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4 Unique Features to Incorporate in Your Home Office Design

by Gina Watters
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With many people working from home, it’s important that your home office is a place that you can comfortably work without distractions but with everything you need to get your work done. Below are five unique features that you can incorporate in your home office design and enjoy your work-from-home experience.

1. Floor-to-Ceiling Bookshelf

A floor-to-ceiling bookshelf can help you organize your books and publications neatly and avoids cluttering up the space. Additionally, adding this feature to your home office can accentuate the walls and give the room an elegant and studious feel.

If you're more inclined toward digital libraries than keeping physical books, bookshelves are usually multi-functional and can act as large storage space for trinkets, memorabilia, artwork, antiques, and other decorative pieces.

2. Built-in Reading Area

One of the benefits of creating a custom home office is the ability to customize its functionality to cater to all your needs. 

In addition to your standard working space, you can design a built-in reading area with comfortable furniture, a mini-bookshelf, ample lighting, plus any other amenities you may wish to incorporate to enhance your reading experience.

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3. Ambient Lighting

Having good lighting in your home office can significantly increase your productivity. It helps build toward a more comfortable working experience by protecting your eyes from straining and consequent headaches. 

Natural lighting is also a mood booster and can help clear your mind for better focus.

When designing your perfect home office, consider how much natural lighting you’d li

ke to let in (if any) and how you want to set up your custom lighting in order to provide the best possible working environment.

4. Technology and Smart Home Devices

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Consider how the latest smart home technology can help improve your home office by making it easier to control things like lights, shades, heating/air, screens, speakers, and more. These days, there are many helpful technologies to implement into your home office. Here are a few examples:

Smart Plugs: Using smart plugs in your home office helps you control the flow of energy, saving you money and helping your tech run more efficiently.

Automated Shades: Whether it’s letting in the natural light or shutting it out, automated shades make it easy to help you stay productive by controlling the atmosphere of the room.

Smart Speakers: A smart speaker can not only help answer any questions with a simple ‘Hey, Google,’ but it can also be the hub of your entire network of smart devices. Controlled by your voice, your smart speaker lets you control all of your other devices with simple commands. Additionally, it can play music and read you the news and weather.


A home office that provides a distraction-free work-from-experience without compromising on ambiance is an important part of any custom home and, by incorporating features like floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, a built-in reading area, ambient lighting, homey décor, and quality air conditioning, you can create a practical home office that allows you maximum productivity while enjoying the convenience of working from home.

At London Bay Homes, we build custom single-family and multi-family homes in exclusive neighborhoods and communities in Southwest Florida. Contact us today to learn more about how we can build your dream home.

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