5 Design Tips to Increase Productivity in Your Home Office


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Home offices are becoming increasingly important to homeowners as more and more workers are opting to telecommute or work from home. A great office is a balance of comfort and productivity, both of which are achievable with the right design elements.

If you’re thinking about remodeling your home office space, consider these five design tips for creating a productive workspace.

  1. Organize your space.
    Unlike a traditional office in a shared building, home offices allow you to customize your space to fit your specific needs. Think about what kinds of work areas you will need, what kinds of special equipment will be used and stored there and how much time you will spend on the computer.
  2. Let there be light.
    From the start of any home office project, consider the lighting. The light from a computer monitor is not adequate and will harm your eyes by straining them. Natural light is always ideal, but also consider additional lighting, such as overhead lighting and lamps that have dimmers so that you can control it to fit your needs.
  3. Consider the noise.
    Noise-levels are not often considered when planning a home office, but it is usually one of the most important factors. Don’t just think about your current needs, think about the different phone calls you will have to make and the silence you will need as you focus on a big project with an approaching deadline.
  4. Personalize your space.
    It can be hard to make a cubicle or small office at a company truly your own. In your home, however, that’s a different story. Curate items that inspire you and make you happy and place them around the room.
  5. Incorporate color.
    It’s been shown that adding pops of color to a workspace can stimulate creativity, so don’t be afraid to do so. For a good balance, consider keeping lively hues away from your immediate focal point and stick to a calmer look for the desk. This will allow you to sit back and explore a different view when you’re at a mind block.

Following these five tips can help you create the home office you’ve always wanted. To get started on the remodeling process, it’s always helpful to have a contractor service like Progressive Builders on your side. For more information on what we do, contact us today!

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