5 Great Ideas for a New Home Office Remodel
Working from home can be very convenient with the proper setup. The perfect new home office remodel is well designed, has the resources you need, and makes you feel creative yet productive. Your next step is to make sure that you have a space in your home that is fully dedicated to work. Setting yourself up on your couch or in bed is a slippery slope. Without the right motivation, frustrating tasks can lead to you being distracted and less productive overall. Once you have dedicated an independent space from which you can run your daily activities like a boss. It is time to make sure that you get the space designed and built right.
Below are five ideas for remodeling your new home office to boost productivity, alleviate stress, and keep you happy while working from home.
Design is Everything
The design of your workplace has a massive impact on your level of productivity. Making sure to keep your items in the right place also makes a huge difference. One study completed by Brother International Corporation found that the average office worker spends 38 hours a year looking for lost or misplaced work items! That is more or less the equivalence of a full work week! Consider built-in shelves to maximize storage while keeping clean, straight lines in your home office.
The Department of Design and Environmental Analysis at Cornell found in a recent study that working within ten feet of a window has a significant impact on your health. An 84% decrease in headaches, eyestrain, and blurred vision was reported. Here are a few ways that you can ensure your lighting is best for your health and productivity level:
- Add skylights
- Control the glare on your screen
- Create larger windows in your space
- Work with a professional to layer different types of lighting throughout your workspace, ranging from direct task lighting to softer ambient lighting
Make sure you choose a place in your home that ensures you won’t be distracted by the comings and goings of your family. We suggest converting a spare bedroom to your home office. The ability to shut your door when necessary or being away from the main commotion of the house is essential to get work done. Reconfigure the space so that plenty of natural light is available.
Fresh Air and Pollutant Free
Fresh air is essential, and maintaining the air in your office helps you stay focused and working efficiently. Installing an air filtration system is the best step you can take to guarantee fresh air. If you need something more simple, we recommend a room air purifier to keep the air quality hight in your office. The Blueair Blue Pure 411 is perfect for a small bedroom, dorm room, or home office. It is small, effective, and attractive. If you are a smoker, keep the smoking away from your workspace. Try to work near a window and make sure the humidity level of the room you are working in is appropriate.
Forget the Desk
The trend in 2020 is to skip the traditional work from home setup. Locked up in a small space with bulky office furniture designed for lots of unnecessary storage space is dated and doesn’t allow for productivity and efficiency. Creating an airy, clutter-free space minus the traditional bulky desk is the route to take with your new home office remodel. Opt for a large, streamlined work table. We love keeping the space minimal and creating built-in desk and shelving solutions.
As you dream up your home office space, remember it should be custom to you and your work to allow for optimal efficiency. Our designers would love to help you design the perfect space for your home. Call us today.