Home Office Trends to Help You Work Better
Written by: Penny Siml on Tuesday, May 12, 2015
As modern life gets busier and the lines between work and life begin to blur the home office becomes an essential piece of your home’s design. Some
individuals seek to turn an existing room into a home office while others may just need a small nook in the home to catch up on work or indulge in
a hobby online. However, if you are someone who needs to spend several hours at a time in your office you might need to designate a specific, well
designed space to get your work done.
Here are three tips so that you can maximize your time and work better.
Take it Outside
An interesting trend that is popping up is exterior home offices. Some homeowners are actually taking their workspaces outside of their home in order to
bring some separation to their work and home life. If you work better by being out of the house but still want to stay close to home, give yourself
a little space with a home office located right outside. These types of spaces are also great if you have clients come to your office to meet and you
would like to create a more professional space for them.
Infuse Your Personality into Your Home Office
When designing your home office think about what gets you inspired to work. Does the sight of nature and sunlight help you work better? If so, make sure
that your space has lot’s of windows that you can look out of when you glance up from your screen.
Do you do your best thinking when you are able to be up and active? Make sure that your office space has a lot of space to walk around. Do you enjoy having
pictures of your family and reminders of your accomplishments around you? Add built in shelving in your home office to display pictures, awards, and
plaques to keep you motivated.
Get Rid of Clutter
Getting rid of clutter is easier said than done for most of us. In order to work better the problem of clutter needs to be addressed in the beginning of
the home office design. Make sure that your work station is close enough to an outlet to hide unsightly plugs and cords. Decide what style of organization
suits you better. Depending on whether you like stacking, shelving, filing, or piling design your storage options in a way that encourages you to stay
organized from the get go.
Make sure that you have a routine of tidying up after every work session so that the next time you come into work you don’t feel overwhelmed with the previous
days work. When designing your home office add built in storage so that you can avoid a lot of free standing storage that can actually make the room
feel more cluttered.