Creating a Home Office Space

Having a dedicated space to work helps you focus on the task at hand, while minimizing distractions.

These days, social distancing is something we’re all familiar with. People are staying in, avoiding social interactions, and only going out when necessary.

It is a different world we’re living in, and one we may need to get used to for the foreseeable future. For many, that means working from home.


Having a dedicated space to work helps you focus on the task at hand, while minimizing distractions.


If you’re in the process of building, you may want to talk to your builder about adding a home office. This space can be designed to accommodate your work needs, whether with built-in shelving to organize files, supplies and resources, or a “meeting area” to hold video and conference calls.

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Some choose to have their home office do double duty, serving as a spare bedroom or playroom when it’s not being used for work, or turning a space within their living area into a work zone. A kitchen island with plenty of counter space and storage, a nook in the front entrance, a corner of your game room or master bedroom – they’re all great ways to create a workspace without giving up a large part of your home.


It might even be necessary to have two or more work zones, if another family member is currently working from home or you have children with homework to complete.


With families living and working in close quarters, creating separate spaces for work can make this time easier and more productive for all.

Kaila Sawlor Sawlor Built Homes Custom Home Builder in Nova Scotia

Kaila Sawlor-Dion

Kaila is the Marketing Manager of Sawlor Built Homes. She continuously updates our profile on Facebook, Instagram, Houzz, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest, and is focused on all marketing initiatives.

A third generation family member of Sawlor Built Homes, Kaila joined the company in 2011. She is an active member of the Canadian Home Builder's Association - Nova Scotia Marketing Committee and she continues to update her education and training, intent on becoming an industry leader in new home marketing.

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