Working from home is no longer the exception – for a lot of people, it’s the norm. As such, it becomes important to have a dedicated work space that allows you to be as productive as you would be in a typical office, and it also becomes a critical consideration when planning to redesign your home.
Some even argue that working from home actually makes you more productive, as seen in the following post from Decorology:
Our bosses may be in the previous generation and see that work comes best when it’s in an office environment but we’ve proven them wrong. We can get more done in a smaller amount of time. We are healthier, happier, and willing to work harder just to be home. Read more…
However, it can be challenging to be fully productive when the line between home and work begins to get blurred. However, as the following article by Realty Times reveals, redesigning your home workspace may be all you need to overcome this problem:
Working from home is both a luxury and a curse. Sure, you don’t have to fight with traffic or even get dressed in the morning, but the line between home and work can begin to blur to the point where you’re not sure if you’re working from home or living at work. Additionally, it is much easier to get distracted when your office is part of your house. Kids, pets, phone, doorbell — these distractions can add up to sensory overload and prevent you from working productively.
The key to overcoming this problem is to redesign and remodel your home workspace. With a few tips, you can have all the advantages of working at home and still achieve the level of productivity that comes with working in an office. Read more for tips…
Certain aspects of your home office should be given careful consideration if you are to make the most of the room’s functionality. This will go a long way in enhancing your productivity without creating the typical office environment you probably want to avoid.
The following post on Houzz.com discusses some of these aspects and shows some good examples of home offices that work perfectly:
If you’re planning on renovating and redecorating your office, storage is your No. 1 priority. With so many papers, books and supplies to store, be sure to accommodate it all with shelves, drawers, and cabinets galore. Once you have that under control, find a desk that’s stocked with everything you need: plenty of surface space, deep drawers and a high-quality material. Finally, take the time to personalize your room with plenty of photographs and interesting knickknacks.