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The Cloffice

Any other Dunder Mifflin fans out there? If so, let’s play some flonkerton later, visit Schrute Farms and chat about all things office.  Let’s meet in the conference room in five……

There are many names for the reimagined essential home office: zoom room, pocket office and my fave new term “cloffice.”

 Are you accommodating this macro-trend in your models or units? Whether your customers are renting or buying they need a dedicated space to work from home. Or if there are school aged children in the home this can be a virtual classroom as well.

 A few things to keep in mind are that it doesn’t have to be in a spare room. Great if you have the space then problem solved! However, you can retro closets, alcoves, or storage rooms to achieve the cloffice (closet + office.)

Things to consider in there: a petite desk work surface, a lamp, shelving for storage and a cozy chair. I would add as a flooring professional that the quietest surface to use underfoot is carpet. It absorbs sound with the best IIC rating in independent testing. It’s softer and cozier underfoot. It has a great insulation R Value too. And in today’s styles, colors and patterns you can’t go wrong.  

 If the space already has hard surface down you have options too. Throw down a bound area rug or look for new peel and stick soft surface planks to create your own rug. I have this in my own cloffice and love the feel on my toes.



(Side note ~ my office was our basement storage. That’s a really nice way to put it. It was our junk/catch-all room. You know the one. The one you never show guests. We couldn’t even shut the door there was so much stuff in there. Well we cleaned it out over a year ago. We transformed it into my cute little enjoyable pocket office. I love it. We floated some EVP 12x24 plank “carrara tiles” over the existing old ugly ones. I added a few personal touches. Rearranged and borrowed furniture from other rooms, got a FB market place desk and the hubs gave it a fresh coat of paint. I added canvas black and white shots of my loved ones, pops of blush/bashful ie pink pops of color + some design on a dime clearance items and voila.) Designer approved zoom room ready to go. Before and after of the floors:


Have you done this in your own space? Have you tried it in your models or units? It is NOT a budget buster but adds so much value. Let us know how you’ve achieved this below in the comments. What’s a must have in your office? 

What is your favorite episode? (Mine is Café Disco 💃🏻)




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