Can I Convert a Bedroom Into an Office?

With the workplace landscape’s evolution significantly thrown forward by the pandemic, more and more knowledge workers are opting to work from home. Because of this, many homeowners are adding on to their homes, converting garages, and closing in lofts — if they’re not buying a new house to suit their needs. 

The short answer is, yes, you can convert a bedroom into an office. There are a few things to consider, however. The bedroom you shouldn’t use as an office isn’t the one you sleep in. This is a big mistake as it affects your sleep hygiene, mental health, and can cause issues with your partner. And you’ll want your home office to fit in with the overall decor of your home. That’s one of the main benefits of working from home — to create a space you feel at peace.

“Home office furniture should complement other rooms in your house instead of screaming ‘soulless cubicle.’” HGTV

What Are Considerations for Choosing A Bedroom to Convert?

Jack and Jill bedrooms have come back in fashion and, with the bathroom between them, one of those bedrooms as an office could be an issue. You won’t want someone showering or flushing the toilet (so much no) while you’re on a client call or Zoom meeting with your team. If, however, the other bedroom is a guest bedroom, that could definitely work (until your adult son moves back in and then you need to have a conversation — but that’s another blog post).

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When is a Good Time for a Kitchen Remodel?

A lot of customers ask, “When is a good time for a kitchen remodel?” Of course, that answer depends on a number of factors. Will you be living in the home? Are you frequently entertaining guests? Where do you spend the holidays?

This is why we approach every kitchen remodel as a unique project. With that said, the best time for a kitchen remodel may actually be the spring and summer seasons. The time a remodel takes depends, of course, on the availability of your cabinets, surfaces, and appliance choices as well.

How Long Does a Kitchen Remodel Take?

On average a major kitchen remodel takes 12-20 weeks. Of course, this can vary depending upon your square footage. Cosmetic changes involving fewer subcontractors can be done in 3-5 weeks. How quickly the remodel takes depends upon your tolerance for disruption as well as your self-awareness of your actual budget. Don’t forget, every design change adds time to the project schedule. 

“Kitchen remodels are unique because they require a lot of moving parts and coordination of electricians, plumbers and other subcontractors, some of whom must wait for the work of others to be completed (for example, cabinets before your sink) before they can proceed.” HGTV

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Top 5 Cutting Board Designs of 2015

As we enter another year of this Creative Woodworking adventure, let’s take a look back at our top 5 cutting board designs of 2015. Feedback from our supporters, clients, friends and of course sales have determined these designs are big time keepers!

5. Simple RectangleSapele-Maple-Cutting-Board

This design is available in small, medium, large sizes and has proven to be a good choice. Sometimes keeping it simple is all you need to do! We always try to have a few of these on hand, simply pretty and fun in all the wood species.

4. End Grain Squareend-grain-square-maple-walnut-pumpkin

Our end grain designs are stunning (if I do say so myself), the walnut and maple combo creates the most intense contrast, which seems to be preferred. This square has a unique design detail. Do you see it? Bud has “framed” it by cutting the edge pieces in half. All the same size little squares would have been fine, but, this is better. Great idea, everyone loves it.

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