Home remodeling is an exciting and horrifying thing to go through. Yes, you want everything to look as you want it to, but do you really want to go through the process to make it look that way? Probably not. My blog is all about surviving a renovation project in your home. You will learn tips that will make it an easier process for your entire family. I have even included some easy to follow instructions for creating a make-shift kitchen to help you survive kitchen renovations without getting to know the pizza delivery guy more than you should.
Does your home office need more cabinets? With more and more Americans working from home, many have resorted to makeshift spaces that may house little more than a desk and chair. But should you go to the effort to add real, dedicated cabinets? If your work-from-home situation falls into one of these categories, the answer may be 'yes'.
1. You Videoconference
Videoconferencing became ubiquitous in 2020, and workers are now opening up their work area to many personal and business contacts through video meetings. If you expect this to continue in 2021, cabinets help you present a professional and organized work space. You can hide everything from the mess on your desk to your Star Trek figurine collection.
2. Your Kids Wander In
Working from home is great for family time, but it can make your office more susceptible to invasion by kids, spouses, visitors, and pets. Built-in, locking cabinets help protect work documents and projects from prying eyes and mischievous little fingers. They also protect those little fingers from dangerous tools.
3. You Have Confidential Work
What type of documents and projects do you work on at home? If there are any potential company secrets, financial information, or personal customer data, these should be hidden away from casual visitors, regardless of whether or not your office door can be locked. Your employer may even require it.
4. You Can't Go Paperless
Virtual and remote work often relies on digital documents and the use of cloud-based storage and portals. But not every remote worker can get rid of all books, records, and documents. If your job (such as legal work or accounting) includes mandatory hard copies and can't go paperless any time soon, cabinet storage is a good investment for the foreseeable future.
5. You Share an Office
Many homes now have more than one member working from home. You might share an office space with your remote-working spouse. And your kids might also need a place to do remote school lessons. Cabinets are a great way to help organize all these needs, even allowing different people to have dedicated storage for themselves. And storage frees up surfaces and expands available work space.
Does your home office fit into any of these categories? If so, now is a great time to add some permanent office cabinets. Your work area will look better, it will be more functional, and it will protect both the work and the family. Learn more about home office cabinets today by reaching out to a local remodeling contractor.