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Home offices to love

Times are changing, and we’re finding ourselves spending more time at home and for some of us that means working or studying from the comfort of our home. What hasn’t changed is that we love creating great contemporary spaces that increase usability and liveability for a range of families to live and grow within.

We understand that a working space must strike the perfect balance between comfort and productivity. That’s why Kinsman Home Offices create the perfect environment for easy, comfortable, modern living. The range provides a variety of Home Office solutions that are both stylish and functional, for a life that’s beautifully organised.

Need inspiration? Explore some of the many Home Office styles we offer below, to find your perfect working space.

Sophisticated Luxury

Sophisticated Luxury

Oozing sophistication and glamour, this Home Office style balances good looks with practicality. The space features open shelving, ideal for storing work or study essentials and decorative ornaments. The Caesarstone top in Empira White elevates the glamour while providing a quiet, calming space to work or study.

Jasmin and Luke designed a media room with a functional home office.

Palm Springs Chic

Recreate the undeniable glamour of a Palm Springs home in your Home Office with this playful, chic look. The Somersby Classic White Matt cabinetry paired with a Supa Ultra White desktop creates an airy, relaxing environment for you to work from. The addition of gold handles adds a sense of luxury to the space. 

Modern Classic

Create the Home Office of your dream with this modern twist on the classic country look. The soft, natural elements found in this space establishes a sense of soft luxury, allowing you to be both comfortable and productive. The brass handles adds the perfect finishing touch to create a stylish yet functional home office space.

Indulgent Glamour

Indulgent Glamour

Evoke glamour to your Home Office with a dark and indulgent palette. This clean and well-presented space blends style and functionality perfectly with its ample storage and rich cabinetry. A designated working space like this means you can maximise your productivity during day and switch off at night.

Frequently Asked Questions

We are often asked a range of questions about how to bring the perfect home office and/or study to reality. See below to reveal our answers to your most frequently asked questions.

How do I design a home office layout?2021-02-11T17:52:14+11:00

It all depends on the space you’re working with. Whether you’re planning to have a dedicated room for an office, study zone or integrated study nook into your Kinsman Wardrobe or Kitchen, our experienced designers will work with you to create the perfect Home Office that meets all your needs. You can book an in-home appointment or one of our virtual consults where your designer will video-call you to help you get your Home Office journey started!

How do I organise a home office?2021-02-11T17:50:40+11:00

We have a range of storage solutions to make your home office space work smarter and harder. A combination of shallow and deep draws and overhead shelving are useful when it comes to filing documents, storing books and office accessories. We offer stationary, keyboard and mouse trays which keep your workspace tidy when it’s not in use while cable outlets and power outlets keep your tech in check! Explore the full range with one of our expert designers at your free design appointment.

 

How do I make my home office look professional?2021-02-11T17:48:42+11:00

With ample cabinetry and benchtop combos to choose from, whether you prefer our Textured Fusion urban style or bright and warm Cali Cool style, there are many ways to ensure that your working area is looking sleek and stylish while serving you well, functionally. Let’s start with storage – a must-have when it comes to filing documents, books and office accessories. Consider minimalist styling for your work space; objects such as a potted plants, small vases and baskets are some ideas for keeping your work zone looking fresh while providing a functional purpose too. Last but not least, the importance of lighting is often overlooked, a well-planned lighting scheme will improve your productivity in your work space. Depending on your home office layout, LED downlights or Strip LED lighting within the cabinetry or a combination of both, are great options to make your work space shine.

What does a home office need?2021-02-11T17:47:19+11:00

Our top 3 must-haves in your home office are:

1. Ample storage. Smart storage is king! We love to use a combination of solutions such as drawers, cupboards and open shelving to ensure you have everything where you need it.
2. Tactile surfaces. Beautiful and stylish finishes and textures for your Kinsman doors and desktops aids creativity and ensures that your home office is a place you love spending lots of time in.
3. A functional & practical layout: It’s the small details that can make or break the functionality of a home office. Give careful consideration to details such as the placement of power points, cable access, internet modems, lighting and office equipment such as printers.

How do you make a home office in a small space?2021-02-11T17:38:58+11:00

If space is tight, then its best to create a simple desk area where you can use a laptop, which means that your desktop should be no less than 450mm deep with 300mm leg room/depth underneath. A great option is for a desk area to be added to your new Hinged Kinsman Wardrobe or Kitchen, a benchtop flowing from your cabinetry to form a desk. You can also look to create an office/study zone in an existing nook of your home, such as guest bedroom, lounge room – you can even add a stylish slimline desktop in your hallway!

 

Where should I put my home office?2021-02-11T17:37:14+11:00

Most of our joinery is suitable for built-in solutions, between wardrobes/nib walls, or built around your room dimensions. However you can also opt for a freestanding office desk, centred to the room with space to walk around (for this layout you will need to be conscious about factors such as power access).

 

What is a good size for a Home Office?2021-01-13T13:50:50+11:00

This really depends on a number of factors. Considerations such as how many people will work in the space, whether multiple desks are required, what needs to be stored in the space, will there be large office equipment such as printers that will need to be accommodated in the room, will all affect the space needed.

Ultimately, the answer is that we will create a Home Office or Study Zone that is both comfortable and functional with sufficient storage within the space you have available.

How do I set up a Home Office?2021-01-13T13:50:56+11:00

Planning, Planning, Planning! Make sure to design around all your office needs, allocating space for any equipment such as printers, as well as all-important storage. Our experienced designers will work with you to create the perfect Home Office that meets all your needs! You can book an in-home appointment or one of our Virtual consults where your designer will video-call you to help you get your Home Office journey started!

How much space do I need for a Home Office?2021-01-13T13:51:03+11:00

As above this will very much depends on how you plan on using the space and what your exact requirements are.

If you’re simply looking for somewhere handy to sit at your laptop a 600mm deep space with open shelving works really well, however, if you need more storage have a few screens and/or have equipment such as printers and the like then you will require a larger space (with smart storage solutions of course).

Where should a desk go in a Home Office?2021-01-13T13:51:09+11:00

Most of our joinery is suitable for built-in solutions, between wardrobes / nib walls, or built around your room dimensions. However you can also opt for a freestanding office desk, centred to the room with space to walk around (for this layout you will need to be conscious about factors such as power access).

Most of our joinery allows for your Kinsman wardrobe design to flow effortlessly into a study nook or home office space.

What is the minimum size for a desk?2021-01-13T13:51:16+11:00

If space is tight, then its best to create a simple desk area where you can use a laptop, which means that your desktop should be no less than 450mm deep with 300mm leg room/depth underneath.

What height should a desk be at?2021-01-13T13:51:22+11:00

Typically the height of a desk should be around 720-750mm for a comfortable place to work.

How do you create a stylish & functional Home Office in a small space?2021-01-13T13:51:27+11:00

Short on space? Don’t worry! There are still plenty of great options to create your perfect Kinsman Home Office. Our designers will look to create a Home Office that utilises all the space that you have available to you in a smart and stylish way!

A great option is for a desk area to be added to your new Hinged Kinsman Wardrobe or as flowing joinery such as a benchtop from your robe to form a desk. You can also look to create an office/study zone in an existing part of your home, such as guest bedroom, lounge room – you can even add a stylish slimline desktop in your hallway!

What are 3 essentials for a functional Home Office?2021-01-13T13:51:33+11:00

Our top 3 essentials are:
1. Ample storage. Smart storage is king! We love to use a combination of solutions such as drawers, cupboards and open shelving to ensure you have everything where you need it.
2. Tactile surfaces. Beautiful and stylish finishes and textures for your Kinsman doors and desktops aids creativity and ensures that your home office is a place you love spending lots of time in.
3. A functional & practical layout: It’s the small details that can make or break the functionality of a home office. Give careful consideration to details such as the placement of power points.

What is something that is sometimes overlooked when designing a Home Office?2021-01-13T13:51:38+11:00

It can be easy to overlook small details that are actually very important in the functionality of your home office/study. Our designers will work with you to work out best placement of essentials such as power points, cable access, as well as space for printers and internet modems.

Is lighting important in a Home Office?2021-01-13T13:51:46+11:00

Yes! A well-planned lighting scheme will improve your productivity in your work space. Depending on your home office layout, LED downlights or Strip LED lighting within the cabinetry or a combination of both, are great options.

What are some popular colour palettes to incorporate into your new Home Office?2021-01-13T13:51:58+11:00

Similar to kitchen trends, some popular Home Office colour palettes we are seeing at the moment celebrate the Hamptons, Modern and Scandi styles. We love to mirror or complement the existing cabinetry and tops that you already have in your home so as to create a cohesive look.

If you love a Hamptons style then a classic combination of Somersby Shaker-profile doors matched with a marble-look desktop works a treat. Alternatively if a modern and moody palette is more to your taste, you might like to consider darker-toned doors, integrated handles and a cool concrete or matte black desktop. There are plenty of options to pick from in the Kinsman range!

Looking for more inspiration? Explore our Home Office gallery!

Create a Kinsman Home Office for you to love working from. Simply book an in-store, in-home or virtual design appointment today!