For people who work from home, establishing a boundary separating work life and daily home life can be challenging. It can feel like a balancing act at times, with distractions such as active kids and the overall hustle and bustle of home living impeding one’s progress at work.
If you’re the type of person who performs best in a quiet, peaceful environment, you need to set up a home office that evokes both calm and comfort. Read on as JLR Home Renovation, your local bathroom, basement and kitchen remodeling contractor, shares some tips:
1. Develop a Dedicated Workspace
Unless you can deliver your best work surrounded by activity within your household, squeezing your workspace into your kitchen or bedroom might not be a good idea. Consider carving out a dedicated space for your work-from-home arrangement—it may require reconfiguring the laundry room or any spare room.
2. Remove Clutter
Keeping your home office as tidy and organized as possible helps clear your mind and ensure focus on whatever you’re doing. Install shelving and smart storage solutions so that every item has a designated place. Make sure you have an adequate work surface for your computer, printer and any other office supplies.
3. Get Fresh Air
Breathing stale air all day can negatively affect your productivity. Keep the windows in your home office open as much as possible to allow air circulation. If your windows are old and drafty, you may want to invest in replacement windows. Choose window units with a wider glass area to flood the room with sunlight and boost your mood.
4. Make Yourself Comfortable
Never skimp on comfort when creating your home office. Aside from investing in a comfortable office chair, you should also pick the right paint color for the walls. Not only should it complement your storage but also evoke a sense of calmness that will make you enjoy the room more. Consider soft colors such as greens, grays and pale blues.
JLR Home Renovation offers home remodeling services as well as siding, window and door installation. Get started by calling (717) 361-6175 or filling out our contact form to request a free estimate. Our PA service areas include Elizabethtown, Palmyra and Mount Joy.