Home Office Layout Ideas

Expand your productivity with some great home office layout ideas. In the midst of a pandemic, working from home has become the new norm. As more companies shift to allow employees to work from the comfort of their own houses, make sure that yours is ready! By incorporating a few of these simple things into your layout, your home office will add tons of functionality.

Whether you want a new home or to update your current one, don’t overlook the importance of having a home office. You could simply renovate an extra bedroom or convert your bonus space into a private work hub. Whatever you do, make sure to design a space that serves your needs. This will make the transition to at-home working more convenient!

Working from home isn’t only for the displaced office worker. More and more small business owners are choosing to buy homes that have thoughtfully designed office layouts. Instead of spending money on rent, they can grow their businesses from the comfort of home. How great would it be to do the same? You can reduce your commute to nothing!

Don’t just take our word for it! Check out some of these amazing plans with impressive layouts. We encourage you to keep track of the features that appeal to you so our team of designers can help make your new home perfect.

Location Matters!

So much of a home office’s productivity depends on its location. For folks who need to be on the phone or need quiet to think, consider an upstairs office or another placement that’s more isolated during the day. For homeowners who need easy access to the front door or garage for shipping items, an office off the foyer or mudroom would be best.

Another thing to consider is whether you want your home office to have a purely utilitarian design, or if you want it to combine functionality with beauty because others may see it. We most often see gorgeously designed offices when they’re located closer to main living areas. THD-7550 is a good example, because its home office is right off of the entryway. This would make a professional impression to both guests and clients who come visit.

Converting Your Space into an Office

While many of our favorite home plans come ready-made with an office, not all of them do. Have no fear! Adding or turning a room into a workspace is one of our most-requested modifications. Big or small, almost all homes have extra areas that can easily be converted into an office.

A great example of a plan that makes it easy to add an office is THD-5516. This spacious home has a lot to offer, but you’ll notice that it doesn’t have an office on the floor plans. If a design like this speaks to you, we can easily incorporate some of the best home office layout ideas to make the perfect space for you.

Just look at that guest suite or extra bedroom and envision a workstation in there. Or maybe part of the upstairs game room could be partitioned off into an office. Our team has seen it all and is ready to make your dream plan exceed your needs.

For a real-life look of what this plan looks like when built, check out the Becker Family’s Journey to Building Their Dream Home. In this building documentary, you’ll see where they chose to modify and add an office! We love where they put it, but remember, there are other places you could turn into a workspace if this doesn’t suit your style.

Little Details Go a Long Way

When designing your dream office, it is important to not overlook the “small” stuff. By this, we mean things that you will probably end up needing or using a lot more than you realize. While location and layout are very important, so are the finishing touches.

Things like built-in shelving and extra electrical/internet connections can prove invaluable. Maybe you need lots of storage for client files, books, or even to showcase awards and recognitions. Or you might need extra outlets to power all of your displays and high-volume computing. Whatever your job demands, you can design a great home office to handle it.

THD-7892 offers a lovely work space with its office. The room will easily accommodate a desk and computers. Plus, it even has a private bathroom, which is super convenient!

Whether you are working from home short-term or for the foreseeable future, having an office will simplify your life. Focus on your needs and use these home office layout ideas to create the perfect work space. And remember, no detail is too minute. We can’t wait to help you find and/or create your dream home, office and all!

Christine Cooney
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Christine has over a decade of experience as a house plan and floor plan expert. Outside of providing her expertise to customers to help them find and build their dream homes, her passion and knowledge of the home building industry allows Christine to guide families and builders through all of the important steps from finding plans to building custom homes that meet the expectations of today’s new home owner. Christine’s years of knowledge of the diverse trends and needs of the modern homeowner has made her into an authoritative and trusted voice in the online house plan community.

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