Whether you have the luxury to work from home full-time or you just telework occasionally during the week, you should be as productive as possible in your home office. Although you are still at home, you need to have an office space that is designed well and is stocked with comfortable furniture. Your home office should be in an area of your home where you can have privacy at any time of the day. There are several tips you can follow to have a well designed, productive home office.
Location is Key
Depending on the size of your home, you might not have many areas to choose from for your home office. You need to pick an area where you can be as productive as possible and be free of distractions. If you have to work in an open space, think about investing a divider to give you more privacy. If your home has a spare room or two, it is probably wise to turn one of them into a home office especially if you will see clients occasionally. Pick an area that is easy to travel to and will avoid foot traffic from the rest of your family.
Bring in the Light
Good, preferably natural lighting, is essential for productivity and wellness in any workspace. Natural light can improve your mood and make you more efficient throughout the day compared to fluorescent or dim lighting. If you have the opportunity, you should position your workstation in front of a window for maximum natural light. If your office is in the basement or a windowless room, then invest in a daylight-replicating light source.
Be Smart About Organization
Many home offices do have best square footage available, so you have to use the space you do have as effectively as possible. Look into attaching portable shelves onto any open space so that you can get papers and other small items off your desk. Have enough storage space as possible and locate them in places that are in arms reach such as under your desk.
Office Furniture from Edwards & Hill
Are you ready for an office design that fosters productivity in your and your employees? Edwards & Hill can help you design and install the perfect office design for your facility. Edwards & Hill is a leading office, education, medical, and hospitality furniture provider with quality design and installation services for any style or scale. If you are ready to get your healthcare design started, contact us online or give us a call at 301-317-4250. For more furniture design tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Flickr, YouTube, and Google+.