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Home Office Design Inspiration

Adding or renovating a stylish home office will give you a place to work, as well as add value to your home. A home office should be a dedicated space that allows for minimal distractions and maximum focus. Luckily, there are plenty of design elements that will help you achieve the style you want in your home office.

For those of you  that are taking on a home office addition, renovation or remodel, here are a few inspirational ideas that you can add into your plans.

 

 

 

It’s All About the Desk (and Chair)

home office ideas and inspirationA home office desk isn’t simply the place you get work done – it’s the main focal point and design element of the room. The desk and chair you choose will dictate almost all of the other decorative items in the room, so make this your first purchase, before any decor. Take advantage of this by getting a stylish office desk and chair that will make a statement as soon as you walk into the room.

 

 

 

 

 

Make Room for Plenty of Shelves

home office shelving options

As a place of work, you should have plenty of available shelf space for books, files, awards and decorations. Organizing these important items is essential to maximize productivity and concentration. Additionally, a home office that’s well organized will help optimize your workflow. Built in shelves can help to create a cohesive look throughout the office. If you want to reduce the stress of finding the perfect filing cabinet or storage system, opt for something that is a permanent fixture, you can always adjust what you fill the space with if your tastes or needs change in the future.

 

 

 

 

 

Take Advantage of the View (If You’ve Got One)

home office design inspiration- home office addition

While not everyone will have a spectacular view – or even windows – those that do should take advantage of it. After all, a window lets in light that brightens up the room, keeping you more alert  and gives you something to take your mind off work during inevitable breaks during the day. Keep your windows front and center by keeping them free of blinds or curtains and position your desk towards the window so you have a view of outside.  

 

 

 

 

 

Add Texture to the Walls, Floors and/or Ceiling

home office design inspiration

To create a stronger sense of depth, work some textures into the walls, floors and/or ceiling. Get creative with some old, reclaimed wood and install an accent wall for a more layered design style. For a less permanent solution you can try a patterned wallpaper that can be changed with minimal effort if you decide to switch it up. You can also try unique patterns with the floor or ceiling to add interest and intrigue that will peak visitors interest immediately.

 

 

 

 

 

Use Lines to Your Advantage

lines in home office

To give your home office a more spacious feeling, use lines to your advantage. Lines that run the length of the room will provide more depth and make the space feel much larger than it is.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Utilize Any Space

Kitchen Home Office Design Ideas

 

Wherever there is counter space, you can add a home office. Repurpose some space in your kitchen or basement and transform it into a workspace.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get Creative with Accent Furniture

home office design inspiration

Whether it’s a couch or a couple of chairs, a piece of accent furniture can add that extra dash of style you may be missing. It also gives a place for clients to sit when talking business, as well as a spot for you to kick back and relax after a hard day’s work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Need Help Styling Your Home Office?

Contact Riverview Contracting Today! We’re a premier provider of home office additions, renovations and remodels in Virginia’s Northern Neck. If you’re looking for a trusted partner for your upcoming construction project, get in touch with us. 

Design and Construction Trends

Design and Construction Trends

More and more, women are being recognized as the final decision makers regarding new home design and construction. Translated, this can mean more storage space in bedrooms, an oversized garage, larger laundry rooms, security systems and a higher quality of construction; while men are looking for things such as larger garages as well, home theater systems, space for large screen TV’s and separate shower stalls and tubs.

Builders and engineers are becoming increasingly aware of other factors that new home owners are looking for. At the core of these trends are safety and energy conservation, both in manufacture and construction activities, as well as being resistant to storms, earthquakes, and fire. Designs that take into account the health needs of consumers and decrease the use of materials that leak gases after the home has been completed and can literally make you sick. Other interesting trends are flexible floor plans, access by older consumers who want to avoid climbing stairs, etc., outdoor rooms, more storage and the utilization of some eastern beliefs such as Feng Shui and others are becoming recognized by builders and consumers alike.

Technology is making its way more and more into the home and to be more effective, it is best to take into consideration the design of the home before it is build. The truly wired home incorporating security systems with video pickups, as well as sound, music systems with surround sound, home theaters, homes fully wired for phone, cable and satellite TV options and high speed data are becoming common. Controls that allow you to close the drapes to accessing your homes security system remotely are also being added.

Finally, regional trends are also a significant factor and continue to affect trends in various parts of the country.

Useful Web Links
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Top 10 Designs in Home Trends
http://architecture.about.com/od/buildyourhous1/tp/homedesigntrend.htm

Home Building Trends
http://www.thinkglink.com/Notes_From_The_Home_Builders_Convention_Home_Building_Trends.htm

Home Theaters
http://hometheater.about.com/od/hometheaterbasicsfaq/a/hometheaterfaq.htm

Regional Trends
http://www.newhomesource.com/articles/newhomesecho.htm?refer=DSI

Home Ethernet
http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=153

Wiring Your Home for the Net
http://www.doityourself.com/stry/rightconnections

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