ORG Home Office
How about some respect for your home office?
It’s the second most used area in the house – right after the kitchen – but is oddly reminiscent of your college dorm room. It’s a hub of household activity – home management tasks, kids’ school stuff, take-home work from your day job – all stored and filed in those ugly cardboard boxes. It’s wired – high speed Internet, a snappy new computer, a color printer – along with a nest of wiring all in a mess at your feet. The rest of your house looks great but your home office looks, well, neglected. Isn’t it time to do something about it?
Home offices are no longer an after thought, not with an estimated 50 million of them in the United States today. So why do they present such problems? For many reasons actually – furnishing home offices up until just recently has been a low priority for many consumers. Plus their choices are limited to either pricey designer brands that are beyond most homeowners’ budgets or pieces and parts from a variety of office supply or “big box” stores, or from catalogues. However, none of these options handle technology needs very well, plus they’re not customized to consumers’ specific needs and space. Another reason is that the designers who did such a great job with commercial offices never tackled home offices, until now that is, according to Randy Tallman, Director of Marketing and Product Management for ORG Home Organization.
“Trying to jerry-rig furniture and storage products, that come from a variety of sources, to fit your home office just doesn’t work,” says Tallman. “The room dimensions are different as are the scale and often the function of the items you’re trying to fit in.” But ORG Home Organization has a solution Tallman says – office furniture plus storage and organizational products developed by professionals who spent decades designing commercial offices and furniture.
Knowing it wasn’t just a matter of making slight adjustments to existing office furniture options and storage units, ORG Home designers spent months researching home offices – whether they were spacious or tiny; a separate room or a corner of the kitchen. They studied how individuals used their office space and what problems they encountered.
According to Peachtree Consulting Group, a firm that specializes in researching the storage and organization industry, the vast majority of home offices come equipped with a computer, which means they also have the birds’ nest of wiring to contend with as well – a vexing and universal problem the ORG Home designers encountered in their research. ORG Home also looked at whether the office was shared by several family members or used primarily by just one individual. Sharing office space means accommodating different work styles and storage needs as well as configuration and display preferences.
Using this information along with what they already knew about well-designed, functional and beautiful office furniture plus storage and organization items, ORG Home has designed an array of products that offer solutions to everything a homeowner would need in a home office.
The key in making these solutions fit into a specific consumer’s home office is the ORG Home dealer, who will provide a complimentary design consultation. As part of that initial consultation, the ORG Home dealer assesses the homeowner’s needs by first looking at how the space is used and any organization challenges that may exist. Then, by asking key questions – such as how many will be using the space and if the space will also be used for other functions such as a craft room, game room, or bedroom – the dealer will gain insights to help design a solution that best addresses the homeowner’s needs. During that same visit, the dealer will also provide a custom design of the space along with a 3-D rendering of how the space will look with the desk, storage units and other ORG Home solutions installed. The result is a completely customized solution that answers the homeowner’s space, storage and design needs. Once the customer approves the design, installation can begin within a few days and will take one to three days to complete.
ORG Home offers a full line of handsome and flexible home office solutions and provides the customer with the option of an office that offers both wall-mounted or floor supported components. Flexible wiring options also make it possible to configure your desk to be facing outward or toward a wall. Best of all, an ORG Home-designed home office will blend with the features and décor of the rest of the home – fitting in with the homeowner’s architecture and style preferences.
ORG Home office furniture, storage and organizational products are custom-designed, installed by an authorized ORG Home dealer, and easy to schedule. Homeowners can call the nearest ORG Home dealer and arrange for a complimentary design consultation.
The goal of home organization, according to Tallman, is to make daily life more enjoyable and less stressful. “Tackling the home office is one way to achieve that,” says Tallman. “The home office has become ubiquitous but the furniture and storage products that are needed haven’t kept pace with the demand.” What ORG Home provides, says Tallman, is a way to transform the home office into a space that fits in with the rest of the house yet can accommodate the variety of activities that happen there.
Since 1987, ORG Home has provided quality solutions for any home organization challenge. ORG Home products maximize storage and save space in a homeowner’s closet, kitchen, garage, laundry room or home office. The benefits are unique and far-reaching. ORG Home products help customers simplify their lives and give them more time to enjoy life’s pleasures. ORG Home organizational products are marketed through a nationwide network of authorized dealers who provide design services, organization advice and professional installation.
You Can Reorganize Your Home Office and Here’s How:
- Be realistic about who uses the office and for what. You may wish the space were just for you and your projects, but remember your kids use it for school work and it sometimes doubles as a guest bedroom. Plan accordingly.
- Remember that all the space – every nook and cranny, all the walls, floor space and corners – can be used.
- Don’t forget that all those nifty, new office machines you just purchased – the computer, color printer, and scanner – have to be plugged in and need a power source. And don’t skimp on lighting – much of your work probably occurs well past sunset.
- You did decide that it was time to spiff up your home office, so don’t forget the details – like neat accessories that make the most of limited space.
- How about work style? Will you want to devote one area for items that you use frequently and need ready access to? Chances are you’ll also want archival space – somewhere to file product warranties, old tax returns, and trip folders.
- Are you a “stacker” or a “filer”? Each requires slightly different items to neatly accommodate your style. Same thinking applies to whether you are a “pack rat” or a “tosser”. Figure out if you’ll need more storage units because you save everything or less because you don’t.
- Finally, how much space do you want to devote for display? Whether it’s family photos, travel memorabilia or inspirational items, it’s best to plan on a specific place devoted just for those special items.