The work-from-home arrangement has suddenly become commonplace in this so-called “new normal”. It has its unique benefits for the most part, including better work-life balance and savings from commuting or driving. Establishing a boundary that separates work life and daily home life, however, comes with a challenge. For some, it can be hard to stay productive amidst the distractions at home, from active kids to the noisy outdoors.
If you are the type of person who prefers working in a calm and comfortable environment, you need a dedicated workspace that satisfies both moods.
Carve Out Space
It might be difficult for you to deliver your best work if you insist on settling in the corner of your kitchen or living room while everything around you is busy. If you value peace of mind, it will be worth it to just carve out space for your home office, which may require reconfiguring or repurposing a seldom-used room.
Declutter the Room
Keep your home office cleared of clutter so you can focus on the task or project at hand. Interior remodeling contractors recommend installing shelves and smart storage solutions to ensure every item has its place and is within reach. Maintain an adequate work surface to spread out tasks and finish them on time.
Make Yourself Comfortable
When creating your home office, make sure not to skimp on comfort. Start by investing in a comfortable ergonomic chair. Paint the walls with soft colors like grays, pale blues and greens; any of these evoke a sense of calmness whenever you are doing work. Make sure that your choice complements your cabinetry.
At STL Design and Build, we are more than just a deck builder and exterior remodeler. We also specialize in finishing lower levels and basements. We can transform your unused space into just about anything you can imagine, including a home office. Give us a call today at (314) 736-5800, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.