Do you dream of having a beautiful and functional home office? Whether you work from home or just need a place to pay bills and do paperwork, a custom-designed home office can be the perfect solution. But where do you start?
When it comes to designing your home office, it's important to create a space that is just as functional as it is stylish. Many people make the mistake of choosing furniture that is not suited for their needs, which can lead to a frustrating work experience.
If you're looking to create a custom home office that works for you, follow the Cabinet Chic’s guide to finding your perfect home office design!
Is it Just a Desk, or Is it an Office?
Of course, you could go the traditional route and purchase a desk with a few cabinets attached and call it a day. Or... if you're feeling a little more adventurous, you could transform your space into a functional powerhouse with cabinetry built around how you work.
Rethinking your workspace is a great way to bring new motivation and positivity to your work. It’s not just a desk, this is your office!
Location, Location, Location!
The first step in any office design is to choose the right location. If you have the space, we recommend setting up your home office in a dedicated room. This will allow you to close the door and create a quiet work environment away from the hustle and bustle of your home.
If you don't have an extra room, try to find a quiet corner in your house where you can set up shop. Once you've found the perfect location, it's time to start thinking about the layout.
Layout is Key
The layout of your home office is important for both aesthetics and functionality. When deciding on a layout, think about how you will use the space. If you have a lot of paperwork, you'll want to make sure you have plenty of surface area for your desk.
If you have a lot of books or files, consider adding built-in cabinets or shelves. And if you plan on using the space for meetings or client calls, be sure to include a comfortable seating area.
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The Perfect Style for Your Cabinetry
Of course, no home office is complete without the perfect cabinets. Custom cabinetry is the best way to get a stylish and functional workspace that fits your needs. C&C Cabinets can create custom cabinets for your home office that are both beautiful and functional.
When it comes to choosing the right cabinets for your space, think about the style of your office. If you want a more traditional look, consider adding wood cabinets with classic hardware. For a more modern space, try glass-front cabinets or sleek finishes. The possibilities are endless!
The great thing about custom cabinets? The custom part! Our cabinets can be designed with all of your needs in mind.
Leaving Room for Yourself with Base Cabinets
One of the most important things to keep in mind when planning your dream workspace is that you need to leave enough room for your chair and feet. Make sure you don't just consider your 9 am perfect posture, but also leave enough room for the "4 pm coffee-crash posture" as well!
Planning with intention can go a long way! So go ahead and take measurements to ensure you have enough room to swivel around in your chair without hitting anything.
Wall cabinets are a great way to spruce up any room, but if done poorly, they can make the space feel cramped. Be sure to leave enough room for the placement of equipment, books, etc., above the counter.
Also, consider leaving extra room above the desk areas for large computer monitors. By using different height wall cabinets, you can maximize your space while creating a more interesting look!
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An Haute Couture Home Office
Now that you know the steps to take to design the perfect home office, what are you waiting for? Get started today and make your dream office a reality!
Our designers at C&C Cabinets will help you create a workspace that is beautiful, functional, and oh so chic. With our help, a "day at the office" can take on a whole new meaning. Now that's happiness built-in!