Friday, March 31, 2017
Home Office Remodeling Made Easy
Before you rush into the shopping process, it's best to come up with a well thought out plan of attack for your home office makeover. First, you'll want to create a timeline and budget for your project. This will help you stay on track while simultaneously helping you to avoid splurging on expensive furniture that isn't a necessity. You should definitely be able to fully remodel a home office with professional grade furniture for around $1500.00 in under 3 weeks time.
With a timeline and budget in place, it's time to start the space planning process. All to often this important step is overlooked and breezed through carelessly. This typically results in furniture that doesn't fit properly and a big dose of remodeling remorse. Don't allow this to happen!
Be extra careful and patient when measuring out your space. Take note of your entry ways and account for the in-swing of the door. You'll also want to note down the location of any windows, room obstructions, and power outlets that will affect your layout.
Once you've taken the perimeter dimensions of your space, have a trusted family member double check them for accuracy. Space planning is the foundation of all professional makeover projects. You simply can't take too much time on this step.
This year, you can't go wrong with home office furniture from Mayline and Cherryman Industries. These industry leaders offer more than 15 full service lines between them. You'll definitely want to check out new and innovative lines from Mayline like Medina and Sterling. They offer awesome preconfigured desk layouts in innovative new finish options like Textured Sea Salt and Driftwood. As for Cherryman, you can keep things traditional and luxurious with their popular Emerald collection, or modern and clean with their Amber casegoods line.
If you have a showroom in your area, give it a visit. You'll be rewarded with a lot of remodeling inspiration that will help you select a theme for your project. From coastal casual to traditional luxury, visiting a showroom will certainly help you find your look while simultaneously providing you with lot's of product knowledge.
No matter the furniture collection you choose, it's best to request finish swatches direct from the dealer. Don't rely on online images that you haven't seen in person. Additionally, we highly recommend selecting a desk set that will fit your space. A U-Shaped executive style home office desk is usually the best option. They offer plenty of operational space and storage components needed to simplify your personal organizing.
Once you've selected a desk configuration and an matching add-ons you may need, it's time to select a reliable home office chair. These days you can pick up an awesome home office task chair for around $250.00. We love new options like the Eon chair from Cherryman Industries, as well as the Goal series mesh back office chair from SitWell. They're budget friendly, comfortable, and perfect for the whole family.
After you've purchased your furniture, give the dealer a quick call to inquire about tracking information. Once you know when your furniture is set to arrive, you'll have a window to prep your space. Start by removing your old home office computer desk and chair to give your space a thorough cleaning about 4 days before your new products are scheduled for delivery. If you're planning to sell your old furniture, take pics before disassembling it! With your furniture removed, it's a perfect time to give your office a fresh paint job. Paint is inexpensive and will most certainly help the overall vibe of your interior.
When assembling your new furniture, you'll want to have at least one helper on hand to assist with any heavy lifting. You'll also want to have basic tools on hand. A cordless drill, allen wrenches, a tape measurer, and screwdrivers are a must.
Once you're furniture is fully assembled, you'll be left with an abundance of debris. Furniture ships extremely well packed to avoid damage during transit. Be prepare to break down lot's of boxes. There's also going to be a lot of bubble wrap and popcorn to deal with. Have extra trash bags on hand to ensure a swift and efficient clean up.
In the long run, home office makeover projects should be fun! Don't be afraid to spice up your space with accents and art that showcase your personality. Any designer will tell you that the littlest details make the biggest difference.