted with Sherwin Williams Alabaster. On the walls we used Sherwin Williams Repose Gray.
1419 Broadmoor Drive East
1419 Broadmoor Drive East
KCD Staging Inc.
Example of a classic freestanding desk medium tone wood floor, brown floor, wall paneling and wood wall home office design in Seattle with brown walls
Aspen Grove
Aspen Grove
Prentiss Balance Wickline Architects
Mountain style home office photo in Seattle
Rustic farmhouse sewing room
Rustic farmhouse sewing room
Cutting Edge Construction & Woodworks, Inc.
Shaker style two-tone cabinetry with a lightly distressed, crackle & glazed finish from Executive Cabinetry, This highly versatile office also serves as a sewing room and features large filing drawers, a built in ironing board, a pullout organizer, and a large telescoping table behind the long drawer front at right. Cork floors also make this the client's workout room ! Scot Trueblood, Paradise Aerial Imagery
Cherry Wood Bookcase and Secret door panels
Cherry Wood Bookcase and Secret door panels
Tague Design Showroom
Cherry wood bookcase flanked by matching cherry wood "secret" panel doors which hide the entryway to a storage closet and power room on either side of bookcase.
Winston-Salem - PRM - Library
Winston-Salem - PRM - Library
Banner's Cabinets
These library cabinets are truly elegant, featuring fluted pilasters with carved capitals and an arched applied molding with raised burl panels on the upper frame. The lower door panels also have walnut burl. The room is completed with matching wainscoting, interior door pair door case, base mold, and crown.
Swarthmore Hills Kitchen
Swarthmore Hills Kitchen
Juliet Koczak Architect
Photo credit: © Jeffrey Totaro, 2015 Conestoga Valley Custom Kitchens
Example of a small classic built-in desk medium tone wood floor study room design in Philadelphia with gray walls
LOHI CONDO
LOHI CONDO
Dado Interior Design
Location: Denver, CO, USA THE CHALLENGE: Transform an outdated, uninspired condo into a unique, forward thinking home, while dealing with a limited capacity to remodel due to the buildings’ high-rise architectural restrictions. THE SOLUTION: Warm wood clad walls were added throughout the home, creating architectural interest, as well as a sense of unity. Soft, textured furnishing was selected to elevate the home’s sophistication, while attention to layout and detail ensures its functionality. Dado Interior Design DAVID LAUER PHOTOGRAPHY
Rustic Modern
Rustic Modern
Vine Street Design
Home office - small transitional built-in desk medium tone wood floor home office idea in Chicago
Woodland Road West Office
Woodland Road West Office
Martha O'Hara Interiors
Martha O'Hara Interiors, Interior Design | John Kraemer & Sons, Builder | Kurt Baum & Associates, Architect | Troy Thies Photography | Shannon Gale, Photostyling
Hidden Storage
Hidden Storage
Lisa & Leroy
Hidden in the murphy bed built in are printer and laundry hamper. Can you guess where?
Home office - small transitional medium tone wood floor and brown floor home office idea in DC Metro with white walls
Gray Painted Cabinetry in Home Office
Gray Painted Cabinetry in Home Office
Orren Pickell Building Group
A home office off the kitchen can be concealed with a pocket door. Gray-painted maple Wood-Mode cabinetry complements the kitchen finishes but makes the space unique. **Project Overview** A small, quiet, efficient office space for one that is perfect for sorting mail and paying bills. Though small it has a great deal of natural light and views out the front of the house of the lush landscaping and wildlife. A pocket door makes the office disappear when it's time to entertain. **What Makes This Project Unique?** Small yet incredibly functional, this desk space is a comfortable, quiet place to catch up on home management tasks. Filled with natural light and offering a view of lush landscaping, the compact space is light and airy. To keep it from feeling cramped or crowded, we complemented warm gray-painted maple cabinetry with light countertops and tile. Taller ceilings allow ample storage, including full-height open storage, to manage all of the papers, files and extras that find their way into the home. **Design Challenges** While the office was intentionally designed into a tiny nook off the kitchen and pantry, we didn't want it to feel small for the people using it. By keeping the color palette light, taking cabinetry to the ceiling, incorporating open storage and maximizing natural light, the space feels cozy, and larger than it actually is. Photo by MIke Kaskel.
New Construction in Naperville, IL
New Construction in Naperville, IL
The Kitchen Studio of Glen Ellyn
  Free ebook, Creating the Ideal Kitchen. DOWNLOAD NOW   Collaborations with builders on new construction is a favorite part of my job. I love seeing a house go up from the blueprints to the end of the build. It is always a journey filled with a thousand decisions, some creative on-the-spot thinking and yes, usually a few stressful moments. This Naperville project was a collaboration with a local builder and architect. The Kitchen Studio collaborated by completing the cabinetry design and final layout for the entire home. Around the corner is the home office that is painted a custom color to match the cabinetry. The wall of cabinetry along the back of the room features a roll out printer cabinet, along with drawers and open shelving for books and display. We are pretty sure a lot of work must get done in here with all these handy features! If you are building a new home, The Kitchen Studio can offer expert help to make the most of your new construction home. We provide the expertise needed to ensure that you are getting the most of your investment when it comes to cabinetry, design and storage solutions. Give us a call if you would like to find out more! Designed by: Susan Klimala, CKBD Builder: Hampton Homes Photography by: Michael Alan Kaskel For more information on kitchen and bath design ideas go to: www.kitchenstudio-ge.com
Spanish Oaks Home Office
Spanish Oaks Home Office
Butter Lutz Interiors, LLC
Twist Tours
Home office - large traditional freestanding desk dark wood floor and brown floor home office idea in Austin with blue walls
van Adelsberg Grant Art Studio
van Adelsberg Grant Art Studio
Giulietti Schouten Weber Architects
Home studio - contemporary freestanding desk home studio idea in Portland
Archie's Library
Archie's Library
Residents Understood
Bonnie Sen
Study room - transitional built-in desk dark wood floor study room idea in DC Metro with blue walls
Edina Boulevard Desk
Edina Boulevard Desk
Martha O'Hara Interiors
Martha O'Hara Interiors, Interior Design | Troy Thies, Photography
Study room - traditional built-in desk dark wood floor study room idea in Minneapolis with beige walls
Hills Drive
Hills Drive
Duet Design Group
This home office/library was the favorite room of the clients and ourselves. The vaulted ceilings and high walls gave us plenty of room to create the bookshelves of the client's dreams. Photo by Emily Minton Redfield
Desco
Desco
Barrow Builders Group
Inspiration for a transitional freestanding desk medium tone wood floor and brown floor home office remodel in Dallas with gray walls
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In most families, home offices play a wide variety of roles. If you work from home then it’s your 9-to-5 place of business; for others, it's simply a place to pay bills or sort mail. For kids, it's a homework spot or a place to play. Home office ideas are easy to come by — think library, sitting room or a place to nap. Whatever your preference, read these tips before you browse through home office design ideas to ensure you’re making the most of yours:

Storage should be top priority in all home office designs. With so many papers, books and supplies to store, be sure to accommodate it all with shelves, drawers and cabinets. A smart office wall design or storage system can also do wonders in keeping you organized. Once you've got all of that figured out, find a desk that's stocked with everything you need: plenty of surface space, deep drawers and a high-quality material. Finally, take the time to personalize your workspace with plenty of photographs and interesting knickknacks; check out lots of home office decorating ideas to help inspire your overall look or theme.

What’s the best layout for my home office design?

Your home office layout should serve your workflow and overall creative process. Ideally, this means home offices get their own dedicated room, but if space is limited they can be paired with a guest room or added into the nook of any bedroom, living room or kitchen. There are many options, so determine what's best for you and your family. Regardless of where you set up shop, place crucial electronics and equipment within easy reach; computer monitors should be positioned so there is no glare, and lamps should be placed strategically around the entire room so there is as much light as possible.

Your work area should also be ergonomically sound. Given that you may spend countless hours in your desk chair, it should have a comfortable cushion, lumbar support and the ability to swivel and roll so you can easily reach items instead of straining for them. Your chair should also have adjustable arm rests that allow for your shoulders to stay relaxed and elbows bent at 90 degrees. As for your keyboard, you want the “B” key be directly centered in front of you. Don’t worry about having to go with a frumpy, commercial-looking office chair either; plenty of great home office ideas use unique dining or accent chairs for an updated look.

Make sure to give yourself a view. If you have a window in your space, set up your desk so you can look out of it. If not, put up an inspiring gallery wall or a unique wall hanging to set your gaze on when taking breaks. If you’ll be having clients in your home office, make sure there are ample (and comfortable!) seating options that are conducive to productive meetings.

How do I add storage to my home office?

Home office organization is key, especially with all the bills, mail and statements you receive and keep throughout the year. The best way to store your papers is by investing in a filing cabinet. A rolling cabinet can help with convenience, or splurge on a more permanent, lockable one if you have a lot of sensitive documents. Be sure to label and color code so that everything is easy to find. With shelves and cabinets, built-ins are your best options. Built-in shelves are an elegant way to store your book collection while drawers with tray organizers keep track of staples like pens, pencils, highlighters, tape and calculators.

How do I choose the right desk for my home office design?

When picking out your desk (or desks, for a large family space), be sure to consider its overall function. If this is your only office, it’s important to select a sturdy desk that can contain all your work documents in one place; it should look professional and be double-sided so you can hold meetings. To prevent any work/home mix-ups, have a separate desk for the rest of the family to use, and ensure your workspace is off limits. If your kids use the room as a homework spot, try a two-person desk or even an extended built-in counter where several can sit at one time. If you primarily use the space for odds and ends, a smaller, fashionable secretary desk might do the trick, as long as you have additional storage options.

How do I decorate my home office?

When looking for home office decorating ideas, always think in terms of inspiration; your work area should be functional but also reflective of the things that motivate you. While home offices are conventionally formal spaces, you can definitely branch out with your decor. If you're looking for office wall colors, find a paint that energizes you or go with patterns or stripes for variation. Globes, maps and clocks are always go-to pieces, as are table lamps and vases.

To give your work area a personalized touch, bring in framed family photographs and travel souvenirs you've picked up along the way. For those must-have accessories, like pencil cups, paper trays and magazine holders, try using bright, vibrant patterns to add a pop of color or even novelty pieces that will make you smile every time you look at them. Bulletin boards, chalkboards or whiteboards are also great home office ideas; they're perfect for reminders and can also be used to hold pictures or artwork.


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