Since the days of COVID, many people are getting more opportunities to work from home and are realising the benefits. However, it is important to be able to transition from home mode to work mode. A designated office workspace in the home can help with this, but it needs right aesthetics and functional features. If it has not had an update in a while, it may feel dull or uninspiring.
If your home office needs a change, here are some ideas to get you started:
Clean It Out
First, you need to declutter the whole room and get rid of what no longer serves your purpose. Transforming the space or adding new items won’t work if useless junk is still floating around. Unless you’re already a clutter-free minimalist, grab yourself a trash bag, a recycling bag, and a donation bin and get rid of as much as possible.
If you only have a desk, chair, and a few furniture pieces in your home office, it may be time for a complete makeover and cabinetry installation.
Staying organized and clutter-free is essential for productivity. Overhead cabinets or cubbies free up desk space so you have room to think. Long closeted cabinets allow you to store as many items as you need and keep them hidden from view.
Paying attention to ergonomics is important for mental health during work. It’ll help you feel more comfortable, put less of a burden on your body, and boost your morale. You can have much more control over how ergonomic your setup is while designing your own office at home.
For example, a specifically designed ergonomic chair helps support spine health and is also known to improve efficiency. An ergonomic keyboard prevents straining the hands and wrists while typing. This can save you from Carpal Tunnel or arthritis in your future.
The Right Tech
If you’re going to have lots of conference calls and zoom meetings in your home office, you need a great tech setup. You’ll feel really comfortable giving presentations or seeing others on a big screen. It’s worth also investing in a decent webcam so your picture quality is good. A superb stereo system can go a long way and can additionally be used to play music to inspire the right mood. An awesome router for super high Wi-Fi speeds will also make your life easier.
Natural light is always best so, if you can get any more of it into the room, do so. Also, try to station your sitting position with the light facing you (and not the computer which will cause a glare). Even if you have enough natural light, add some warm artificial light too. Whether a desk lamp or floor lamp, brightening up the space will make it more conducive for working.
At Betta Wardrobes, we can custom design a new look for your home office. Just give us a call at 1-300-662-966 and we can answer any questions. We’ll give our expert advice on your options and how to proceed. With a variety of different cabinet finishes and styles, we can achieve the feel you want.