With an increasing number of people working from home, some people may have decided to make the switch permanent. But if you need dedicated space for your home office, you might be thinking about installing an extension. But that are the important considerations for home office home extensions? Well, here at David Haworth Design, we plan and design custom home and business extensions, including double story extensions, and shop front developments. And this is our guide to everything you should know about home extensions for a home office.
What are the important considerations for home office home extensions?
If you are planning to extend your home to create space for a home office, what should you consider? Well, there are a number of things to take into account, including:
- Natural light
- Design layout
Natural light for your home office
Light levels in any office can be key for productivity and motivation. And this is also true for your home office too. So if you want to make sure your new space will be perfect for concentration and completing that to-do list, you should consider natural light. At the same time, you won’t want to have a lot of glare, as this can cause eye strain and issues. Professional architectural design can talk you through all of these points, so that you can create the space that will be right for your needs and requirements, as well as suiting the style and design of your home.
Design layout for your home office
There are two aspects to the design layout of your new home office. These are:
- The layout in relation to the house- while your choice of neighbouring rooms may be restricted by the design of your property, you might want to consider the practicalities of different types of home extension. A space right next to the kitchen or living room could mean that you are regularly disturbed, while an above garage or attic conversion could help you stay focused. Sound proofing could also be considered to help make the space more practical.
- The layout of the room- planning the layout of the home office itself could help create a functional and effective space. This includes planning electrical sockets and desk space too.
For more information, or professional support, get in touch with us today, here at David Haworth Design.