If you’re like one of the many other working professionals who spent months working from their couch or kitchen table, you were likely longing to go back to work. However, now that many businesses are having their employees work from home for the foreseeable future, it’s time to upgrade. Having an attractive and fully functional home office can make a huge difference to the workday—you may even prefer working from home! Check out these simple and practical tips to designing the perfect home office.
Find the Right Spot for Your Office
Before you can design and furnish your office, you must have space. While many professionals may already have a dedicated room for an office, not everyone is so lucky. Thus, getting a little creative with your spacing can go a long way.
Consider creating your workspace in your living room, basement, bedroom, or even your garage! It all depends on where you are most comfortable, but also think you will be the most productive as well.
Don’t Brush off the Desk
As working from home is now a hot topic, and will likely remain so after the COVID stresses ease, having a proper desk is key for your future work life. You want a sturdy desk that provides ample space for a notebook, laptop, monitor, lamp, and anything else you need.
While you don’t need to break the bank to find a good desk, you should be picky. Find one that ticks all your boxes. For example, maybe you want drawers, built-in shelves, adjustable height, or a corner desk.
As organization cannot be undervalued, you should ensure you have the storage space to match your career’s needs. If you’re dealing with lots of paper files, finding space for storing those files along with other materials such as pens, pencils, staplers, hole punchers, and binders is key for organization.
When you can have a clean, organized workspace, you’ll feel much better throughout the day.
Light Up Your Office Space
Working in a poorly lit office with no windows is emotionally draining. Luckily, since you’re working at home, you are in complete control of the lighting in your office. Maybe you can set your desk up near some windows, or invest in a nice lamp.
Regardless of your setup, finding the proper lighting can go a long way to improving the comfort of your workspace.
Decorating Your Workspace
Last but not least, consider how your office is decorated. While you likely don’t want an area full of pictures, wall art, and other items, having a sparsely decorated area is pleasant. You can add a tasteful rug to match your office’s wall colors; bring in some greenery with easy-to-care-for plants; add a bookshelf with your favorite reads; or go minimalistic with a lamp, desk, notepad, and your computer!
Southdown is Here to Help Design & Build The Home of Your Dreams
If you’re in the market for a new home, it’s important to keep a home workspace in mind as you do your house hunting. At Southdown Homes, we keep those who work from home in mind! We’re new home builders that prioritize maximizing space, comfort, and functionality. If you have any home office design questions or need more information about our new homes throughout the Chester County area, feel free to contact us today!