Most home offices are extra bedrooms that are converted into a workspace. But for the first time, one of the biggest residential construction companies in the U.S., KB Home (KBH), will offer dedicated home office construction, the company announced Wednesday morning.
KB Home joins a slew of smaller architects and builders that are custom designing spaces for work-from-home trends. Los Angeles-based architecture firm HKS, Chicago-based design firm Gensler and French-Moroccan architectural design practice Studio Belem are among the firms that have adapted, according to reports.
“The work from home phenomenon was already growing, but COVID accelerated it — and some companies have announced that certain employees can work from home permanently. It changes the dynamic of having to trod into the office every day,” said KB Home CEO Jeff Mezger, adding that the custom-home builder began working on the KB Home Office package in April.