Long before the coronavirus and subsequent lockdowns drove millions of Americans indoors to work and learn from home, architects, builders and developers had begun seeing a rise in interest in the home office. For more than a decade now, premier eastern Pennsylvania custom home builder Rotelle Studio(e) has witnessed this interest and resurgent trend and answered the call from homebuyers to create interior environments to meet their workaday needs.

By no means is working remotely a new social phenomenon that sprung up out of necessity in the last six months during the pandemic. Ever since the advent of personal computers and internet technology in the latter part of the 20th century, a growing number of people have moved from the office building to the home office, carving out spaces in their homes from spare bedrooms, closets, lofts, landings, and nooks.

With more than 30 years in the residential construction industry, Rotelle Studio(e) and its parent Rotelle Development Company, has been a leader in developing and incorporating design concepts that accommodate the work-from-home/learn-from-home shifting needs of its clients looking to build their custom dream home.

“Although we don’t anticipate the current widespread need for the home office to be permanent, our experience tells us that more people want spaces and features in their homes where they can work and study when and if necessary,” said Rotelle Chief Operating Officer Anthony Holowsko. “Over the last five years alone, we have been working closely with clients to build or convert numerous lofts, close off foyers, and create workrooms and study lounges for either full-time or part-time use. The sky’s the limit in terms of what we can do.”

Although we don’t anticipate the current widespread need for the home office to be permanent, our experience tells us that more people want spaces and features in their homes where they can work and study when and if necessary,” said Rotelle Chief Operating Officer Anthony Holowsko. “Over the last five years alone, we have been working closely with clients to build or convert numerous lofts, close off foyers, and create workrooms and study lounges for either full-time or part-time use. The sky’s the limit in terms of what we can do.”

Working from home, whether within a busy household or not, can pose various challenges, from noise pollution to high foot traffic. For many, separating living and working spaces is essential, while others are looking for more open and adaptable spaces to meet changing needs over time.

Depending on what the homeowner is looking for, Rotelle offers its clients several different packages and can create a work/learn environment for as little as $1000 for a small nook space to up to $10,000-plus for a full-on suite that could include sound proofing, lighting systems, hi-tech upgrades like intercom systems, ring or nest doorbells, and even a DND (Do Not Disturb) indicator light to ward off any distractions while on a phone or Zoom call.

“Through our patented business model and years of expertise in custom home building, we have the ability to sit down with a client and guide them carefully through every aspect of designing and building their home,” said Holowsko. “Incorporating working-from-home and study features into the design is increasingly part of that process.”

Rotelle’s custom home building business model simplifies the complexity of building a highly personalized home by making the process accessible, affordable and enjoyable for buyers at a variety of price points.

Homebuyers interested in learning more about Rotelle’s home office packages, can call 610-422-1000, or visit rotelle.com to schedule an appointment to meet with one of Rotelle’s custom home design experts.

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