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It’s Tax Day Tomorrow! A Home Office Makes Meeting Deadlines Easier.

April 17th, 2017
Posted in Design, Design and Build, Office, Whole Home Remodel | Comments Off

office1Even when it’s delayed, as it was this year for the Easter holiday, tax day is a certainty. If you have a well-designed home office any task from tax preparation to recipe collecting is more organized and enjoyable. Remember these strategies when planning an office in your whole home remodel:

Plan Ahead
At the beginning of the design process, discuss your needs and desires for your office3space with a team of professional designers. You’ll want to consider how often you work at home, how much storage you need for files and supplies, and any additional work surfaces you’ll need in addition to your desk. Space planning will take into account how you use technology, whether or not you need an area for visiting clients, and other factors related to how you will use your office. It’s all about planning for comfort and efficiency.

office2Work Efficiently
Studies show that thoughtful lighting helps minimize fatigue and increase energy. Natural light is essential for productive and efficient workdays, while layers of lighting inside take over once the sun goes down. Also critical to your peace of mind in a home office is a space planned for ease of navigation and flow. The smaller the space, the more critical this element of the design.

With more people working from home than ever before, home offices have evolved in imaginative ways. Your home office should be a place that works well for you and the tasks at hand while integrating seamlessly with your home’s overall design. Collaborating with our unified team of architects, designers, and construction professionals, your home office can be an appealing and efficient space that expresses your unique personal style.


A+ Space for Homework in Your Whole Home Remodel

September 10th, 2016
Posted in Bedrooms, Design, Design and Build, Kitchens, Office, Whole Home Remodel | Comments Off

hinrichbedroomThe school season is underway bringing the nightly homework ritual back into your routine. Our professional designers find that many families seeking a kitchen remodel or whole home remodel ask for a space dedicated to homework. Here are some ideas that pass the test with flying colors:

Custom Built Space
In this elegant bedroom injected with a youthful spirit, the clients’ son can work at his laptop or spread bigger projects out on the desk at a custom built-in nook. Generous bookcases make it easy to stay organized.

plofficeDesign Space in Your Kitchen
A layout that integrates your kitchen and dining area allows you to prepare dinner and answer questions while children are studying. In this Mid-Century home, a light-filled corner of the open layout kitchen is a cheerful place to hit the books.

brownofficeDedicated Room
Sometimes the best solution for designing homework and studying space in your whole home remodel is a separate room. A library/office combination offers the advantage of privacy and enhanced concentration and may be a better idea for older children.

With the right elements in place, your home can contribute to a productive school year with more fun and accomplishment and less stress! Our unified team of architects, designers and construction professionals helps you explore a variety of options for home offices, libraries, or custom space for studying and quiet time in your whole home remodel.