A home office is a great addition to any home, but the effectiveness of your work area depends on how you design it. Just installing a corner desk area isn’t enough to make a home office; the other details are important, too.
In this post, Handyman Connection® of Chattanooga discusses ways to make your home office more productive.
A Quiet Space
An effective office space starts with its placement in the home. The ideal area is a corner that’s quiet and far away from the hustle and bustle of your home, as well as noise from the outside. Busy rooms are the worst places to install a home office, which is why private rooms are ideal, so long as they are away from the television and common areas.
Lighting is essential to your productivity and can make the difference in how effectively you work in your home office. You want as much natural daylight as possible, so placing your work area near the window is a good idea.
In cases where a window is an impossible feature, a combination of general and task lighting is effective at keeping your home office well lit.
When it comes to decorating your home office, keep in mind that less is more. A desk full of papers, pens and knick-knacks will distract you from your work and make even the simplest tasks a hassle. We recommend adding some storage bins and containers so that you have a place to store all of your home office essentials.
Add Some Green
Adding some greenery in your home office keeps monotony away. That said, you don’t have to bring your entire garden inside. You can simply add a desk or floor plant in your home office. Not only does it add some greenery into a busy area, but it also helps improve the air quality in your room. Just make sure to water it regularly and give it ample sunlight.
These are just the many ways you can make a more effective home office for your property. At Handyman Connection® of Chattanooga, we are ready to help you with your upcoming home improvement projects. Fill out our form or give us a call at (423) 709-8005 to learn more about our services.