Home offices are nothing new, but they are becoming more prevalent. Many homes were built long before the advances in technology that allowed more office workers than ever to telecommute. Such older homes often lack rooms dedicated for use as offices. If you are considering adding an office to your home, or renovating an existing room, there are several things you may want to think about with home office space design ideas.
First of all, you want the home office to be free of outside distractions, so it would be a good idea to put insulated interior walls or a good sound system to mask outside noises.
Next, you will need storage for office supplies, reference books and other equipment. You can purchase shelves and cabinets that you put together yourself, or you can have them built in.
Finally, you need comfortable and attractive office furnishings. Depending on whether or not you will have clients in your office you may need a seating area. At the very least, you will need a comfortable desk and office chair.
You can find needed space by converting a bedroom, adding a room onto your home, taking in a sunroom or patio room or opening up space in your attic. Your budget will determine which option you choose. Another option many freelancers and other home office workers are frequently turning to is converting an outside shed or workshop into an office. If you go with this option, your home office design should also take into consideration heating and cooling concerns.