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By: Kevin Ahern on October 8th, 2015

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Home Office Remodeling Trends and Ideas


For many self-employed homeowners, having a functional office space is critical. Whether you're just seeking a quiet place to study or you're turning part of your home into the office you've always wanted, these remodeling trends and ideas can help.

Closet Conversion

In houses where space is limited, many homeowners seeking an office turn to their closets. Closet conversions can be used to transform even the smallest closet into a fully functional office with a desk, chair and shelves. While simply removing the door is the easiest way to change your closet into a work nook, the more details you add to the space, the better. For example, a built-in desk and shelves will allow you to personalize the area, making it seem less like a closet and more like a true office space.

Built-In Book Shelves

The sleek, natural appearance of built-in bookshelves has been a desirable feature in any home for centuries. Matching your built-in bookshelves to your desk will give your home office a unified, planned look. Built-in bookshelves also have a look of professionalism that will be impressive to any clients who corm to your house.

Monochromatic Color Scheme

Monochromatic color schemes made up of gray, black and white are all the rage, and not just in home offices. Color schemes of this nature are flexible, attractive and professional. Decorating with a monochromatic color scheme will make it easier to find furnishings and technology that matches your decor, ensuring that your home office will be aesthetically pleasing.

Natural Light

Natural light can make small spaces seem larger and larger spaces are more warm and inviting. If your office space has little or no natural light, install a large window with a view near or in front of your desk. Not only will natural light make your office space more pleasant, but it will also help you save money on electricity as you sit and work throughout the day.

Out in Nature

Who says your home office has to be in your house? Turning your backyard shed into its own office space has numerous advantages. With your own private space, tucked away in a natural setting like your back yard, your home office will be a relaxing and inspiring place to do work. Setting up an office outside the house also helps to limit interruptions from family members. To properly convert your backyard shed, you'll need a contractor to insulate the walls and supply power to the structure. Unlike the closet conversion, many people will not be able to accomplish this as a DIY project.

If you're hoping to remodel a space in your home (or in back of your home) and turn it into a stylish, comfortable work area, contact Litchfield Builders in New Haven, CT. Our experienced contractors can give you a quote and can also help you decide how to proceed with your home office remodel.Request a free construction consultation