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9 Tips for Creating a Productive Home Office
Many people enjoy working from home but unless done right, home offices can be boring, depressing, and, worst of all, distracting. Sure, if you need a break you can always go to the local coffee shop, but you can’t work in a coffee shop forever.
The trick to a good home office is being able to create a space you can focus and be comfortable in. That’s why we’ve pulled together some tips on how you can make your home office one that encourages productivity and eliminates distraction.
9 Ways to Create the Perfect Home Office
When planning a home office, the first thing you’ll need to decide is whether you want to build it yourself or hire someone to do it. Once you figure this out, the following tips can help make designing your new workspace easier:
1. Give Yourself Some Space
You want a room big enough to accommodate all your supplies while still leaving you enough room to move around comfortably. If customers or clients will be visiting, be sure to plan an area just for them.
2. Layout Matters
Determine your work needs and create multiple “rooms” within the room to accommodate them. For instance, sections for brainstorming, meetings, writing, assembling products, or packing orders can help with mental organization.
3. Take a Look at Tech
Do you have enough power outlets? Will your home wifi be fast enough? Can you use home automation or smart appliances to cut down on needless distractions?
4. Brighten it Up
You’ll want as much natural light as possible, while also placing a few alternative lighting solutions around for rainy/dark days.
5. Color Me Creative
Color can have a huge influence on your energy and productivity levels. For instance, if you want to boost your energy, consider red or orange. Need to be more creative? Then, yellow might be a good choice for you.
6. Nice and Tidy
It’s easy for a workspace to become cluttered. Organizational solutions, like vertical shelves or benches/chests that can be used for seating and storage, are efficient and save space.
7. Sit in Style
Never underestimate the importance of a good ergonomic chair that is healthy and comfortable. Office FurnitureSource has a large variety of sofas, stools, and chairs to meet every seating need.
8. Bring in Some Life
Fresh plants are a great way to brighten up any room. They also produce oxygen and remove harmful toxins, keeping your office air fresh.
9. Most Importantly, Make it You
Fill the space with things that motivate you, like pictures of your kids, artwork, or inspirational quotes. Whether you prefer a busy room or the minimalist look, create a home office you can fall in love with.
Get Help Planning Your Space
Whether you’re an individual looking to create the perfect home office or a business just starting to plan a new workspace, the team at Office Furniture Source can help. We offer space planning and optimization services that make it easier for you to design the office of your dreams. Contact our space planning specialists and schedule an appointment for your office at 972-242-1700.