If you don’t typically work from home you may be scrambling to find a place that you can do so productively in the new era of working remotely. Without a private workspace in your home, it can be difficult to maintain focus, especially when there are multiple people in your home who are working or learning remotely.
Fortunately, there are a few simple ways that you can optimize your home to include a private and productive workspace:
1. Designate Your Space
If you have the ability and room to designate an entire room for your workspace, do so. But if you don’t have a room for a home office, still create a private space with dividers that is meant only for working. While you can use actual room dividers to mark your space, you can also use furniture, plants, and other household decor to denote boundaries.
2. Make it Functional
A functional space is a more comfortable space. Be sure to have a proper desk and chair, and space to keep any necessary work materials. Have all necessary office supplies stocked up so that you can spend your time being productive and not searching for a pen.
3. Maximize Light
If possible, when selecting your designated workspace in your home, pick a spot that has plenty of natural light. Placing your desk near a window can help you stay alert and focused, and you won’t mind spending your time working when you have a view to enjoy.
4. Organize It
If you are surrounded by clutter, it will be difficult to stay productive in your home office. Be sure you have a place for everything, and everything has a place. Invest in trays for your desk, filing cabinets or other storage solutions to ensure that your desk doesn’t become a catch all for paperwork.
5. Give It Some Style
Just as your home workspace should be comfortable and well organized, it should also include a little of your personal style. Decorate your desk with family photos, decorative organization and storage solutions, and greenery to freshen the air. And don’t forget to add little pops of color to liven it up, as well.
Planning to work from home long-term? Check out our tips to design a more intentional home office. Stay tuned to the Compass Homes blog for more tips on designing and maintaining a home that continues to grow with you. Contact us today if we can help, or if you are interested in learning more about our More Thought Per Square Foot philosophy.