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How to Create Your Own Peaceful (Work) Place

August 31, 2020
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No matter how much of an extrovert you may be, there are times when you need to get away to a place of peace and serenity — or at least just somewhere quiet. These days, that can be a little harder to do with more of the family home regularly. Fortunately, if you’ve purchased one of our new homes in Puget Sound WA, you’ve probably been able to take advantage of some of the flex space we offer in our home designs, such as extra den space. If you’re in the market for a new home and want to ensure you have somewhere quiet to work or get away from it all, let us help you find the perfect home for your family’s needs and noise level.

Obviously, if you have a guest room that is currently going unused or even a dining room that is typically only used for special occasions, these are a great place to start to carve out a quiet place, whether for work or school. In some cases, if you have multiple family members working from home right now, you may want to consider reworking some of the space in your home. A lower-level game or play room could be converted into a multi-desk office area and a den area can become the play area or hangout room. That’s why having home designs like ours that are so flexible make life easier to navigate in a variety of situations.

If you are creating a multi-desk workspace, but still need some privacy, consider the addition of folding screens. Better yet, consider adding in open bookcases as a room divider, providing privacy, as well as functional storage. If you’re purchasing a bookcase, consider one on wheels for easy movement, especially if this arrangement isn’t going to be permanent or if you want to be able to move the divider on weekends.

If you have a well-organized, spacious walk-in closet — and Pacific Lifestyle Homes provides that option — you could always set up a small work area, even if just a chair and laptop table (or a standing desk) for when you really need to get away from the noise. This is definitely an option when you need to make some phone calls, but it also works if you really just need to get away and want a quiet, peaceful place to hide out and read or just sit back and relax for a short time. For a less extreme option, try creating a quiet nook in your bedroom or a guest room where you can create a comfortable spot to sit in peace and privacy. A comfy chair and a small table for resting a drink is sometimes all you need.

Having multiple places to work, depending on the time of day and your work needs is probably the best option, even if you have a dedicated home office. Set up a corner in the kitchen for when you need to work, but may also need to keep an eye on the kids. If you have a covered back porch, consider setting up a work spot there for when you need to get outside for some fresh air and a change of scenery, or once again need some quiet time for phone calls or focused work. The change in scenery can also help refresh you and get you refocused.

Ideally, if you’re looking for a work or study area, it needs to be in an area away from heavy traffic zones where you’re going to be easily interrupted. You may need to try out a few different areas before you find the space where you can be most focused, and you may need a couple of spaces, as suggested. Fortunately, the Pacific Lifestyle new homes in Puget Sound WA offer a variety of floor plans that are flexible and spacious to allow you to find your own retreat, whether for work or relaxation. Contact us today to learn more about finding a home that meets your needs, now and for years to come.

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