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Home Office – the new must-have


The home office has become more than a place to pay bills or write a grocery list. As more and more people work from home, having a dedicated space is essential because it allows you to separate work from home. By definition, the purpose of an office is to create a supportive environment for the occupant to perform their job. Having a space set aside just for work, whether professional or personal, allows creativity and energy to flow unhindered. Many designers believe a home office is becoming one of a home’s must-have features. In fact, there is evidence that having a home office can make a home more attractive to potential buyers. Here we share a few things we believe are essential to creating an office that will help make it easier to meet those deadlines and check off that to-do list.


Having a defined workspace can encourage productivity because it allows us to focus on the task. It can also help limit the distractions that vie for our time regularly. Knowing there is a dedicated, functional space can also help remove the drag of work. Ultimately, time is saved when all the tools needed to accomplish the assignment are in one location. When we want to bake, it helps to have all the ingredients on hand instead of running around the kitchen looking for one thing or another. The same goes for a home office; a well-defined workspace will keep you on track to check off the next thing on your list.

Charging station

Today, more than ever, we depend on our phones, as is evident when we realize we are almost out of power and no charger is in sight. Chargers can be an eyesore, though they are a needful piece of equipment. Creating a designated space that is custom-built into the desk or tucked away neatly nearby eliminates the clutter while enabling you to stay connected. Creating a functional space does not mean beauty needs to be compromised. We have helped many clients find creative ways to incorporate a charging station in their home office while staying with the design.

Sufficient storage

The only thing better than a dedicated workspace is an organized workspace. Clutter is easy to accumulate and can quickly quench the fires of productivity. We all have had those moments when we can’t find that one document we need or a bill that went unpaid because it was lost under all the other papers strewn over the desk. By having designated spaces for paperwork, tools, and supplies, efficiency will be maximized, as will your time. At Walker Woodworking, we love helping our clients create storage solutions that solve problems and erase the clutter.

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Make it yours!

Each of us has a unique way of doing things, a method for storing items or filing important papers. It is essential to have a home office that reflects your style. Carving out a space dedicated just to an office that is unique to the things you need can promote a productive and inviting environment. Motivation is a powerful tool, and the atmosphere can greatly motivate us to move forward. By having a space that we want to go to, we can almost guarantee more will get done with less of a struggle. View our gallery to find inspiration, or give us a call to learn how we can help design a space that allows you to meet those deadlines with ease.