Do you avoid spending time in your home office because it’s drab, uncomfortable or outdated? Although you certainly work anywhere there’s a little desk or table space, a dedicated home office offers the solitude you need to finish a work project or enjoy the latest bestseller. Whether your home remodeling plans include remodeling your current home office or adding an office space, you’ll want to consider these four ideas.
Personal and Comfortable
Chances are you won’t want to spend much time in your office if it’s bland and utilitarian. Why not look to your favorite places for a little inspiration? If you enjoy the beach, decorate the space in shades of beige, blues and greens and choose wooden flooring that reminds you of your favorite pier. If you’re a sports fan, fill the space with team memorabilia. Create an instant focal wall with your collection of jerseys or baseballs. Although you may not want to paint the walls black and gold, choose paint colors that will complement your favorite team’s colors.
Classic and Traditional
Would you dream office look right at home in old English Manor? Floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, Oriental rugs, overstuffed guest chairs, mahogany-paneled walls and an ornate desk can help you create the ideal traditional office. Consider adding a few whimsical touches, like a bookcase that springs open at the touch of a button to reveal a closet or a bust of your favorite author or philosopher.
Clean and Contemporary
If your motto is “the less to clean the better,” you may prefer a contemporary office. Choose furniture with sleek, simple lines. A table, rather than a desk, offers plenty of space to work. Best of all, the lack of drawers will prevent you from hanging on to things you really don’t need. Store folders, printers and other essentials behind handle-less cabinets that open with just a slight push.
White and neutral colors serves as the perfect backdrop for your contemporary office, but that doesn’t mean the space has to be bland. A piece of eye-catching artwork or a desk constructed from an irregularly shaped slab of wood can serve as focal points in the room.
Elegant and Sophisticated
Thick carpets, chandeliers, classic artwork and furniture quality shelving and credenzas add a touch of elegance to your home office. Both cool or rich colors can look appealing on the walls of the space. Shades of grays, greens, blues and beige provide the perfect backdrop for your art collection or furniture. Add an antique writing desk, or a clever reproduction, and select comfortable, classic upholstered chairs for you and your guests. Choose draperies that complement the wall color, or select simple shades that keep the focus on the view.
A remodeled home office increases the value of your home and adds additional living and working space. If you been contemplating a Cranberry, Pittsburgh or Mt. Lebanon home renovation, why not add an office makeover to your project list? Contact Master Remodelers if you’re ready to get your renovation started.
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