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The COVID-19 pandemic gave humanity a new reality, and one of the distinguishing features of large-scale changes was the transition to remote work. At first, people worked from their bedrooms, kitchens, or living rooms. However, very soon, it became clear that this method has many drawbacks, from constant distractions to an unfavorable atmosphere for a good work performance.

In this regard, more and more people began to tend to work from small home offices, which they place both in the main house and in the backyard. Such an office area has absolutely all the amenities. It is completely customized and developed, taking into account the needs of a particular homeowner.

Today, we will give you a couple of insider tips on how to organize an ideal home office space and where it is best placed in your house, what are the special advantages of tiny backyard offices, and also introduce ADU Builders California firm, which is a leader in the construction industry and is ready to implement any home office project at the highest level.

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Creative Small Home Office Ideas

The main peculiarity of each tiny house, including a small home office, is an unusual customized construction process in which every step plays a crucial role. In the case of tiny office space, the homeowner needs to think through everything in such a way as to create the most comfortable atmosphere with a pleasant interior, which will contribute to an effective and productive work life in a remote format. Taking into account this factor, we present you small home office ideas, each of which the ADU Builders California team can implement to develop a unique space that will fully meet your work requirements.

  1. Small home office and lighting system

If we compare two offices, one with natural light and another one with artificial light, we will very quickly come to the conclusion that people who work with natural light show better results, are more positive and energetic, and are also less prone to depression. It is enough to emphasize the importance of saturating the workspace with natural light.

To achieve this effect, ADU Builders California builders will install panoramic windows in your small home office, and, on par with this, they can equip each window with a tinting function or install blinds to reduce too bright rays that can spoil the focus. However, no one ruled out the dark, and ADU Builders California electricians have extensive experience in carrying out the perfect artificial lighting.

  1. Desk space organization in a tiny office

According to the feng shui concept, the arrangement of furniture in a room, in particular in a small home office, can have a positive impact on work life. Nevertheless, even if you do not stick to the idea of symbolic space exploration, it is better to follow certain rules than to neglect all of them. For example, make sure that your desk stands in the most illuminated corner of your home office opposite the window so that there is enough bright space on the desk, and also leave space between the desk and the walls to visually enlarge the entire room.

  1. Tiny offices and interior development

In this case, your best assistant will be an ADU Builders California interior designer because in 9 out of 10 cases, homeowners make mistakes during the design process, and usually, they lead to the need for re-reconstruction. In the scenario of a tiny home office, it is critically important to pick a design that will simultaneously inspire you, fill you with energy, and will not get bored after a week of constant stay in the room.

Not everyone can cope with this task, so our creative specialists will help you choose a win-win strategy for the overall interior design and each element separately. For example, the material for floor space and door, the color for the walls in your small home office, as well as various additional elements from art pictures to a poster with an inspiring quote.

  1. Furniture for small home office

The right choice of furniture is the key to comfort and rational use of any room space. For example, a high-quality dining table can serve multiple purposes in a small kitchen, and built-in drawers will become indispensable for storing personal hygiene items in the bathroom. In tiny offices, chairs play the most important role because employees have to spend long hours at work. Also, it is advisable to purchase sofas or ottomans for relaxation, as well as tables, preferably multifunctional with organizers. ADU Builders California specialists will assist you in furniture selection that will combine comfort and care for the health of the neck and back.

  1. Storage spaces in tiny backyard offices

Our list of small home office ideas would be incomplete without mentioning storage methods, as this is an age-old problem for any tiny home. Moreover, the situation is getting more complicated since any workspace is always filled with various office supplies that can create chaos. However, following the advice of the ADU Builders California creative group, you can arrange the storage of your business tools in your small home office as efficiently as possible.

More specifically, you can install vertical open shelving, built-in boxes in the wall or desk, hooks of many different sizes behind the door, a multifunctional cabinet in the office corner, and you can also use organizers on your workspace. The most important thing is to clean up the spaces on the floor and next to the windows because the mess in these places visually eats up square feet.

  1. Small home office and sound insulation issues

Tiny houses have a small area, so it is not news that a person sitting in a dining room can perfectly hear another person who is in an art studio through the wall. In-home life, this state of affairs is normal, but not in the situation when it comes to working remotely because constant distractions can bring down focus.

For this reason, creating the perfect sound insulation in tiny office spaces is one of the priorities, and ADU Builders California company will install it for you at the cosmic level. To begin with, the masters will conduct a free workspace check and then offer a choice of various options, from acoustic foam rubber to special sound insulation glue, which is designed for such a small space as a home office.

  1. Custom features & small home office

Large companies, e.g., Google or Amazon, do a lot to make their employees feel integrated into the workflow, and one of the strategies is related to the organization of offices. Nevertheless, it is almost impossible to create an atmosphere that everyone will like. In contrast, you can saturate your small home office with your favorite elements that will provide a work and home life balance, cause inspiration, and the ability to work more efficiently. Table football, coffee machine, chair bag, workspace darts, ice hockey, and this is not the whole list of what you can bring to your home or backyard office.

Overall, creating a custom design for small home offices is a multifaceted process, and omitting at least one aspect can lead to dissatisfaction with the final result. However, you can always turn to the masters from ADU Builders California, who will implement for you an ideal small home office project in which every corner will be thought out to the smallest detail and will contribute to improving your job performance when you work remotely.

Tiny Home Office and Location Tips

Each house has a room whose location depends on a number of factors, e.g., proximity to the node of life support systems. However, there is a category of living spaces that have nothing to do with external factors, and the home office falls into their number.

Here are a few possible options for the location of the home office in your house:

Most of these options are difficult to implement alone, but not if you cooperate with ADU Builders California. These craftsmen have such top-end skills and experience that they can integrate the home office into any part of the house without disturbing the overall aesthetics and functionality.


Tiny Backyard Office: Important Things for Consideration

A large percentage of projects related to the creation of office space implies the organization of a workspace within the home addition or attached ADU draft. That is, the small home office becomes part of a single structure. However, there remains one more promising option, namely, the tiny backyard office, which is located separately from the main house and has a number of unsurpassed advantages.

Firstly, a tiny backyard office is a place where neither the laughter of children nor the barking of dogs or any other distractions can disrupt your concentration. This building has a separate entrance, which means that no outside soul can penetrate the boundaries of your workspace. Secondly, tiny backyard offices open up great opportunities, e.g., the expansion of storage space or floor space for an additional desk or sofa. Finally, from a financial side, an independent office area in your garden significantly increases the value of the property.

However, the unique aspects of tiny backyard offices affect not only their operation but also their construction, and in this matter, we recommend keeping the focus on the following points:

Overall, if you analyze all these aspects, the chances of creating an ideal tiny backyard office increase to the skies, and if you pick ADU Builders California as a general contractor, then they rush to 100%. These specialists will take on all the most difficult work, develop a unique design, solve all legal issues, and perform a fantastic job.

Frequently Asked Questions — FAQ

What are the main aspects of creating an ideal home office space?

There are many factors that house owners need to take into account. However, we will highlight five basic ones. Creating perfect lighting and sound insulation in the office area, installing comfortable furniture, and customizing the office. You can also show a little creativity in organizing storage space, and ADU Builders California designers will help you with this matter.

What are the unique features of a tiny backyard office?

Backyard tiny office is an independent living unit, which means no one can distract you from work. Moreover, as in the case of any tiny house, you have the opportunity to fully customize the backyard office. It will also significantly boost the value of the entire property, and you can also equip it with outdoor space to breathe fresh air during breaks.

Why ADU Builders California firm is a priority pick for implementing a home office space project?

There are three basic reasons. Firstly, increased customer orientation; at the first consultation, you will obtain a free estimate and a work plan, as well as specialists will conduct free diagnostics of the space. Secondly, rich experience with projects of all scales and configurations. Finally, only ADU Builders California can guarantee that the final version of the home office will exceed your expectations.

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Frequently Asked Questions — FAQ

What is an ADU?

ADU is an abbreviation for an accessory dwelling unit representing an additional secondary dwelling structure located close to the primary residence at the residential lot usually owned by one family. There are two main types of such structures, attached ADUs (resulting in the reconstruction of the existing inhouse space) and detached ADUs, which are the separate structures located on the premises territory. If you plan to build an ADU, you should find out the ADUs construction regulations established in your area. If the design of your attached or the detached ADUs conflicts with the design guidelines applicable for that of the primary residence, you won't be able to get the approval to perform the ADU building.

Can I cope with ADU construction myself?

ADU construction implies a lot of preparatory work. First of all, you should carefully learn the ADU building regulations established in your state. Secondly, the project design and all the cost calculations should be carried out. Thirdly, you must carry out the purchase of all the construction and decoration materials according to your cost estimate. Finally, the erection or reconstruction (in the case of the attached ADU) works should be performed. So, if you have enough expertise and experience in some areas of activity, you will be able to carry out the ADU all by yourself.

What is the price of ADU Construction?

The ADU construction costs are influenced by numerous factors, such as the type of your ADU (attached or detached), how many square feet your residential lot is, what size your potential ADU is planned to be, whether it will be a one-story or a two-story ADU, and many others. Generally, the ADU price tag can vary from 30 thousand to more than 300 thousand US dollars.

How long does it take to have the ADU built?

The average period of the new ADUs construction depends on whether you are going to erect a completely separated new accessory dwelling unit or reconstruct the already existing primary residential structure. As a rule, obtaining the building and reconstruction permits takes two weeks (the term may be increased in some cases), whereas the construction works themselves can take up to 4-To 6 months, depending on your ADU project
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