Key Measurements to Help You Design the Perfect Home Office



Even if you don’t work at home, your partner or your best friend probably does. The shift in communications and information technology has created a new work lifestyle that demands a home office. At minimum a home office should have a personal computer, a printer and modest file storage. Those who work mostly at home also will need a dedicated room they can close off for privacy. What do you need in your home office? A computer is just the beginning.

Floating Desks

Consider your desk first. Think about whether the desk should float in the room, as here, be placed against a wall or be built in. The standard desk height is 29 to 30 inches (74 to 76 centimeters). 

Freestanding desks range in size, but common dimensions are 48, 60 and 72 in. (122, 152 and 183 cm) wide and 24, 30 and 36 in. (61, 76 and 91 cm) deep. Get the largest desk that fits comfortably in your space, as you can never have enough work surface. 

If you float your desk, leave at least 30 in. (76 cm) between your desk and wall or shelves behind it. On the other side of the desk, allow 48 to 60 in. (122 to 152 cm) for additional chairs and tables, if needed.

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Lay of the Land

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American Farmhouse Style

From the February/March 2019 Issue:

A Virginia home transforms from colonial to farmhouse, taking its cues from the land and the family who calls it home.

By Autumn Krause

The relationship between home and land is an important one-particularly for this Rockville, Virginia home belonging to Mary Beth and JT Grier. The couple wanted to give their 1997 colonial a modern farmhouse renovation, and they turned to designer Jennifer Radakovic of Jennifer Radakovic Design to transform their home. “They have chicken, goats, horses, cats and other animals, and were drawn to the modern farmhouse style to match their actual small farm,” Jennifer says. It’s an instance of art paralleling life, and the two meshed beautifully, resulting in a farmhouse-style renovation that accommodates the family of six and reflects their homesteading lifestyle.

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8. Bright and White
Designer Jennifer Radakovic combined a mahogany door, bright white cabinets (Snowbound by Sherwin-Williams) and ceramic floor tiles designed to look like natural stone for a room that feels natural, warm and full of light. The owners of this farmhouse outside of Richmond, Virginia, wanted a secondary entry space that would work for their four kids and full farm life, which includes a dog, a pony and two goats. Soft gray walls (Horizon by Benjamin Moore) prettify what also acts as an informal entrance for friends and neighbors.

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