Designing for Success: Tips for Creating Your Home Office

Offering a better work-life balance, more flexibility, and an improved quality of life, working from home is gaining popularity among Americans. Whether working from home full-time or as part of a flexible work schedule, the key to success is a functional and well-designed home office.

The design of your home office plays a huge role in your productivity and can impact business growth as well. You’ll spend many hours in your home office, so it’s important to design a space you love being in. The Compass Homes More Thought Philosophy incorporates custom features into your home office that will make working from home a stress-free, successful venture. Read on for our tips to design the perfect home office that meets all of your needs.

 

Get Away From it All

The ideal space for a home office is situated away from high-traffic areas and free from other distractions. Choosing a workspace that’s separated from the rest of the home environment, preferably one with a door, will allow for easier division of work and personal life. Depending on how you use your home office, you may also want to consider the entry point for you and any potential clients.

 

Let the Light In

The best home office spaces have plenty of windows that let in natural light. Supplement your work space with unique overhead lighting, as well as desktop lamps. Be sure that your home office has plenty of in-floor outlets so unsightly cords don’t clutter your space. Include custom blinds & window treatments to further beautify your space, while adding an element of privacy, when necessary.

 

Stay Organized

Custom built-in shelving & drawers, dual work spaces, and plenty of storage can help you stay organized while adding to the beauty of your home. Keeping your home office space decluttered will also help decrease stress and increase productivity. Also consider where your technology—including your computer & printer—will be set up and design with that in mind.

 

By following these few simple steps, you can create a home office that not only allows you to be productive and successful, but that adds to the overall beauty of your home.  Contact Compass Homes today to let our experienced design team create the perfect home office for you.