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Upgrade Your Home Office in Your New Boone Home

July 19, 2021

Working from home has become the new norm. At the beginning of COVID-19, you may have found yourself working at your kitchen table. By now, you have realized you need a special space dedicated to a more permanent home office. 

All of our floorplans can be customized to fit your lifestyle - whether you need an entire room or just a small corner in your basement or guest bedroom. Boone Homes has a variety of floorplans that offer office or flex spaces that can be transformed into your perfect home office. Find a Boone Homes community you love and start shopping our unique floorplans. Learn more about our customization process.

When designing your home office, consider these tips and set yourself up for success. 

Location
It's important to have a work-life balance and separate your workspace from your living space. Many of Boone Home's floorplans have designated flex or office space. You can also choose to transform an extra bedroom or a section of your 3rd floor or basement into your home office. Consider a room with natural light. Not only is it a mood booster, but it will decrease the strain on your eyes. 

The Necessities 
Now that you have chosen the location of your office, you need to fill it with furniture! First things first, you need a desk. Choose a desk that will work best for you depending on space, functionality, material and more. Take a peek at Pottery Barns' guidelines to choosing the perfect home office desk. Maybe you want to consider a standing desk.

A comfortable, supportive chair is essential to increasing productivity and minimizing back pain. We've got your back! Check out Forbes's list of their favorite office chairs for your work from home space.

Lighting
Staring at a computer all day already puts enough strain on your eyes. In addition to natural light, you will want to include task lighting and ambient lighting. If you participate in virtual meetings often, you will want to keep in mind how your lighting setup affects your video chat.

  • Task lighting: a lamp that illuminates a specific area on your desk for tasks.
  • Ambient lighting: Additional lighting throughout the room. Consider a decorative floor lamp for the corner of your office with a dimmable feature.

Organization and Storage
Keep your space tidy. Choose a closed cabinet to put all of your paperwork, printers and other items you may want to be hidden. This will help give your office a clutter-free look. Work with our design coordinators and opt-in for built-in shelving to add more space for storage, displays and décor. 

Decorating
Make this space your own. Personalize it and tailor it to fit your work lifestyle. Consider an aesthetically pleasing background for video calls - a piece of art or a styled bookcase. Add plants for a pop of greenery.

Find Your New Home
Boone Homes offers luxury custom homes all over the Richmond area including Goochland, Manakin Sabot, Hanover, and Glen Allen. Contact us to start your new home search with us today! 

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