12 Workspace Design Ideas For The Whole Family

By Toll Brothers 3 minute read

Last updated on May 16th, 2024

In a world where remote work and personal pursuits often converge in one living space, creating a comfortable and dynamic home workspace can enhance both your productivity and the enjoyment of your new home. Whether you want a home office, an area for crafting or other hobbies, or a space where the kids can complete schoolwork, Toll Brothers has various home workspace design ideas to explore in our incredible model homes. 


Embrace Natural Light for Versatile Family Workspaces

Modern flex room with family workstation and blue and white shiplap walls
Silver Star by Toll Brothers in Nampa, ID


This airy flex room is filled with sunlight from a generously sized window. A built-in workstation is the perfect place to complete tasks on a laptop, jot down to-do lists, or spread out documents. A white shiplap accent wall with a blue stripe, metal sconces, and light wood floors complete this breezy, coastal workspace.

A family office ideas and inspiration for an office with a gorgeous backyard view
Sterling Grove by Toll Brothers in Surprise, AZ


This elegant home office is bathed in stunning natural light from a spectacular indoor-outdoor space separated by beautiful glass multi-slide doors. A palette of neutral browns contrasted with black and cream accents create a sophisticated space for working at home or relaxing. 


Add Functionality to Your Home Workspace

Modern family workstation with three shared family work areas featuring with couches, a white boards, and desks
Westcliffe at Porter Ranch – Skyline Collection by Toll Brothers in Porter Ranch, CA


Whiteboards offer a versatile tool for visual and hands-on learners and can foster excitement and collaboration. Install a whiteboard in your home workspace to help demonstrate math problems, brainstorm new ideas, keep track of schedules, or enjoy games like Pictionary. This loft space was transformed into a multi-functional area for learning, creating, and lounging, with three separate areas for work and play.

Multi-desk layout for a shared workstation for children featuring chalkboards couches and desks
Grand Reserve by Toll Brothers in Roswell, GA


Chalkboards don’t have to be boring; a fun shape is perfect for displaying a busy family’s schedule and doubles as décor. Abstract shapes and art are a wonderful backdrop for three separate desks complete with task lighting, ergonomic chairs, and storage. A comfortable couch, a small seating area, and a variety of smart storage round out this exceptional family workspace.   


Harmonious Shared Workspace Ideas 

Shared home office layout with dual desks and chevron wallpaper
Regent Oaks at Freehold by Toll Brothers in Freehold, NJ


This lovely office utilizes wall space to create a contemporary two-person office layout. Open wood shelving is a great way to display artwork and décor while matching built-in cabinets keep clutter organized and out of sight. A graphic rug perfectly complements the patterned wallpaper, creating an airy shared space for work or hobbies.

Childrens shared workspace with chalkboard decor and multiple book shelves
Mt. Prospect – The Windmill Collection by Toll Brothers in North Potomac, MD


This clever loft workspace combines elegance and whimsy. A spacious desk in a “T” shape allows for plentiful surface space and seating for four. Built-in cabinets and shelving keep the area tidy while maintaining a modern look. 


Maximizing Niche Home Workspaces

Small at home workspace with whiteboards and lower cabinet storage
Toll Brothers at Hosford Farms – Vista Collection in Portland, OR


Unused spaces, closets, and quiet nooks can quickly become productive workspaces with the proper layout and storage. This chic workspace utilizes a narrow counter atop white cabinets and is accented by large abstract art, a comfortable chair, and a vibrant throw. Functional whiteboards affixed to the wall make it easy to stay organized.

Small family workstation with bulletin boards and wall paneling
Shores at RiverTown by Toll Brothers in St. Johns, FL


This charming workspace keeps inspiration close at hand with framed bulletin boards. Framed art above the desk area and stunning decorative paneling draw the eye up, creating a space perfect for floating ideas or finishing tasks.


Bold Accent Ideas for Home Workspaces

Bold Wooden Slat Accent in luxurious home office workspace
Regency at Caramella Ranch by Toll Brothers in Reno, NV


This handsome home office features unique wood accents bursting with personality. Beautiful warm wood paneling cascades down the walls into a floating desk, while matching shelves serve as functional storage.­­

Modern family office with brown shelving and bold artwork
Aliso Creek by Toll Brothers in Star, ID


A pair of large black and white abstract paintings bring art and movement into this thoughtfully designed neutral office. Built-in shelving creates the perfect place to display additional art pieces, and cabinets help keep the space orderly.


Layout Ideas for Family Workspaces

Shared desks in a children's workspace with extra seating
Stonebrook at Upper Merion – Townes Collection by Toll Brothers in King of Prussia, PA


This “L” shaped desk layout creates plenty of space for laptops, textbooks, and art projects. Creating a table surface that follows the shape of the room helps maximize functionality and openness while freeing up space for other seating options, such as this adorable table and chair set.

Two person office layout idea featuring blue art and modern seating
Shores at RiverTown by Toll Brothers in St. Johns, FL


Splashes of blue make this workspace pop, but the real star is the unique workstation. Two white desks are set against a lovely shiplap accent wall with a window, and a perfectly positioned wood table offers even more seating and space for a variety of activities.

For more workspace design ideas and other at-home productivity tips, visit the Life in Your Home category on our blog.

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    1. Ginger Boone says:

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