5 Tips to Create the Ultimate Home Office Space
Having the right home office setup can improve your productivity and keep you focused on the job(s) at hand. At Flexi, we’ve proudly created many home offices over the years, and we’re here to share a few of our tips with you. Let’s begin!.
Location, Location, Location
When it comes to a home office renovation, the first thing you need to consider is where your workplace will be. Do you have the space to dedicate a whole room for your home office, or will you need to create a study nook to serve your needs? This will have a big impact on your final design.
As for location, do you need somewhere with plenty of peace and quiet? If you’re planning on having in-person meetings from home, it’s also important to have easy access to bathroom facilities for your guests, too.
Create the Right Atmosphere
A good home office fitout will help to provide you with a comfortable and inspiring space to do your best work. To create the right atmosphere, here are some things to consider:
- Do you have enough natural light? Swap heavy window coverings for sheer curtains or blinds to let in some sunlight and fresh air. It can do wonders for your mood and productivity!
- Add a touch of greenery through easy-care potted plants.
- Invest in some statement artwork or furniture pieces that add character and warmth to the space.
- Make sure you have good lighting, including downlights, strip lighting or even a simple desk lamp if you’re planning on working nights.
Invest in Quality Equipment
When it comes to quality equipment, we’re not just talking computers, printers and a good internet connection. There are also things like whiteboards and pinboards to help you map out creative ideas, power solutions and smart storage to keep cables at bay, ergonomic furniture to protect your posture, and so much more.
As the home office Perth experts, our Flexi team can help you source the right equipment to suit your needs. Find out how we can help!
Sort out your storage
Storage needs have changed a lot over the last five or so years as we are now using the cloud, USB’s and hard drives for our storage requirements rather than printed copy. However, we still need to plan for keeping things functional and tidy. First of all, figure out how much space you’ll need for your desk, chair and any other essential furniture (think printers and scanners, too). Then, it’s time to sort out the best storage solutions.
Adjustable shelving and file drawers can help you keep documents and textbooks at bay, while overhead cupboards can keep your lesser-used items neatly tucked away. You can also invest in decorative baskets to house your stationery, and keep your space looking clean and tidy. That way, you’ll be less easily distracted.
Look After your Wellbeing
Like every good office, putting your health and wellbeing first is a priority. Try to set up and stick to a regular schedule that factors in break times, and make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day. Invest in quality headphones to help you tune out ambient noise and increase your focus, and try to keep your office space as separate from your living area as possible. This way, you won’t feel like you’re always at work!
Feeling inspired to explore a home office renovation? Then our Flexi experts are here to help! From Joondalup, Perth, Myaree, Fremantle and beyond, we’re ready to create the perfect home office space in any location. To find out how we can help, contact with our team today.