Between 2019 and 2021, the number of people working from home tripled from 9 million to over 27 million. Even though many people have returned to the workplace, some continue to have remote or hybrid working schedules. Due to this, there is a growing need for dedicated, productive home offices that separate personal and professional lives.
If you’re a remote worker looking to remodel your home office, we’ve got you covered. Below are expert tips to help you design the perfect home office for maximum productivity and comfort.
Choose a quiet and well-lit area in your home for your home office. Ideally, select a space with ample natural light, as it can boost your mood and energy levels. If you don’t have a dedicated space to work, consider renovating a spot in your home. Attics, garages, lofts and under stairs can all be converted into a productive home office.
While your residential contractor is working on a design for your home office, you can start picking out ergonomic furniture to support your physical well-being during long hours of work. Select a comfortable, adjustable chair and an ergonomically designed desk to help you maintain proper posture and prevent discomfort.
Storage and Organization
An organized workspace is essential for staying focused and reducing distractions. This is especially important in home offices, as it can be harder to detach yourself from your home life. Talk to your home remodeling contractor about adding built-in bookcases, shelves and cabinets to keep your office supplies and paperwork neatly stored and easily accessible.
If your home experiences noise from other family members or external sources, consider adding soundproofing materials to your office. This will help minimize distractions and increase concentration. For example, you can pick soundproofing insulation for the attic or upgrade single-pane windows to double-pane windows.
If your home office needs to serve multiple purposes, such as a guest room, hobby area or homework space, invest in space-saving furniture that can adapt to different needs without compromising productivity. Examples include folding wall mount desks, a pull-out couch, a side table with a charging station and storage ottomans.
Many of our clients enjoy having natural elements in their home office, as it brings them a sense of peace and tranquility while they work. You can achieve this by incorporating natural materials like wood, stone or bamboo into your office design. For example, you can create an accent wall made from reclaimed wood, along with a nature-inspired color scheme that draws in blues, greens and browns.
Ensure adequate lighting in your home office, especially during the evening or on cloudy days. A combination of ambient, task and natural lighting will reduce eye strain and create a pleasant working environment. While you can do most of this on your own, your contractor can also install recessed or wall lighting.
Start Planning Your Home Office
By following these remodeling tips, you can transform your home office into a productive and inspiring workspace that supports your remote work lifestyle. A well-designed home office will not only boost your productivity but also enhance your overall well-being as you seamlessly integrate work into the comfort of your home. Contact Kavin Construction to get a free quote on a home office renovation.