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Home Office Design Ideas To Increase Productivity

May 11, 2024
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Creating an efficient home office space doesn’t have to be complicated. We make it even easier in our new homes in Vancouver WA by including flex rooms that can easily serve as your home office, without cutting into necessary bedrooms and guest rooms. Even if you do need that flex space for other purposes, with some thoughtful planning, you can turn almost any spot in your home into a productive home office.

First and foremost, prioritize natural light. Position your desk near a window to take advantage of natural sunlight, which can boost your mood and energy levels. If natural light is limited, invest in bright, task-oriented lighting in cool tones to illuminate your workspace and reduce eye strain.

Another key is to declutter your desk and surrounding area. An organized workspace can help clear your mind and minimize distractions. If possible, invest in a desk with drawers to keep unnecessary mess from building up. Look at the items you need to work and choose the best storage solutions, such as shelves, bins, and organizers, to keep essentials within reach but out of sight when not in use.

If you work from home, even part of the week, it’s a good idea to purchase ergonomic furniture. Choose a comfortable chair with proper lumbar support and adjustable features to prevent discomfort. Another increasingly popular item is an adjustable standing desk or a height-adjustable computer stand that allows you to sit or stand with your computer at a comfortable height. Sitting for too long isn’t healthy, and having options helps eliminate stiffness in the body, as well.

Ideally, when working from home, it’s good to take a break and head outside for some fresh air and sunshine. To continue this feeling, add some plants to your office space. As well as being attractive, plants are often good for improving air quality and for reducing stress. You don’t have to have a green thumb to keep a few plants like succulents, cactus, aloe, and snake plants healthy.

In addition to some plants, be sure to make your overall workspace motivational, whether with artwork, family photos, a vision board, or a stylish combination. Positive imagery and reminders of goals can help you stay focused and determined.

These simple design ideas for a home office can have big rewards as you find yourself more focused and efficient. Make sure you keep a healthy work/life balance, which a dedicated home office can assist, letting you close the door on work at the end of each day. This is why we include flex and bonus rooms in our new homes in Vancouver WA. Contact us today to learn more about our thoughtfully planned homes and how you can create an efficient office that will make a difference in your success.

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