Since 2020, in response to the coronavirus, many companies and individuals are increasingly transitioning to work from their homes. There are many advantages to working from home—such as reduced spending and less stress—but it comes at a cost.
For those who are new to working from home, the sudden change meant just putting your laptop on the kitchen counter or using the living room to work. While this works for a couple of weeks, as time goes by, you’ll notice how important it is to have a designated space designed for work. To start, working from your sofa or kitchen counter is terrible for you back. And, while investing in an ergonomic desk and chair is one of the first steps to create the perfect home office, it doesn’t stop there. Unfortunately, our environment impacts our ability to concentrate more than we’d like to admit.
Those who work from home need a space where they can be productive and efficient, free from distractions, and under the perfect conditions. The office layout, the lightning, the flooring, the storage, and the wall colors all come together to create the ideal workspace. Although each person has unique requirements for their home office, certain features can’t be left out when designing it.
Away from Distractions
The hustle and bustle of home life can get loud and chaotic, especially with small children running around. When it comes to working, it’s best to have peace and quiet. Working in the kitchen or living room could work for a day or two, but the reality is, it’s tough not to get distracted. Do you have a spare room or a basement? Maybe you could transform them into the office you need.
Storage is Essential
Are you one of those people with messy desks and cluttered working spaces? Custom cabinetry and storage can help you maintain your office tidy. Having a place for your documents, tools, and other items will make organizing much more effortless. A carpenter will listen to your needs and take measurements to build the storage space you need.
Finding the right light levels is crucial to an efficient and comfortable workspace. Poor lighting can strain our eyes and, in the long run, affect our vision. Natural light is indispensable. If you don’t have access to it, make sure you have multiple sources of light. Ambient light plus a desk lamp is the perfect mix. Ideally, the computer is in front of the window so that you can avoid intrusive glares on your screen.
Spare Room? Remodel it Into a Home Office
If there’s an extra bedroom in your house, why not use the space more effectively by turning it into a chic and cozy home office? Typically, it only takes a few low-cost changes to turn a bedroom into an office. Consider taking out old carpets and replacing them with some low-maintenance flooring that can survive coffee spills and accommodate a rolling office chair. The benefit of starting your home office from zero is that it will be made to your requirements. Can it get more personalized than that?
Build an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)
Often known as a second suite, the ADU is a small building on the same grounds or connected to your home. ADUs are the most up-to-date and flexible of your home office options. Additionally, they are also the most private, suitable for people who work permanently from home. You may turn a shed into an office or build it from the ground up.
Are you working from home? J&J Contracting LLC provides reliable home office remodel services so you can be more efficient and productive at your job.