We purchased our brand new home a couple of weeks ago but the interior is plain and we want to make it more luxurious and give it a more modern/contemporary design. We will eventually remodel the entire interior of the home, but are going to do the work in stages. In fact renovations have already started. We have just finished remodeling our TV room and we are now looking to remodel the office.
You are starting from a blank canvas. There is no furniture or cabinets or anything else you have to work around of.
These are the things we are looking for in the office:
1. Two workstations: the room should accommodate 2 computers with two 24 inch monitors each (side by side). Monitors must be at least 32 inches away from the user (please note that people usually sit 5-7 inches away from the desk).
2. There must be ample desk space in the office. The office table will be used for things other than computer usage. .
3. The room must accommodate space for a printer (20" wide / 16" deep / 13" tall) and a scanner (13" wide / 11" deep / 8" tall)
4. Ideally we would have some extra sitting space in the room (perhaps a loveseat?)
5. Speakers: two or four in wall or external speakers
6. Storage space (for books, folders and stationary)
7. An interesting looking ceiling
I have attached the Sketchup drawing of the room. All measurements are accurate to 1/4 of an inch.
The location, size and type of the door may be changed if needed.The floors are in great condition and we want to preserve them as is. We also do not want to move or change the windows.
We are interested in having a clean modern looking room. When I say modern I think a contemporary design leaning toward modern is a good description of what we are looking for. We also want to increase the resale value of the home, so we don't want to get anything too "unique" that will scare away potential buyers in the future.
We are looking for some architecture interest including a nice looking ceiling and perhaps some wall interest (nooks or crannies for art or lights?)
I have attached the SketchUp model of our TV room that should give you an idea of the look we are going for.
We care deeply about functionality, looks and overall durability of the products used. We want to design something that will wear well for years to come, and we understand that things that wear well usually cost a bit more. We are cost conscious but we don't want to cut corners in the office. We were hoping to keep this project at or under $20k (including furniture). Details in design are also a big priority for us. Planning for things like light switch placement, types of lighting, cabinetry components, and functionality of the overall layout will all come into consideration for our decision.