4 Tips for Creating a Home Office that “Works”

February 22, 2019

Here’s everything you need to know to create the perfect at-home office.

Creating the perfect at-home office is essential. This space will be utilized for intensive work, client meetings, and potentially after-hours relaxation. Whether you’re hoping to set up a full-time office or a quiet space to do some light reading, you’ll want to consider both the aesthetics and the functionality of your home office. Here are four things that luxury buyers look for when selecting an at-home workspace.

1. Organization

Whether you already have a designated office suite or you’re creating an office out of an extra room, you’ll want to have an organized space from which to work. To have a productive and polished office, it’s important to keep any clutter to a minimum. 

Streamline your space by adding unique storage elements. Classic bookshelves, magazine-style paper holders, and custom built-in cabinets can all help to free up desk space and create a cohesive look throughout the home office.

2. Set the Tone

When luxury homeowners step into their office, they want to feel something special. You can set the tone of your at-home office by considering how the colors you choose will impact your mood and the moods of your clients or visitors. Whether you’re considering paint colors, furniture, or wall art, your home office’s colors can impact the vibe of the space. For example, green is typically associated with nature and creativity, so it can be a great option for a home office. A light violet hue is linked with sophistication, so this color could help you to make a refined statement during a business video call.

To further set the tone of the room, be sure to pay attention to lighting as well. Natural light is energizing and should be optimized when possible. Since you’re not in an office cubicle, take advantage of windows and enjoy daytime scenery. If you plan on working late hours, you’ll also want to consider bright fixtures. A well-lit office can promote productivity and reduce eye strain.

3. If Privacy is a Priority...

You can arrange to have your home office soundproofed. This simple addition can have a big impact on the quality of your work. By minimizing outside distractions, you can keep yourself on task. Plus, this amenity will turn your home office into a quiet and professional space to schedule client calls.

4. Office Health

Office health is an important consideration, especially if you plan on spending full days in your home workspace. Be sure to keep ergonomic furniture in mind. Nowadays, these products come in trendy and modern designs.

Some common health-conscious office purchases include standing desks, ergonomic chairs, adjustable computer stands, footrests, and ergonomic computer mouses. Some at-home workers even consider treadmill desks so they can get their steps in while staying connected to their essential job tasks. 

If you’re searching for the perfect at-home office, smart home amenities, or renowned architects in the Napa and Sonoma area, please don’t hesitate to reach out. It would be my pleasure to assist you with your luxury home purchase journey.


With 2 billion dollars in sales combined with her unique focus on Wine Country luxury real estate, Ginger Martin's insight and expertise are unparalleled. Her sales portfolio of luxury homes, vineyards, and estates are exceptional. Ginger Martin possesses a track record shared by very few real estate professionals globally. Ginger’s distinguished clients greatly benefit from her extensive experience.