Upping The Wow Factor In A Home Office

14 September 2015
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

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Homeowners all over the US are spending more time than ever in their home offices. In fact, it is estimated that 30 million Americans work from home at least once a week. Home offices are being used more than ever. Creating a stylish and functional home office can help increase both productivity and a home's value. Long gone are the basic and boring home offices of the past. In their place are modern rooms with a lot of visual appeal. There are many great ways to up the wow factor in these spaces in order to create a stylish work space.

Flooring

Switching out the basic neutral carpeting found in many home offices is a great way to update the space. Hardwood is a great choice for home offices. It's durable and can hold up to a lot of foot traffic. It also works well with a variety of architectural styles. Hardwood can be modern or traditional, rustic or classic. For anyone who spends a lot of time standing in their home office, options such as rubber cork tiles are a great choice. These tiles are easy on the back and are comfortable to stand on for long periods of time. Natural stone and tile are also great choices for home offices.

Add A Fireplace

Fireplaces immediately bring a sense of comfort and coziness to a room. A home office is a space where many spend a lot of time so it makes sense to make it comfortable. Adding a fireplace immediately elevates a home office into a retreat. Homeowners can choose between wood burning, gas, and electric fireplaces.

Make An Indoor Outdoor Office

Indoor outdoor living is more popular than ever. Often these indoor outdoor spaces are reserved for the kitchen and living areas of the home. However, bringing the outdoors into a work space is a great way to increase productivity and bring more light and air into the room. Adding things like French doors and sliding glass walls can help create a way to easily bring the outdoors in. Homeowners may even want to consider adding a work table outside so that they can work outdoors when the weather is cooperative.

Home offices are spaces where homeowners are spending increasing amounts of time. For this reason it is important to create a stylish and functional space that is just as important as any other room in the home.