Home Offices

Home Office Design from InHouse Design Studio

Home Office Designer“Home offices differ from traditional offices — they are scaled-down, softer, “friendlier” and need to feel more like a part of your home. People want their personal work spaces to house all their equipment yet be as nice as the other rooms in their homes. That is where my expertise comes into play.” – Mark Dutka

Every home office designed by Mark Dutka is exquisitely crafted with the lifestyle, work style and tastes of its occupants in mind. Whether you are a dual career couple needing close proximity for ease of collaboration yet enough personal space for your technological devices, an owner of a small home wanting to combine a home office with a guest bedroom, or an executive desiring an up-to-date home office/entertainment room, Mark Dutka can design an environment to match your needs and taste.

Mark Dutka‘s home offices feature rich natural materials, such as oak, cherry, walnut, mahogany or exotic veneers. Ergonomics is always key, including: the right lighting, desk height and placement of printers and other equipment for ease of access. Cabinetry and furniture are completely customized to make the best use of available space while allowing for both wire management and changing technology.

We invite you to view these examples of Mark Dutka’s exquisite home office designs:

Contact Us

If you would like more information about Mark Dutka’s custom home office design services, please contact InHouse Design Studio at: (415) 824-9266 (San Francisco Studio) or (707) 785-1928 (Sea Ranch Studio).

 

Contemporary Storage/Home Office Wall of Cabinets

The Space: A wall across from the kitchen in a new, open-plan condo in San Francisco. The wall is in a narrow area which provides access to the rear of the home where the dining and living spaces (as well as to two secondary bedrooms, a bathroom and laundry area) are found.

The Need: The clients wanted InHouse to design a contemporary storage/home office wall of cabinets with one cabinet specifically devoted to a computer station. The solution had to be clean, contemporary and integrate natural walnut.  The design could not intrude  (visually or practically) into this narrow space which is both part of the kitchen and a “pathway” to the rear of the unit.

 

 

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Before

The Solution: A new wall of cabinetry, painted to match the rest of the condo, provides a distinguished yet almost invisible solution.  Prominently centered amidst the white cabinets is a walnut bookcase with three drawers. The tall cabinet on the extreme right houses the computer station and was designed to house a monitor, a pullout keyboard shelf, and one adjustable shelf. To maintain the desired clean appearance all hardware was hidden. This contemporary Storage/Home Office Wall is framed in walnut, making it look like the cabinets are “wrapped in a walnut box”. The adjacent walnut wall in the living room adds color, warmth, and personality by helping set this space apart from the rest of the condo. The design is simple, functional yet dramatic. The new cabinets compliment the nearby kitchen cabinets and dignify the transition from the front of the front of the condo to the rear.

New Wall of Cabinets as seen from living room

Photo H-78: New Wall of Cabinets as seen from living room

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Photo H-79: New Wall of Cabinets as seen from entry

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Photo H-80: Computer Work Station