So many of us are newly working from home and will be for the foreseeable future. We have some top tips for creating a designated + desirable workspace in your home.
Creating this new space in your home will not only help you stay in the right frame of mind but will also create a clearer separation between your work and home life. Creating these boundaries will make it easier for you to switch off from work and ‘leave the office’ at the end of the day, which is key for peace and balance as we chart this new territory.
Whether this designated space is small or large, it’s imperative to have it organized to maintain efficiency throughout your workday.
As a home remodeling company, we are constantly thinking of ways to help you make the most of your home and now workspace. We love looking at all aspects of home offices including desks, whiteboards, built-in shelving, workflow design, etc.
Here are just a few ideas to help you reach max productivity while working from home!
Built-in Desk + Shelving
Imagine a multi-purpose wall with your desk + bookshelves, as this could aid with productivity for all family members, plus built-in desks can help eliminate clutter in the office space. Depending on the amount of space you have, built-in desk designs can feature any number of drawers + shelves! Don’t forget that additional storage units and concealed cubby holes can easily be implemented to hide paperwork and clutter.
Convert A Room
There are endless possibilities for converting an unused space into an office. Here are some rooms that could be converted into office spaces.
- An Attic
- A large closet
- Guest Room
- Family Room
- Breakfast Nook
- Laundry Room
If you don’t have an extra room to convert, another idea is a “corner office”.
Easily convert a corner in a room into your own workspace. It requires less space but you’re still able to implement the privacy + organization of a workspace.
We all know that lighting is key! A well-lit room is paramount for productivity in your office space. You can install lighting into a desk or add lamps to supplement. If you have the choice, opt for an office space with natural light, as it can help prevent that afternoon slump.
Pop of Color! Add a bold or bright pop of color while keeping the rest of the space neutral. You can add an accent wall, colorful cabinets, install bright and enticing artwork, or a colorful chair.
Keep it Green: Research shows that plants improve air quality, health, mood, and productivity. There are many great options for office plants.
These are just a few ideas for your home office. How have you adjusted your workspace to make it more productive + comfortable? We’d love to hear.
We’re here for you! Let us help you create your ideal home office space.