Instead of a small, catch-all desk in the kitchen or family room, or a cabinet full of papers next to your bed, consider a room addition of a home office. Even if your family’s jobs take them to a remote office or on the road most days, there will always be some type of work to be done at home – from tax filing to school forms, baseball rosters to thank you notes.
A home office room addition creates a great place for the computer and all of today’s electronic gadgetry, including charging stations. Make sure your home remodeling contractor knows what type of electrical outlets and cable outlets you’ll need throughout the room. Built-in filing cabinets and book shelves are great custom features, and they also add a “wow” factor. Good natural lighting is a must, and it can be achieved with a window seat or floor-to-ceiling windows. The home office can become a cozy, pleasant area with the addition of a fireplace and comfortable seating area.
You might even consider conducting business there!