10 Tips You Will Want to See Before Planning a Home Office or Study

If you work from home, you know how important a home office is. Why not make it a comfortable, productive space? By applying just a few of the below mentioned tips, you can possibly increase your efficiency and output. Consider the following 10 tips for planning a home office or study…

Choose the Right Room

If you are fortunate enough to have several rooms in your house, choose the one with the best space, light, and privacy for your purposes. You’ll be there a lot, so choose wisely.

Make Sure You Have Enough Space

When working, you need enough space to feel comfortable. This can mean different things for different people. You might need enough space to get up and pace, or you might only need enough space to swivel in your office chair. Carefully think about how much space is best for you.

Make Sure You Have Enough Storage

Make sure you have enough shelves, filing cabinets, and cupboards for your purposes. If you work from home and are disorganized it will cost your business. Have a designated place for books, files, paper, and extra stationary.

Will You Need Meeting Space?

If any clients or customers meet with you face-to-face, you’ll need a good meeting space. This could be as simple as a chair or two facing your desk, or as complex as a 10 person conference table. Remember, since this is your home, rooms can have dual purposes. Your dining room can become the conference room, if needed.

You Need Good Lighting

Good lighting can make or break any office. Make sure you have enough natural light to work by. Consider adding mirrors to brighten the space even further. Finally, make sure your lighting is right for your computer screen. Strained eyes cost your business in the long run.


Fresh air can make all the difference in a home office. If you don’t have a window you can open, consider opening the door to another room and increase the cross ventilation.


Don’t put your home office in the coldest or hottest room of your house. You want a constant, comfortable temperature to ensure the best work experience.

Minimize Noise and Distractions

If possible, tuck your home office away from the normal flow of home life. You don’t want your spouse, children, or pets to constantly distract you.

Make It Personal

One of the best benefits of working from home is personalizing your space. Add your favorite piece of artwork or bring your favorite plant to sit by your desk and you’ll feel even happier to work from home.

Hire Professionals to Help You

You want to make sure you get it done right the first time. A professional design is the only way to start if you want to get the most out of the space you have functionally and aesthetically.  

W.Stephens Cabinetry and Design has design and an oversee the remodeling of many home offices and studies in the Greater Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky area!

Contact us (859-331-8100) today to make an appointment!

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