COVID-19 has made home offices a necessity for many homeowners. Having a dedicated space for work can help improve productivity, as well as keep your work separate from your home life. In today’s post, local remodeling contractor JLR Home Renovation shares insight on finding the best locations for a home office.
Qualities of a Home Office
Your home office should be a separate space that lets you focus on your work, free from noise and distractions. Keeping your work and home life is important if you have a family, as it will help you maintain a good work-life balance. In addition to being a separate space, your home office should have the following qualities:
Natural lighting — Natural lighting provides both ambiance and illumination, the latter becoming more necessary as meetings are conducted online. If the basement is the space in your home that best qualifies as a home office, make sure that your basement remodeling plans include optimizing the windows for natural lighting.
Generous space — Your home office should be able to fit your work equipment: desk, furniture, and some shelving at the very least. If your work requires clients to make personal visits, your home office should have its own entrance or is at least close to an outside door.
Best Rooms for Home Offices
Considering the qualities discussed above, the following are some of the rooms that best work as home offices:
Spare room — A spare room is the most ideal room for a home office, it already has its own door that you can shut as needed. At the end of the working day, you can shut the door and “go home”. If the spare room happens to have a weak wifi signal, get a wifi extender.
Garage — You can make efficient use of your garage space by converting it to your home office, or you can have an extension built on top of it. Properly insulated walls and windows can help reduce noise and distractions from the outside.
Home addition — A sunroom or a shed can be converted into an entirely separate office space with its own lighting, electricity, and air conditioning.
JLR Home Renovation is your leading provider of home office and bathroom remodeling services. Give us a call at (717) 361-6175. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in Elizabethtown, Hummelstown, and Hershey, PA.