7 Interior Fit Out Ideas to Incorporate in New Home Offices

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Although numerous companies have now reopened their offices, many still allow their employees to work from home.

Because of this, home offices are here to stay.

And whether you’re still setting up your first home office or already have one, you don’t have to be content with just a chair and desk setup and office partitions.

With the right design ideas and tips from interior fit out companies in Dubai, you can have a place in your home where you can be productive and efficient during your working hours. It will also be a stylish, presentable room you’ll be comfortable in for those scheduled and impromptu virtual meetings or video calls.

Designing a Functional and Aesthetically Pleasing Home Office

Below are some design ideas you can consider when setting up your first home office or updating your current one to maximize the space and make it more functional and appealing:

  1. Invest in an executive desk.

If your home office space is ‌large, investing in an executive desk would work to your advantage.

An executive desk has a spacious surface that allows you to put more than just your laptop or computer on it. It can hold both ‌or even two monitors if you need those and still have plenty of space for your notepad, penholder, books, and other items you need for work.

Executive desks also have more drawers than regular ones. Because of this, you’ll have plenty of storage areas within your reach. Executive desks also come in different sizes, so you’ll likely find one that will fit in your home office.

  1. Look for a comfortable chair.

Since you’ll probably spend several hours each day sitting down, you need a comfortable and supportive chair. An ergonomic type is your best option.

An ergonomic chair with ample cushioning on the seat and good back (particularly for the lower back) support ensures you stay comfortable even if you work for hours.

Moreover, it will enable you to maintain the correct sitting posture that will help you prevent developing back problems.

If you’re shopping for an ergonomic chair, make sure it has an adjustable height and backrest recline since these features provide additional comfort and back support.

Although a good ergonomic chair is more expensive than a regular one, consider it an investment in your productivity, health, and safety. It will be one of the best purchases you can make for your home office and yourself.

  1. Incorporate plenty of shelving and storage.

The great thing about going the interior fit out route for setting up your home office is that you can plan and design your storage smartly with functionality and aesthetics in mind.

First, consider where you will place your desk and chair before planning your storage. Next, factor in your regular workflow. Think about the type and amount of documents you usually get, where you put them while working on them, and where they’ll go once you’re done with them.

Once you have noted these factors, you can pinpoint the best locations for your built-in shelves, cabinets, and cupboards.

If you don’t want built-in shelves, cabinets, and cupboards so you can rearrange your home office layout whenever you want to, opt for portable storage systems.

These storage systems come with wheels, allowing you to move them wherever you want.

  1. Include built-in storage for your tech tools.

Aside from focusing on storage solutions for your files, think about how you can use them for your equipment. After all, you don’t want to put your printer, copier, and other machines on your desk or scattered around in the room.

With a professional fit out, you can maximize space in your home office and make it more cohesive and appealing by installing a wall of built-in bookshelves and cabinets near your desk.

Use cabinets to hide unsightly Wi-Fi boxes and office supplies. Have open shelves installed so that you can display your photos, artwork, books, and other trinkets to showcase your personality, style, and interests.

For shelves you intend to use for your office equipment, plan for and find ways to hide all cords and cables so you won’t have to worry about those getting tangled and looking unsightly.

  1. Choose a bold color for your walls.

Color plays a crucial role in creating and conveying the right mood and identity of a person or company.

This is one of the main reasons ‌organizations take a lot of time selecting the right colors for their brands.

Because of this, ‌choose the right color for your home office. If you don’t, you might get uninterested in staying in this room for longer periods. It can even hinder your productivity and efficiency.

If you want to be constantly motivated and upbeat while working, go for bright hues since they are stimulating. Orange and red are excellent choices since these colors give off a lively and happy vibe.

Yellow is another popular option since it inspires creativity and confidence — qualities that can help you be more productive and work more efficiently.

  1. Create an additional seating area for work and relaxation.

Monotony can affect your creativity and cause you to be uninspired. One way you can break out of your boring routine is to create another seating area in your home office where you can work and take your breaks.

Put a settee or ottoman and coffee table in one corner of the room. You can head to this spot when you’re having difficulty writing an important email or memo, or if you want to have a coffee break and rest for a bit.

If there’s a space near or in front of a window, consider setting up the additional seating area here so that you can take in the scenery while you’re relaxing.

Place a rug in this area to demarcate it from your official workspace.

This additional spot can also work as an entertainment or guest area where you can entertain your visitors or have your kids stay while you’re looking after them.

  1. Create an additional room in your home office.

If another family member is also working from home, consider creating another area for them in the same room so you won’t have to set one up in a separate section of your house.

Use a portable divider, cabinet, dresser, or console table to divide the room into two formal workspaces.

When choosing a layout and designing a home office for two, focus both on functionality and aesthetics. Find common ground to ensure everyone’s comfortable with the setup and happy with the layout and décor.

Also, ensure the space remains cohesive to keep it appealing.

With the continuing practice of flexible working and work-from-home arrangements, the perfect home office is still worth investing in today.

To ensure you create the perfect office for you in your abode, make sure you refer to these handy tips and ideas.

 

AUTHOR BIO

Rachel Hennessey manages the Pools and Landscaping Division of Hennessey LLC. She also works on Tender and Pre-Qualification and brings in new business to the company’s Construction, Interiors and Civils Division.