Recessed Shelving and Book Cases
Recessed shelving gives virtually any room a more open appearance. This is because the units are set into the walls themselves. Unlike traditional shelving that is attached to the wall, a recessed unit is built into it. This creates more room in the office by reducing the square footage needed for those ojects, which can play into making clients feel more comfortable.
Instead of ushering people through your home, a separate door to your office can make yourself and your clients feel more comfortable. If the office can be accessed from the front of the house or is adjacent to driveways, all the better. You don’t want your clients to feel as though they are putting you out of your way when walking through your home.
A small restroom may offer privacy and function for your home office. Since your clients won’t need to take a shower, all you really need is enough room for a toilet and sink. This can give you peace of mind without worrying if someone is riffling through your medicine cabinet.
Enough Floor Space
Your office needs to accommodate your needs as well as meet space requirements of clients. Small offices can make people feel claustrophobic, which could take away from the professional atmosphere. While you may not need a space as large as your living room, you do want to make sure that your clients can breath without sitting in your lap.
Depending on the business you plan on operating from home, making sure your office is sound proof can help comfort your clients and yourself. This is especially true if you have a house full of children. Nothing can be more aggravating than trying to sign a contract with kids playing loudly in the next room.
Depending on the extent of the project, commercial remodeling may be beneficial when upgrading components of the home. Although the property is still zoned for residential, there are several keys to a commercial lot that can keep an area of the home looking like a business. If you’re planning on working from home, consult a contractor today about how you can exude a layer of professionalism from a residential area.