Bringing The Office Home
In this day and age, working from home is more common than ever before. For many workers, the shift from working in an office to working from their house was abrupt, meaning little planning took place to be organized for this change. In some regards this new norm can be a blessing, however this shift has also presented challenges for those with inadequate workspaces in their homes.
In the comforts of your own dwelling, distractions are all too common and make it difficult to stay focused on your work. From the kitchen table to the living room or sofa, the concept of what makes or breaks a home office has been widely stretched as employers shift away from shared office space and opt for home offices. Considering that the average person spends close to 9 hours a day working, having a well-balanced, organized, and distraction free home workspace can be a huge factor in your productivity. Lucky for you Lake Champlain Closets has several solutions to maximize your efficiency in your new accommodation.
Form and Functionality
Our team understands that not all spaces are created equal, which has inspired us to specialize in custom designs that complement our clients’ homes. Unlike standard “off-the-shelf” modular options, our solutions are custom designed and fitted to address both form and functional needs. Using our advanced 3D modeling software, we tailor each design to maximize your storage/space based on your home’s layout. To further address your aesthetic and lifestyle needs our solutions can be built with a wide variety of finishes and accessories that really tie everything together.
The Closet Office
As you think about your home and ideal work areas, a closet office is likely not first thing to come to mind. With that said, these simple turnkey designs can turn a small space or an underutilized closet into the perfect home office. Across the many homes LCCVT has worked in, there is a common trend of spare closets which are wide and shallow. These closets can be the perfect form-fitting blend of style and design that we, and our clients love so much.
Imagine a centered desk, with drawers flanking either side. Floor to ceiling cubbies and ample desk space to sprawl your work over. As you wrap up your workday you simply close the folding doors and your office space disappears, out of sight out of mind. There is something to be said about being able to truly separate your work from home even when it may not currently seem like an option.
Another great office space idea is to turn a single-use space into a multi-use space. The ability to transform a guest room into an efficient office without sacrificing the functionality of the original room function is easier than it may seem. Our wall-unit office designs provide a compact wall of storage and usable office space that leaves ample room for other room functions.
The flexibility of multipurpose rooms allows you maximize your space and match your layout to your lifestyle needs. Spaces like offices, gyms, guest rooms and hobby rooms can all be paired into various combinations providing you not only the best bang for your buck, but the most efficient use of your extra space.
One of the most popular designs used today is an office space combined with a fold out wall bed. This unique layout allows you to utilize the full space as an office during your workday and quickly transforms into a spare bedroom friends or family.
Not Just for Work
This year will go down in the books for the unique changes it has placed upon not only the work environment but the classroom as well. We know it has not been an easy transition and we are here to provide solutions to best meet the needs of our clients and their families. With the increasing demand for at home schooling we believe it is important to help provide our kids with a dedicated space that will help keep them focused and learning in a place that undoubtedly comes with many distractions. Interested in which style would work best for your home’s layout?
Schedule your complementary consultation with our designer to better understand which home improvements work best for you!