We know you have been working from home more than ever this year, and if you are looking to up your home office game, we have some great news for you—you don’t need a whole room to make you feel productive. In a recent report, the real estate experts at Homelight found that people are turning to home renovation projects with a focus on the all-important home office. A few simple upgrades could mean the difference between working at the kitchen table all day, and having a clean and organized space that is just yours for productivity. Here are some tips to help you take your home office to the next level.
1. Make room
Has the fact that you don’t have an extra bedroom held you back from creating a home workspace that you really felt comfortable in? It’s time to cast that idea aside and find a creative way to incorporate your workspace into your home. Do you have a closet that is just filled with junk? That spot might be a good candidate for an office nook. Or, if you have a corner in your living room or bedroom, you can get a cabinet desk that fold away when not in use or a desk on wheels that can roll away for storage in a closet. Think about all areas that are not being fully utilized and those might be strong candidates for the home office.
2. Let there be light
To be productive, you need adequate lighting. If you can place your desk near a window that will help your productivity. If you go with the closet or corner desk, be sure to fill your space with a desk lamp, or floor lighting to ensure that you have enough light to stay awake and focused. If you are on frequent video calls, consider that as part of your lighting design, as glare is a definite no-no.
3. Get organized
Having storage will help you stay organized and productive. Think about a place to store invoices or other paperwork, as well as pens, notebooks, or other tools of your trade. All or part of a closet can become a storage center, by adding shelving, filing cabinets, and even a printer or scanner. At the end of the day you can close the door to have a clear and organized room, without the office vibe.
4. Make it personal and add some greenery
Personalizing your new office space will make your work more pleasant too.You can think about adding framed artwork or inspirational quotes, or painting a wall in a pop color above your workspace. Plants are an inexpensive way to also add color and some liveliness. If you love to listen to music while working, an advantage of the home office is that you can use speakers instead of headphones.
Getting creative with your home workspace can make all the difference in making it a pleasant experience and a space that you want to work in long-term, while keeping your work and home life separate.
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