Modular Home Office Furniture Options
Whether you are a student going away to college, an adult buying a studio for your first home, a retiree downsizing, or a senior moving into a retirement home, you will be faced with making do with less space than you have been accustomed to in the past. This could mean moving from having a whole room for a home office, to having just a nook or sharing the dining room table. Modular office furniture can help you make the most of your space.
Living in a smaller space means that each nook and cranny in your home needs to have a specific function. Whether you just need a space to answer mail and pay bills or an entire home office where you work full time, you will want to set aside a certain area that you will call your home office.
Today’s home office furniture casters to contemporary needs: perhaps a comfortable ergonomic chair, ample storage a place for a computer, and printer and a clean uncluttered work space.
Modular office furniture systems are perfect for small spaces because there are designs that configure to any shape or size area. With modular systems, you buy just the pieces that you need, whether your office is a converted closet or has a room all of its own.
Many modular systems have added wheels to their units, making it easy to rearrange your office to fit your needs. Modular designs range from casual to ultra-sleek so you can find something to match the rest of the furniture in your apartment.
The prices are considerably less than standard built-in systems and can be constructed to height specifications to make work areas ergonomically correct for you.
Modular furniture can be customized with materials, colors and finishes. You can mix and match your pieces to fit your need but if you are serious about maximizing your workspace and want it to look professional at the same time you might want to check with a design consultation.
Your furniture will arrive as a kit but don’t let this scare you off. Most manufacturers have designed the units so that even “all thumbs” individuals can manage to put them together easily, or you will find that most stores will assemble them for you for an extra fee. You’ll pay for that feature though. It would have cost me an extra $250 from Office Depot to have guys come out (two weeks after I ordered the furniture) to assemble it–I decided to do it myself.
Furniture makers are responding to frequent requests for “more storage space” by offering shelves, cubby holes, drawers, and cabinets with places for everything. Designers have figured out ways to increase storage capacity by using vertical space for stacking bookshelves and hanging wall organizers to take care of your clutter. Everything is designed to make maximum use of your space and give you a more efficient work area. Optimal lighting and ergonomically correct lighting will round out your modular home office furniture ensemble.
The advantage of these home office systems is that all of the pieces are coordinated: they fit together, look nice and are functionally designed. The units can be used either separately or as a group. They can be used together in your home office or would look fine in other rooms as end tables, bookcases, tables etc. For example, a storage cabinet could be used as a display unit in a living room or a desk could work as a dining table. Designs can range from inexpensive to top of the line.