Since 2005, the number of individuals in the U.S. who work from home has increased by 115 percent. Currently, more than 3.7 million employees report working from home at least part time.
To ensure maximum productivity, the home office should be well-organized and inviting. Today, we explore several ways to remodel your home office so that you will be eager to get to work as soon as your alarm goes off in the morning.
Creating the ideal home office
Take Advantage of Natural Light
Americans with desk jobs spend, on average, at least seven hours a day in front of a computer screen. Our eyes are working overtime looking at the monitor alone. Reduce the strain on your eyes by opting for a place in the home that offers plenty of natural lighting. Not only will your eyes thank you, but your mental and physical health will be positively impacted as well.
Because the majority of your day will be spent at your desk, keep in mind what color schemes will keep your energy levels up and you stress levels down. Consider blue tones to create a peaceful work setting, a violet to create positive energy or off-white to create a feeling of organization or increase motivation.
Make Purchases with Comfort in Mind
Not only are you likely spending seven or more hours staring at a screen, but you also may be sitting in the same seat for most of that time as well. Fortunately, you don’t have to sacrifice chicness for comfort when it comes to your desk or your chair. Standing desks have come a long way, and many are adjustable with the click of button.
Including the right storage into your home office remodel is equally as important, if not more important, as choosing the proper location, color and chair. A design/build firm like Tracy Tesmer Design/Remodeling can help you select and install the perfect drawers and shelves to store important work documents while displaying family photos and awards.
Have a space you want to transform into a home office? Let our professionals take a look and share how we can turn your ideas into a beautiful, functional space. Contact us today!