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Upgrading the Design of Your Home Office? Key Points to Consider Before Making Changes

Stephanie Kratz
May 22, 2018

Whether you're sending emails or running your business, your home office design should create a space which is both functional and enjoyable. Before you dive head first into a full makeover, check out these key points to ensure your new space will fit your wants and needs.

Here are the key points to consider before making changes in the design of your home office.

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How many people will use your office space on a regular basis? Will you and your kids be working side-by-side? Will you meet with clients or conduct interviews from your home office? If so, you will need to plan for space where extra chairs can be added.


Does your home business require hard copy records? If so, you will need a place to store them. If you have a large closet in which to hide big and bulky storage cabinets, the traditional floor to ceiling metal monstrosities might be just what you need. However, you can often get away with something much smaller, such as a chest of drawers designed to hold files. Opt for cubby-style shelving to avoid a bulky visual effect.


Hunkering down and getting work done does not have to mean relegating yourself to a dungeon. Make your office an inspiring space. Even if you stick to more neutral colors throughout the rest of your home, try a bold paint that will liven up space.

Knickknack Touches 

All work and no play makes for a very dull space. Give your office additional personality by utilizing small knick-knack touches. Corral all those small office supplies with a decorative tray. Use a beautiful vase to capture pens.

What other home office design points should you consider? Contact Stephanie Kratz Interior today.

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