Furnish Your Home Office: Making a Meeting Space for Clients

Home office spaces are on the rise across the country. While some entrepreneurs decide on having a workspace out of the home, others see a home office as a way to save on costs while still being available to do things for the family throughout the day. Typical home office furnishings usually include an office desk and chair so you can sit in front of the computer and take phone calls. There may also be a wall unit or bookcase to hold folders, books, and binders used in your business operations.

Yet what about having furniture for clients? You may operate a business where clients occasionally meet to discuss projects. You may also want a meeting place for business partners to discuss certain promotional events or product lines. Consider pub tables and stools as a convenient way to add seating in a home office.

Pub Tables as Work Surfaces

When you are considering furniture pieces to add more surface space to fill out documents and go over brochures, a regular table may not be appropriate for a home office that doesn’t have its own designated space. A regular table in a home office that is part of a living room, dining room or kitchen can eat up space and limit walking room by changing the floor plan.

Instead, consider a pub table as a great work surface. A pub table has a higher profile and usually comes in a more rounded shape. It offers enough room for two people to work without being too large, unlike a regular table where a person has to lean over to reach across the table to pass books, documents, and files. In addition, when the pub table isn’t in use, it can act as a simple bookcase to hold binders, potted plants, magazines, or knickknacks. The table is also small enough to be tucked into a corner and out of the way when not in use.

Stools to Provide Extra Seating

When providing seating for clients and partners, sofas aren’t always the best choice in a home office environment. Some clients have problems getting off of deep-seated sofas as they have to sit on the edge of the cushion to sign paperwork at low coffee tables or get up to go over documents at higher desks. If you are placing a pub table into the home office space, consider completing the look with stools that are the right size for the table.

The pub stools are designed with a higher seat so a person simply steps up into it. You could go with a backless stool, a stool with a back for added comfort, or even one that swivels if you plan to turn in the seat to gain access to books or papers on nearby shelves. A stool can also make it easier for people to slip out of the seat versus trying to get up off a deep couch. The stools can also be used in other areas of the house when the home office is not in use, such as at kitchen islands or wet bars.

Pick the right furnishings that work well with the size and floor plan of your home office. Pub tables and stools won’t take up much space in a home office while they can also be used in other areas of the home. Check out our selection of pub tables, stools, and tables on our website, we are confident you will find something to work in your home office.