As the pandemic hit our nation in 2020, many were forced to begin working from home. It was a trend that was already growing in popularity, but the pandemic pushed it forward into the limelight. And from what we’re seeing – the trend isn’t going away anytime soon.
We are getting requests for home construction in Phoenix, AZ with a renewed focus on the home office. Whether you are building from the ground up or repurposing and remodeling an existing space in your home, our team at Reef Builders has a few tips on how to make your space both stylish and functional:
Natural Light is Key
As with most rooms of the home, light and bright rooms win the day. As you are designing a new space, make sure that the home office has plenty of natural light with big windows and engaging focal points outside. Sunlight and natural views are shown to improve move and overall psychological well-being. Not to mention, gazing outside can give your brain a much needed brain break from time-to-time.
Stay Out of a Traffic Zone
As you’re designing your home office, look to add it in an area of the home that is not a high traffic zone. As you work, you’ll want peace and quiet to focus, and being in a high-traffic zone can make it loud and hard to concentrate.
Entertaining Clients? Access is Important.
Will you be hosting clients or meetings in your home office? If so, find a way to make access convenient, without dragging someone through your more private parts of the home. Adding an exterior door is often a good idea, or positioning the office near the front of the home, just off the foyer. You’ll also want to make sure your office is set up with enough room for additional seating.
Add Proper Storage
As you are working with your designer, be sure to mention all of the things that you plan to store in the office. Do you want custom built-ins? A closet? These are details that are important to discuss upfront as they affect budget and design.
Think about Connectivity
Another thing your architect will want to know is how you will use the space. Think about plug locations, internet accessibility, etc. Imagine you decided later you wanted a free-floating desk in the center of your office, but there is no power source in the center of the room. It’s expensive and cumbersome to move the plug, so an unsightly cord running to the wall will have to do. These are the mistakes you can avoid with a little pre-planning between you and your design-build firm for home construction in Phoenix, AZ.
Ready to Build?
Whether you are ready for a new construction project or a renovation, Reef Builders is here, specializing in home construction in Phoenix, AZ. We take care of every aspect of the building and design process so it’s less costly and less stressful for you. Call us today for a consultation.