Hey guys! Happy Monday! Back to the work week.
Our home office is sitting completely empty, a blank slate. I can’t wait to renovate this room, and our goal is to tackle it this summer. Even though that feels like forever away it gives us a few months to decide what we want and plan out the design. That means we have home office spaces on our minds.
It seems that more and more people are starting to work from home, which is so cool. It means this world is changing for the better! I’ve heard from a lot of friends on this subject, and they either love it or hate it. With construction2style, we don’t sit at a desk for 40 hours a week, so although I would love to say we love the flexibility of being able to work from home, if we actually had to sit and get work done, the only thing we might do is watch HGTV. Ha!
Today, we wanted to share six tips to help create a space you love that is productive and some inspiring, plus show you some of where and what we are drawing on for our upcoming office design.
Designate a Room
Your home office is a place where you need to be able to focus and work without any interruptions. Designate a room in your house that will be off limits to family members during office hours. A den with windows or spare bedroom on the second floor may afford you the right amount of privacy. If you’re handy around the home, and your space needs some updates, improvements such as a fresh coat of paint can brighten your space. If you don’t work well in a basement setting, choose a room with a window view. The natural lighting from the outdoors will help your creative juices to flow. Plus, when you’re looking to rest your eyes after looking at your computer screen, you’ll have an aesthetically pleasing canvas.
Create the Perfect Flow
To obtain the right flow of your home, you want to ensure that your colors and styles mesh throughout each room. If you’re looking to design your home office space, find pieces that blend with the furnishings in your living room, dining room, and bedrooms. If you enjoy contemporary living, a modern desk with unique leather chairs will complement your style. Employees relocating from a business location to one at home can use expert office movers to design their ideal office setup. Using your current equipment, the professionals will transport your desk, cabinets, laptop, and more easily and safely. With limited interruption, you’ll be able to get your office up and running without much downtime.
Keep it Professional
Just because you’re working from home doesn’t mean you should slack off. You can keep a professional home environment by keeping your office neat and tidy. Bins, cabinets and storage units are ideal for housing important paperwork and files. Organizational tools also help you cut down on the time you have to spend sifting through a sea of paperwork on your desk.
Implement a System
Once your home office space is organized, implement a system. Similar to how you would take care of your office at work, determine a time when you begin and end your work day. If you normally break for lunch, leave your home office and get a breath of fresh air. Walking the dog, running errands, and replenishing your body with a healthy meal can clear your mind and allow you to be more productive in the afternoon.
Design a Comfortable Environment
If you sit for long periods of time at a computer, you want to design a comfortable environment for yourself. To prevent carpal tunnel syndrome, choose a keyboard that provides support to your arms and wrists. Ergonomic chairs are instrumental at providing support to both your back and neck. You can also avoid eye strain with both your desk and overhead lighting.
Dress for Success
Working in your sweats and a t-shirt may be comfortable, but it may not energize your mind sufficiently. Similar to what you would do if you had to go into the office each day, you need to dress for success by taking care of your appearance. If you have to run out and meet clients or you have an unexpected meeting via Skype, you’ll be prepared to take on the world.
The dream of going to work without having to leave your home has become a reality. In order to be successful and stay organized, you need to function as a true business person. The above steps are ways to balance your home office environment and add positivity to your work day.