The workplace is rapidly changing in the 2016. One of the biggest changes is the increasing prominence of the “telecommuter.” With so much focus being placed currently on the concept of “work-life balance,” telecommuting allows employees to, well, balance work and life. That can mean anything from doing laundry to taking care of kids or, at the very least, not having to be stuck in an office for 8+ hours a day, 5+ days a week. For those who get to enjoy telecommuting, there can be a difficult transition from working in an office whose sole function is work, to working at home, which used to be a place of relaxation and escape from work. Luckily, Edwards & Hill Office Furniture has put together this guide for designing a productive home office space.
Mark Your Territory
The first step to building a productive home office is to identify a space for that office. That doesn’t mean saying that you’re going to do your work at the kitchen table. It’s important, psychologically, to distinguish a place for work in order to be focused and productive throughout the work day. Ideally this will be a separate, spare room with a door, but if you don’t have a whole room to spare, picking an unused corner of a room will do. Who doesn’t love the corner office, anyway?
Furnishing a Productive Home Office
Once you’ve decided on a space, it’s time for home office furniture. To create a productive home office, it’s a good idea to use some office furniture rather than home furniture to keep you on track, like we mentioned above in choosing a dedicated office space. Keep both organization and function at the forefront of your decision-making, and choose furniture that fits the size of the space you’ve chosen. If you’re cramming into a small space, you’ll want a compact desk with plenty of storage to stay organized in a small space. If you have a little more room to work with, you can put your focus on ergonomics for your chair and desk to prevent distracting discomfort. Lastly, once function and organization are accounted for, feel free to take your personal taste into account. After all, one of the greatest things about working from home is that it’s your space to design how you please.
If you want to talk to a furniture expert about designing a productive home office, please give us a call and we’ll do our best to answer any questions you may have.
Collaborative Office Furniture with Edwards & Hill
Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is proud to furnish corporate offices as well as providing quality furniture for hospitality businesses, educational settings, local casinos, and healthcare facilities. Tony Hill, Managing Partner, and Hans Edwards, Partner, have been working together since 1998 to provide quality multimedia and furniture products and services to a number of different businesses and industries. To get started with Edwards & Hill, call us today at 301-317-4250. You can also fill out our online contact form to ask specific questions about any of our products or services.