Tips for A Functional and Comfortable Home Office

custom home office hilton head
custom home office hilton head

Even if you don’t work from home, having a home office can be a great asset in most households. Whether you decide to designate an entire room to an office, or simply carve out a corner in another room, this will be the hub of paperwork, filing, and organization in your home. 

To make your office as functional and comfortable as possible, our designers at More Space Place Hilton Head recommend the following tips:

1. Consider what’s most important, and design from there.

What are the main goals for your home office? Will it be used to store important documents? Will you pay bills there? Do you often work remotely and require a desk at home? Will you or your children be using it to create artwork or do their homework?

The point of a custom space is to make it your own. In general, if you have a lot of paperwork, books, tools, and devices to store, focus on storage cabinets, shelving, and drawers. On the other hand, if you plan to carry out big projects at your home office desk, be sure to include plenty of counter space. 

The goal is to make your office unique and functional, starting by figuring out what exactly you’ll be using it for.

2. Have a plan for cords.

Chances are, your home office will be flush with cords — power cords, chargers, USBs, HDMIs … the list goes on. All of these cords need a way to be corralled so you can stay organized.

This may mean creating a hole toward the back of your work space where cords can be funneled down to a power bar and outlet. You may even want to create outlet holes for cords in the desk drawers, that way you can funnel charging cords directly inside the drawers and charge your devices out of sight.

3. Invest in your lighting.

Sorting papers and organizing bills isn’t exactly fun work, and it’s even less fun when the space you’re in isn’t comfortable. 

Comfort in a workspace relies heavily on lighting, so investing in high-quality lighting for your office space is wise. Three types of lighting should be available to you in your workspace:

  • Task: This is bright, clear light that you can easily direct toward whatever you’re working on.
  • Ambient: This is “general light” that may come from overhead.
  • Accent: This light usually comes in the form of a traditional or lantern-style lamp for an added bit of cozy warmth.

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