Home Office: Top Features

Every home office needs the basics of a desk and chair, but here are the top features you can add for maximum comfort and functionality.


Your home office should include a desktop surface big enough for your computer, printer, and telephone, and still provide enough space for you to work. Image: RobertoGil.com

While every business — and every business owner — has a unique set of needs, all home offices share a few basic requirements. Some, like adequate lighting and comfortable seating, are obvious. Others, such as visual cues that separate work space from family space, are more subtle.
“Remodeling” magazine’s “Cost vs. Value Report” puts the average cost of converting a 12-foot-by-12-foot room into a home office at $29,066, which includes custom cabinetry, 20 linear feet of desktop, a wiring upgrade, and new wall and floor coverings. Whether you go whole-hog or pick and choose, here are the top features to incorporate for maximum comfort and functionality.

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