One of the biggest changes in the last 12 months has been the huge shift towards fulling embracing working from home. But working from home can be a challenge, especially if you don’t have the right home office set up. To help with that, our team of New Home Consultants have come together with a list of our top home office ideas that you can include when designing your new home.
Our no or low deposit house and land packages are available almost anywhere there is land available. And they’re designed to help renters break into the rental market without the burden of a huge deposit.
But Darren Walters and his team understand that you need to have an area where you can be productive. Whether it’s for your regular day to day career or some freelancing you do on the side. That’s why we give you a number of design choices when planning the layout and look of your home.
Not sure what you want in a home office? Then keep reading to find out our top home office ideas! Or, if you’re ready to take the first step towards owning your own home. Head over and complete our simple pre-qualification form. From there, one of our New Home Consultants will be in touch to discuss your factual new home options.
One of the best ways to create the perfect home office is to coordinate your colour scheme. The right colour will come down to your own preference of course. But simple block colours are generally the best option.
Rich, dark blues, purples and blacks are a classic style that will let you immerse yourself in your work. Of course, if you’d rather brighten the room, consider brighter greens, blues, reds or even yellow! There truly is no right or wrong answer, and it will come down to what works best for you.
That said, we’d recommend avoiding the more eclectic colour schemes with multiple clashing colours and patterns. These can be distracting and, in some cases, may not be appropriate for a background in zoom call or video conference.
At No1 Property Guide, we give you full control of the colour scheme for your no or low deposit new home. No matter the colour choice. From internal fixtures to external cladding, you can choose what colour you want it to be.
However, before you start planning the colour scheme of your new home, you need to get pre-qualified! This will let our New Home Consultants understand all of your factual options. As well as how we can best help you achieve your homeownership goals.
Space in Your Home Office
Of course, one of the most important aspects of your home office is the space. Without the right space, you’ll never be able to concentrate and get into the flow of your work. There are plenty of ways you can utilise the space in your home to create the perfect office.
Utilising Existing Rooms
In most cases, your first point of call will be to utilise one of your existing rooms to act as your office. Whether it’s a spare room, your media room, or maybe even the dining room, there’s no real limit to which part of the house you use.
Cleve use of your existing rooms will make it easier to settle in. It’s also one of the easiest home office ideas there is!
Get Creative with Nooks & Crannies
Don’t have a spare room to use as an office? Not an issue! There’s still plenty of ways you can capitalise on the small space in your home to create the perfect home office. Got a supporting wall that sits awkwardly in your floor plan? Attach a foldout desk to it and a shelf or two and suddenly you’ve got yourself a stunning home office!
You can even add fold-out desks to your cupboards or wardrobes. They fold back in neatly for easy storage and you can store all of your office supplies right there in the cupboard as well!
Design Your Home with an Office in Mind
Of course, the easiest way to ensure you’re utilising your space correctly is to plan your new home with an office in mind.
When you build your new home through our no or low deposit new home system, you get input over the design and layout of your home. Your options are affected by your borrowing capacity of course. But there is still a range of options for you to design the perfect new home.
By shifting or resizing rooms, you can create a home office that is quiet and peaceful enough to get your work done. But connected enough that you still feel a part of the house.
The first step to building your own home and designing your home office is getting pre-qualified. From there, our New Home Consultants will work with you to make any changes to your floor plan. No1 Property Guide will be there to guide you through your entire homeownership journey, from start to finish.
Home Office Decor
Probably the favourite step for many home office designers. The perfect décor is a crucial aspect of any home office. What’s right for you will probably be very different to what’s right for someone else. So, you’ll need to consider what works best for your home office.
However, there are a few key features you’ll find across most great home offices. For starters, a comfy couch!
Being able to work in comfort is a must, and when you’re working from home. And a couch with just the right amount of cushion is the perfect solution. If you’ve got the option, try to choose one that matches your colour scheme, so it fits seamlessly with the rest of the office.
Just because it’s a workspace, doesn’t mean you can’t add a touch of flair and personality to the area either. Whether it’s some of your favourite artwork, your pop vinyl collection, or maybe some pictures of the kids. Decorating around your home office will help you relax and will put you in the working mood.
Home Office Furniture
No home office ideas list is complete without a breakdown of the best furniture for your needs!
Your first decision is going to be around your office desk. The amount of choice you get will depend on where you’re setting up your home office. If you’re setting up in a tight space, you might be limited to just a few small standing or fold-out desk options.
But, if you’ve got a bit more space, you can take your time to find a desk that fits both your aesthetic and productivity needs. If you like to stand up for parts of your working day, consider a standing desk.
If you’re stuck with a bench or desk you’re already using, consider a standing desk attachment. These sit on top of your standard desk and can turn your work area into a standing desk of sorts. They’re also fairly portable which means you can put them on any flat surface, and it suddenly becomes a standing desk!
Of course, the next big decision will be your office chair. You’ll want to go for a mixture of comfort and practicality here. While a slim, metal kitchen chair might fit your aesthetic perfectly. It definitely won’t feel like the perfect choice at the end of an 8-hour workday.
On the other hand, while a nice, cushioned office chair might be ultra-comfortable, it can easily get in the way. Especially if you’re tight on space or stuck in the corner of an already busy room.
That’s why we recommended either a cushioned armchair. Or a low profile, ergonomic office chair. Of course, if you need to have the most comfortable chair, or your aesthetic is key, then go for your preferred choice! It’s your home office, and what works for you is what matters.
Home Office Ideas for Every New Home
There’s plenty of different ways you can create the perfect home office, but the first step is having a place to call your own. Owning your own home gives you the ability to truly create your own unique getaway. And it gives you full creative freedom with decorating and hanging artwork around the house.
Ready to take the first step towards owning your own home? Then fill in our simple pre-qualification form. From there, one of our New Home Consultants will be in touch to discuss how we can help you escape the rental nightmare once and for all.