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What Are the Benefits of a Home Office?

Custom home office with Brookfield doors and drawers in SummerlinIf there’s one positive that came out of the Covid pandemic it’s that many of us learned that working from home is a very real and doable task. Thanks to the internet, working from home is much more of a possibility for many workers across the globe than ever before.

But doing a full day’s work on a rickety chair, bent over a bar counter is just not ideal for both your productivity and your back. This is where the importance of setting up a home office comes in.

Here’s why it’s a great investment.

1. You’ll Have a Shorter Commute

The average commute time for most Americans is 26.1 minutes (one way). That means that most of us spend up to an hour in a car, five days a week. You don’t want to do the math on how much wasted time that equates to each year. But let’s just say it’s a lot.

The exception is if you live very close to your place of work, of course, or you work from home. It’s a no-brainer that having a home office saves you hundreds of hours in a car. It means you can spend more time with your family in the mornings instead of having to rush out of the door to beat the traffic.

2. It Adds Extra Home Storage

Most homeowners would tell you that one of their biggest challenges is a lack of storage space, especially as their family grows. With the creation of a home office, you can add back some storage space to your home.

You could opt for built-in cabinets, or custom cabinets to really streamline the space and create the ultimate office layout. You could also opt for a custom-designed desk with additional drawer space, or add some floating shelves to really make your home office practical and functional.

3. You Can Enjoy Tax Advantages

That’s right, working from home comes with a few tax perks. Setting up a home office means you could qualify for a tax deduction, based on the fact that you use part of your home for business purposes.

You’ll need to discuss with a tax professional or your accountant the percentage of home office space that you’ve designated, and how much of a tax break you qualify for.

Custom office built in Summerlin4. It Offers a Better Work-Life Balance

One of the best things about setting up a home office is that you have flexibility. This means that you can choose the hours you work (to a certain extent), and still run your household throughout your workday.

In other words, if you have a break between meetings, you could throw on a load of laundry. If you’ve finished your work early or met all your deadlines, you could take a longer lunch break.

All in all, this makes for a better work-life balance, and we all know how important that is!

5. You’ll Have Fewer Aches and Pains

With a beautiful office to work from, complete with the right furniture, you can save your spine, quite literally. Working at your dining table or at a bar counter is only a temporary fix. But setting up a designated space that has the right size desk, an ergonomic chair, etc. is so important for your health.

What’s more, you’ll also feel more inspired to get your work done in a space that you’ve designed, that feels like you, and is comfortable.

Looking for Home Office Custom Cabinets?

Whether you’re looking for particular office ideas and need some professional input, or know the exact type of custom cabinets you want, our team is here to help you create the ideal working space at home.

Reach out to Platinum Cabinetry if you’re based in the Las Vegas area for all of your built-in, custom cabinet needs.