7 Steps to Design your own Home Office Workstation

Many of us find ourselves in need of a home office space for one reason or another.  Sometimes it may be a change in careers or job description that allows us to work from home more, or maybe it would just make working from home more convenient.

Home Office Workstation by Kloter Farms
Home Office Workstation by Kloter Farms

Kloter Farms has a full line up of writing desks and personal workstations.  (Click here to see our entire collection) Since creating your own personal workstation can be a bit daunting sometimes, we decided to create a quick article that explains our:

7 Steps to Design your own Home Office Workstation

When you work with one of our designers to create your personal workstation, we will help you determine on the following:

 

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  1. Work Space Layout
  2. Desk Base and Lower Storage
  3. Hutch Top and Upper Storage
  4. Accessories
  5. Wood Species and Color
  6. Door, Molding, and Trim Style
  7. Hardware

 

 

When creating your own personalized workstation, it is key to know your room dimensions so that you can maximize your space.  It’s very helpful for the designer working with you if you bring in a simple sketch of your room including all doors and windows.

A couple pictures of the space can be extremely beneficial as well since that will allow the designer to see the space that they are working with.

Take a moment to think about how you might function in the space (ie: computer location, phone location, printer location, etc), and then the storage that will be essential for productivity.

Again our designers will be there to walk you through all of this, but it’s helpful if you have given it a bit of thought before you come in.

1. Work Space Layout

This is where it all starts.  This is the foot print of the entire space.

Is your space fairly small and a simple desk is all that you need?

Keystone Designer Bergen Desk by Kloter Farms
Keystone Designer Bergen Desk by Kloter Farms
Rivertowne Desk by Kloter Farms
Rivertowne Desk by Kloter Farms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"L" shaped Workstation by Kloter Farms
“L” shaped Workstation by Kloter Farms

 

 

Do you only have one corner and an “L” shaped corner unit would fit perfectly?

Harvard Scholar Collection by Kloter Farms
Harvard Scholar Collection by Kloter Farms

 

 

 

 

Would a split space be a better option for you?

 

 

 

Shaker Style Avondale Workstation by Kloter Farms
Shaker Style Avondale Workstation by Kloter Farms

 

Or, do need or prefer a full office suite that gives you multiple work areas and the option to have more than one person working in the area at a time?

2. Desk Base and Lower Storage

You’ve chosen how your work space is going to be laid out, and now we need to discuss how the base cabinets and desk will fit into the area you’ve designed.

This is where we will consider where your computer will be housed, where your printer will live, where your files will be stored, etc.

Large Base Cabinet
Large Base Cabinet

 

Based on the needs that you share with us, we will help you determine how many and what style of file cabinets you will need, or where some lower shelving may be handy to have.

 

 

 

 

 

You may also consider an additional writing peninsula or splitting the space up a bit.  Your wishes become our inspiration!

Classic Burgandy Room Workstation by Kloter Farms
Classic Burgandy Room Workstation by Kloter Farms
Brighton Desk & Bookcase by Kloter Farms
Brighton Desk & Bookcase by Kloter Farms

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Hutch Top and Upper Storage

Once your base layout has been determined, we can now proceed to the top portion of the desk.  How do you plan to use this space?

Solid Wood Door
Solid Wood Door

 

 

Do you want to hide things behind wooden doors, or would you rather have some glass doors to display some of your favorite collections?

 

 

 

Glass Door and Open Shelves
Glass Door and Open Shelves

 

 

 

How about some doors and additional open shelves?

This is all about creating the perfect space for you!

4. Accessories

There’s no one way to stay organized.  Every person’s habits and space is a little different than the next guy’s.  That’s why we have additional accessories to streamline your workstation and keep your life as efficient as possible.

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You choose the accessories, and we’ll help you figure out where they will fit in your desk configuration.

5. Wood Species and Color

What would you say goes best in your space or fits your personality?  Is it the traditional feel of stained oak, the rich tones of deep stained cherry wood, or would you prefer to pick a paint color that you like?

A Sample of Wood Species and Color options
A Sample of Wood Species and Color options

Maybe you’d rather shake it up a bit by mixing and matching paint and stain colors…

Either way, we will help you pick a solid hard wood species that your work station will be constructed of, and the color that you like best.

6. Door, Molding, & Trim Style

Modern, Mission, Shaker, Classic…?  How would you describe your style?  No matter what you decide, we have a door style, molding, and trim that will compliment any space.

Brigham Trim & Molding
Brigham Trim & Molding
Bentley Trim & Molding
Bentley Trim & Molding
Nordstom Trim & Molding
Nordstom Trim & Molding
Montgomery Trim & Molding
Montgomery Trim & Molding
Classic Trim & Molding
Classic Trim & Molding
CharltonTrim & Molding
Charlton Trim & Molding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t see the exact style that you have in mind?  No worries.  Let us know what you have in mind and let our shop build it for you.

7. Hardware

This typically goes hand-in-hand with choosing your door, molding, and trim style.  Again, our designers will help you the different options that will work with what you have chosen.

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 Design

Work Station Sketches by Kloter Farms
Work Station Sketches by Kloter Farms

 

Now that you have made all of your selections, our designers will go to work for you to give you a 3D drawing or rendering of what your office space will resemble when it is completed.

 

Once you have approved the drawings, the drawings are submitted to the shop for construction.

Finally your personal workstation will come home to you.  Delivered by one of our professional courteous delivery teams your new work space will be assembled and set up for you in your home.

For additional information or questions, give us a call or come and see us!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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