It’s a wired world we’re living in. More and more, a home office is a necessity, rather than a luxury.
If you work from home regularly, or even just occasionally, then you know what a difference it makes to have a dedicated, comfortable place to get your work done. That’s why most Brookfield floorplans include a built-in study and other home designs feature flexible spaces that you can mold into your ideal home office.
You’re likely going to be spending long hours in your study, so it’ll be time well spent when you design it to maximize your productivity and creativity. Ask yourself these questions as you begin to plan your space:
What type of environment do you work best in?
Do you like bright colors, natural light and a scenic view? If so, choose bold colors and leave your windows wide open. Or maybe you need isolation to minimize distraction. You’ll want a door you can close and blinds to keep your mind from wandering outside the window.
Are you analog or digital? Or both?
If you need to hold hard copies in your hands, think about built-in bookshelves or a filing cabinet to hold all your important documents. But if you’re working completely from the cloud, you’ll have plenty of extra space to add a window seat or a couch, when you need a break from your desk chair.
What inspires you?
Decorate your office with the things that motivate you to do your best work. Maybe it’s a few favorite photos of your family. Maybe it’s a favorite quote, framed and hung on the wall. Or a vase filled with bright, cheery flowers. Whatever you choose, always surround yourself with the things that create an environment of productivity.
What distracts you?
Sure a TV in your office sounds like a good idea, but is it? If you get sucked in to your favorite show, you’re probably not getting a lot of work done. So be sure to minimize your distractions so you can do your very best work.
As you search for design ideas, be sure to come out to a Brookfield community and tour our professionally designed model homes. You’ll find some great inspiration for your brand new home office.