Homes Designed with a Pocket Office
If you're looking for house plans with space to get personal and professional work done - such as a study or home office - a pocket office home plan may offer the ideal amount of space for your needs.
While many 2014 homes are incorporating a full size home office - typically ranging in size from a 10'x10' to 14'x14' room - we're also seeing more requests for a pocket office plan.
How big is a pocket office? Pocket office dimensions are typically about half the size of a full office, typically ranging from a small built in desk area to a 6'x6' room. Generally, at least one dimension of a pocket office is less than 6 feet.
Get an idea of the different sizes, shapes, and locations of new home pocket offices, in the floor plan examples below.
Pocket Office Home Plan #1: The Lakeside
The Lakeside is a Frank Betz Associates, Inc. first floor master house plan with first floor pocket office placement.
In this home, the pocket office shares a space with the kitchen pantry. In this home, you're likely to use the pocket office for household affairs - paying bills, budgeting, and coordinating schedules and calendars.
A "tech loft" is incorporated on the second floor of the Lakeside, designed for more spread out computer set-up and use. This space is ideal for work-at-home needs or as a gaming space.
Pocket Office Home Plan #2: The McKinley
The McKinely is a Frank Betz Associates, Inc house plan at 2,867 Sq Ft with four bedrooms and three and a half baths.
A pocket office is labeled on this first floor plan, beside the laundry room. A wrap around desk and one wall of upper cabinets maximize the use of this tucked-in space.
This layout places the pocket office out of sight from all living areas - perfect for hiding clutter without a doored entrance.
Pocket Office Home Plan #3: The Skylar
The Skylar is an Alan Mascord house plan with built in pocket office - in the form of a small desk cut-out off the kitchen.
Most home plans with a pocket office show some combination of built ins, such as a desk, bookcase, or cabinetry. These built ins make use of the pocket office easy - eliminating the need to find a specialty size desk or storage unit to fit the unique spaces.
This pocket office is open to the kitchen, with a window to the courtyard patio.
Pocket Office Home Plan #4: The Timber Ridge
The Timber Ridge is a 2,456 Sq Ft house plan copyright Max Fulbright Designs. It has three bedrooms and two and a half baths.
In the Timber Ridge, the pocket office is labeled as "Comp." which indicates a computer room.
This pocket office has more space, and privacy, with a standard size door.
Pocket Office Home Plan #5: The Ladner
The Ladner, a 4,490 Sq Ft Alan Mascord design, offers a second floor pocket office in the form of a built in computer desk located just off the second story loft.
This space offers a large desktop work space, with upper cabinets for storage. A secondary staircase offers easy access from the games room below.
Pocket Office Home Plan #6: The Collinwood
The Collinwood, a Frank Betz Associates, Inc. house plan, offers 4,464 Sq Ft of heating living space with five bedrooms and four and a half baths.
In this house plan, a pocket office is located in the hallway between the laundry room and kitchen.
A desk, lower cabinets, and upper cabinets make great use of this space - maximizing the utility of a hallway.
Pocket Office Home Plan #7: The Amberg
The Amberg is an Alan Mascord house plan with 3,489 Sq Ft, three bedrooms, three and a half baths.
While this house plan shows a larger pocket office, it is designed as one of the smaller rooms within the home at roughtly 12'x8'. Similar to most pocket offices, a built in desk and cabinets line one wall. An extra storage room prevents wasted space inside the office.
Pocket Office Home Plan #8: The Country Manor
In this version of the Country Manor, a Stanton Homes house plan, the exercise room was converted into a large pocket office.
The door to the master bedroom was removed, and the pocket office was designed with a no-door opening to the main living room.
More house plans with a built in desk area or mini office space:
The Chamborde offers a second story built in desk with cabinets above and below.
The Lake Buton Lodge offers a second floor "Study Loft" with built in corner desk. The desk is completely open to the loft, for those who love open work space.
The Blueridge House is another example of a house plan with "Study Loft" that can accommodate work from home needs.
The Wynter Park features a built in kitchen desk, another alternative to minimizing the space of your home office.
The Garnell offers a full sized crafts room, in addition to a full sized home office - a modern his and her design.
The Hallsville includes a second story "Hobby Room" which can easily serve as a home office. In this house plan, the Hobby Room uses up otherwise awkward space in the bonus room, so you do not need to give up prime first floor square footage in order to get an office.