4 Questions To Start A Home Office Remodel

With businesses working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve been hearing many people considering a home office remodel. And if you don’t have an office space at your home, you may be wishing you did right now! This space in your home is a sanctuary at times and becomes very important. While this room may seem simple, there are 4 questions to start your home office remodel:

1) How are things arranged?

Considering the arrangement of desks, outlets, and more is important in any room, but especially so in your home office. Take an extra second picking out a desk location as you’re going to spend a large amount of time in this spot. Do you want the desk looking out a window? Are there enough windows in the room? Are there enough outlets? Are you going to have cables running everywhere or will it be a quick, organized plugin? Thinking about these questions ahead of time will make your office a more comfortable and convenient place to work.

2) Is there enough storage? 

It’s much easier to be in a home office when it is clean. And it is easier to keep clean if there is plenty of storage space. Many home offices don’t have a large amount of square footage, so you may have to get creative. Think vertically and horizontally when it comes to cabinets. Your design team will be able to present ideas to maximize storage in your space. 

3) What colors do I want in my office? 

Similarly, since you will be in this office frequently, make sure the colors are right for you. Colors can have different effects on your mood. For example, warm colors like red, orange, or yellow create energy and optimism. Blue, however, will make you feel calm or soothed. Make sure to give some extra thought to what you’re looking for in your home office.

4) How do I want to light my home office?

Straining your eyes in poor lighting is not an option for your home office. You need to be able to focus for long periods of time. Natural lighting is always a great option for your home office. But depending on the location of your office in your home, that may not be an option. Your design team will help advise if they think it is enough lighting for space or how to improve it. 

It may seem overwhelming starting the remodel process in your home office, especially with so much else going on. But your design team is here to help and we’ll make sure all your office is exactly what you need.

4 Tips For Remodeling A Kid’s Room

Starting a remodeling process is always difficult. There are a lot of questions and decisions that need to be made. But when you’re remodeling your child’s room, you may have even more questions. How do you pick a theme, the furniture, and everything else when there is a small voice with an important opinion too? We’ve been through this process before and have some tips!

1. Pick a theme

This can be a fun part of remodeling a kid’s room. When else do you get to pick a superhero theme during the design process? Make sure to incorporate your child’s thoughts while picking a theme. You want them to be excited about it, also! Considering things like their favorite hobbies, animals, sports, and more will help you pick a theme quickly. Creativity is encouraged in their room! However, you will also want to make sure that the theme allows for their growth. Picking things that can be easily replaced that match the theme like accessories and paint will make remodeling in a few years much easier!

2. Consider the functionality

When you’re starting the design process, it helps to consider what that space will be used for in the future. Does your child need a desk for homework or do they need a play space? Do they need a full bed or a twin bed? Some of these questions will be answered by when you expect to redo the room and how old they will be then. A nursery and playroom have different styles and needs than a room for a teenager.

3. Storage, storage, storage!

In every room, it’s really important to consider storage. In your child’s room, it is extra important. Keeping the room clean will be easier if everything has a spot. Thinking about this early in the design process will help you in the long run. You can never have too much storage!

4. Choosing a flooring option

Different flooring options will give the room different feels. It depends on what you’re hoping for in the room. Hardwood is easier to clean and is more resilient to a child’s habits. Carpet provides some cushioning for children learning to walk and some padding between floors for noise if the room is upstairs. These are hard decisions. But don’t worry. Your design team will be able to help your child – and you – get the room of their dreams!

Contact us to get started designing.

Design Guide: Beauty in Balance with Modern Industrial

Do you love the look of modern industrial interior design but wonder how to achieve the perfectly imperfect look in your new home? Exposed brick, pipes, and beams are hallmarks of this popular design style but they can feel cold unless they’re properly balanced. Knowing how to create that balance is where a design build team can help. We can help you design your new home to have the perfect balance between industrial and comfortable.

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Design Guide: Embracing Form & Function of Mid Century Modern

So you’ve got your heart set on a mid century modern remodel? Maybe you have a mid century split level home, or perhaps you have a few pieces of furniture or art you find inspiring. No matter what your influences are, we are here to give you a guide to mid century modern design. We will talk about some of the critical features of mid century modern design and let you know how Factor Design Build can help with a remodel to create the mid century modern home of your dreams.

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The Benefits of Adding a Mudroom to Your Home

A mudroom isn’t the most glamorous space in your home, but if you’re looking to remodel to add functionality for you and your family, the designers at Factor can customize a mudroom that suits your unique needs. Just because it’s not glamorous doesn’t mean it can’t be beautiful; plus, knowing you have a dedicated space to store items, care for your pets, and prepare to leave the house without forgetting anything offers peace of mind.

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Create Style and Beauty in Any Space With the Addition of a Fireplace

Adding a fireplace to your home adds warmth and coziness to your home and outdoor spaces. Especially in cold Colorado winters, a fireplace adds style and interest to any space, while the energy efficient warmth of a gas or wood-burning fireplace gives the whole family something to gather around and enjoy a nice night in.

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Finding Design Inspiration to Start Your Remodel Off Right

The time has come where you’ve realized parts of your home are no longer functioning well for your growing family, you don’t enjoy the look of certain rooms anymore, or you have bought a new house. Styles and preferences change after all and there are things you want to do right away to have your home more accurately reflect you and your personal style. You spend a lot of time in your home, and you should really love each and every room.

If you’ve come to the decision to remodel your home, follow these tips that include the best places to find inspiration and get your home remodel project started. Read more

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7 Reasons to Hire an Interior Designer

Setting foot in a professionally designed room, you see and truly feel the difference. Your space tells a story, flows with style, and inspires emotional reactions from all everyone who enters. An investment in an interior designer is an investment in your own happiness, quality of life, and peace of mind. Want to make your house feel more like a home? Consider these benefits of hiring an interior designer.  Meet our in-house designer, Jenny Murphy.  

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Making the Most of Your Home’s Space

How to Optimize your Home’s Floor Plan for Maximum Living Space

Homeowners have a variety of choices when it comes to altering the interior of their homes or investing in a full-on addition. Before making the decision to increase your home’s footprint, consider how you’re already using your space. Adding on to your house is a big undertaking that could offer you major benefits in the long run but there are incremental changes you might be able to make in the meantime.

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