More and more working professionals are given the option to work from the comfort of their home. The saying “work smarter, not harder” not only applies as a mantra, but also applies to the design of your home office as well. When working with a Closet & Storage Concepts design team, it’s important that the layout of the space makes your work flow as naturally as possible for your unique work day. Organization and efficiency are key to success. Whether you already have a home office or are looking to finally create one, below are ways to optimize this important space.
Choose the right space to increase your focus
In order to choose the location of your home office, it’s important to think about what environment you work best in. For many, this means having the home office set in a private room in a quieter part of the home. Others however, work best in busier places where there is high foot traffic and background noise. Another thing to keep in mind is the overall look and feel of your home office. Do you feel more inspired in a bright space filled with art, or do you focus best in a simpler modern style office with minimal distractions? The right setting sets you up for increased focus no matter the project.
Improve your energy with the best lighting
The circadian rhythms in our bodies work with daylight in order to signal when it’s time to wake up or get ready for bed. This means that lighting greatly influences our energy levels so it’s important to work under lighting conditions that energize you, not make you feel sleepy. You can take control of the lighting by choosing to work in a room with windows and purchasing lamps with dimmers for adjusting throughout the day.
The importance of comfort
It goes without saying that you’re more likely to continue your work when you feel comfortable in the environment, you’re in. The office chair, for example, is a simple furnishing that either sets you up for success or failure. Test out different office chairs before committing to one. Ensure the work desk you will be using is ergonomically adjusted to your needs as well. For extra emotional comfort, feel free to include other items like family photographs or even tinker toys to play around with when you’re mulling things over during work.
Ample organized storage system
In order to be productive and efficient in your home office it’s important to include enough filing and storage space for everything you need for the job. Dedicate shelving or cabinets for files you refer to regularly and dedicate a separate space for files that aren’t used often. Your home office storage should include space for a printer and printer paper among other office supplies. Depending on the type of work you do, you may also need additional office storage for other products too. The more organized you are, the more efficient you will be become therefore increasing your productivity at home.
Interested in learning more?
The experts here at Closet & Storage Concepts Modesto are happy to assist with creating the perfect office solution for your work space. Contact us today for a FREE in-home consultation. We proudly serve the greater Modesto, Manteca, and Turlock areas.
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