Designing The Perfect Office Space In Your New Home

Published April 6, 2021 by Encore West Grove Estates

The workplace landscape has changed. Lengthy commutes, traffic gridlock, and highrise offices are no longer the norm. For many workers, their workday starts when they walk from their kitchen with a freshly brewed cup of coffee into their home office. Whether you are working from home full time, practicing a flexible, hybrid model of in-office and at-home, or need a place to manage your small business or household affairs, the office space has become an important consideration when buying a new home.
 

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With a few careful considerations, your home office can provide the perfect balance of comfort, ease, and productivity; pajamas optional.

When you are building a new home, take advantage of the opportunity to design a home office that will support your workflow and allow you to be as productive as necessary without having to leave home. Remember these important factors:


Consider how it will be used

Like many of the spaces in your home, the office may need to serve many functions. Is the office just for you or will more than one person need their own desk? Does it need to function as a space for online learning or homework for your children? Do you plan to welcome clients or co-workers into your space? With a clear understanding of the function of your office, you can determine how much space you need and how it should flow.

Choose the right placement within your home

One of the benefits of building new is the flexibility to modify your floor plan. Do you need silence and minimal interruption while working? Should your office be open and accessible so you can work while keeping an eye on kids? Do you want clients or other visitors to be able to enter your office easily from your front door? Ensure your office is conveniently placed within your home’s layout.

Light up your space

Proper lighting is crucial for alertness, productivity, and to reduce eye strain. Natural lighting is ideal for your home office but if this is not feasible, a carefully designed lighting plan will keep you awake and focussed. When building your new home, ensure you incorporate sufficient windows, ceiling or wall lighting, and outlets for supplemental desk lighting into your design.

Stay organized

Incorporate built-in shelving, closet space, and other clever storage solutions into your office space. A combination of these will offer you flexible options for supplies you need to keep handy and the clutter you need to store out of sight. An organized office will increase productivity and allow you to focus on the tasks at hand.

Plan for furniture and equipment

Your office space should be large enough to accommodate all the furnishings and equipment you need to get the job done. Make sure you have space for a large desk if needed, printers, whiteboards, extra chairs for visitors, and any special equipment necessary to do your job. And at the design stage, make sure your builder installs enough outlets and other services with consideration to cord management.

Design for inspiration and productivity

You are likely to spend many hours in your home office. Don’t forget to incorporate the personal touches that will inspire you and motivate you to stay productive. Bring the outdoors in with some plants to purify your air and bring you pleasure. Hang up a framed masterpiece by a local artist. Paint the walls your favourite shade. Install a corkboard where you can pin photos of treasured moments and colourful drawings your kids have made. Make your home office a true reflection of your tastes.


Conclusion
 

The home office is an important part of most homes these days. When you build with one of the trusted home-building partners at Encore at West Grove Estates, the opportunity exists to create a home workspace that is ideal for you and your family. And with the easy access from our beautiful SW neighbourhood to all areas of Calgary, you have the ideal flexibility to commute with ease or work from the comfort of your perfect home office. If you are ready to establish your home base for work and play in a community that offers the perfect balance of city living and natural picturesque green spaces, connect with our builders today.

 

FAQ's
 

Do all of the homes in Encore have office space?

Our builders offer a variety of floor plans, many of which include dedicated office space. Connect with our building partners to explore the floor plans and discover the perfect model that incorporates the home office requirements you have.

Can I incorporate built-in bookshelves in my office space?

Our building partners can completely customize your build including your office space to make it the perfect home for your family’s needs.

Can I make my office space soundproof? 

There are some amazing materials and technologies for sound mitigation in homebuilding. Your chosen builder can work with you to incorporate available options with consideration to your budget

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