5 Things to Remember When Designing Your Office – Lake Barrington Remodeling

Your office is a place that you should adore. It’s where you may meet with clients, come up with ideas and inspiration, make your money, and if you’re lucky, it’s where you do what you love! White Oak Interiors – Lake Barrington Remodeling- can help you make an office that is productive and cozy.

You don’t have to have a business office at a different location to be productive, sometimes using a space inside your home can work well, also. Whatever you decide, here is a list of things to consider to ensure that you are making the most out of your office space!

What do you need to work? Consider your office staples to begin. If you work mainly on the computer, you might need a table or a desk.  If you have a steady stream of visitors on any given day, you’ll need to make sure you have enough seating. If you receive faxes, print paperwork or work with any other materials important to your work, you’ll have to make sure there is a space for everything. This leads us right to…

Storage! If you have a traditional business, you probably have your hands in a lot of paperwork on a weekly basis. Invest in a file cabinet where you can keep track of everything important in one spot. If you have a desk with drawers or a lot of space, this may not be necessary. Storage is crucial to creating a clean and functional environment. As long as there is a place for everything, make sure everything stays in its place.

Lighting and seating. Your office should be comfortable and allow you to accomplish whatever you need to do. Pick seating that is accommodating to your guests and that you can also relish in a well deserved break! Your lighting can either be in the form of wall or floor lamps, or in wall fixtures that are out of the way, but bright enough to illuminate the room without being overpowering. You don’t want dim lighting; that will make you tired or unproductive.

Make your office your fortress of solitude. This is a place that you will spend hours of your life in. Make it a space that serves your needs and hobbies. Place items in your office that inspire you, make you smile, make you feel like you can accomplish anything. This can range anywhere from photos of your family to a fresh arrangement of flowers that breathe life into the room. Sports fans can add memorabilia or anything that motivates them to get the job done. There is no one way to get excited and get the job done!

Colors can have a subliminal effect on your mood, and also that of clients and any other visitors. Corporate businesses usually use natural colors, beiges and creams. While it gives an heir of sophistication, it can also come off uninspired and plain old boring. Blues denote honesty, loyalty, wisdom and security. Greens promote calmness and security, with the darker greens promoting wealth and prestige. Orange is the color of creativity, warmth and protection. Whatever you choose, make sure it serves you instead of slowing you down.

Creating your own office can be beneficial to anyone wanting to save money while still getting the best out of their work. It doesn’t have to be a whole room, you can save space using a closet and clever shelving and storage. However you decide to put it together, be sure that you have everything you need close by and the little things that make you happy, as well. Happy decorating from White Oak Interiors – Lake Barrington Remodeling


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Carmen Boyer

Carmen Boyer

When you hire White Oak Interiors, you benefit from the expertise of a comprehensive design team who can solve problems, save you time, help you avoid costly mistakes, and most importantly, create an attractive, affordable space designed specifically to meet your lifestyle needs. OUR EXPERIENCE In addition to in-depth knowledge of products, materials, and finishes, White Oak Interiors has the training and expertise to plan, schedule, execute and manage projects from start to finish. We know and work closely with many vendors, contractors and other service providers to coordinate and orchestrate the entire design team. We also provide exclusive connections to procure materials, furniture, accessories and art – some of which you might not be able to find on your own. Working with White Oak Interiors involves some give and take. You will share ideas, and we will contribute insights and advice based on our talents, knowledge and experience. You will have many details to consider and many decisions to make. Your concept may grow and change as you undergo this process. The key to a successful project outcome is good communication. The more direct and specific you are, the easier it will be for us to successfully meet your needs and expectations. Never hesitate to ask questions about any aspect of the project!

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