Home Improvements

Ways to Upgrade Your Home Office

With remote work on the rise, working from home has become a more common option. But when you work from home, you need a dedicated space to use as a home office. Otherwise, your concentration and discipline to do work can suffer. 

While you don’t need much to set up your home office space, smart planning and storage can help you optimise your space and boost your productivity. 

Keep reading for four home office ideas you can use to upgrade and transform your space.

home office - desk with a laptop stand and a macbook laptop perched on it

Add Plants to Reduce Your Stress

Not only will plants add a pop of colour and vibrance to your office, but they can also help alleviate your stress and help keep you calm! By adding just one plant to your home office, you’ll already start to feel the benefits.

Adding plants to your workspace is also a good idea if you want to increase your productivity and creativity. As a bonus, standing potted plants can also help you keep your desk clutter-free!

home office - green office walls and a big green pot plant in corner of the office

Consider Supportive Flooring for Your Home Office

When you spend a lot of time in front of a computer, you might be on the lookout for the best ergonomic options. Well, standing desks are one of the most popular options right now. But have you ever considered how your floors might impact you?

Anti-fatigue floor mats can give you support while standing and reduce any discomfort you feel, so you can keep working for longer periods of time. These floor mats come in a variety of shapes and sizes, so you’ll be able to find one that matches your home office decor. 

If you’re struggling to find something you like, you can also consider using a plush rug pad under a mat to achieve a similar effect.

home office - blue walled office with big rug across room, gym equipment in background

Focus On Your Home Office Lighting

When transforming a space that wasn’t initially meant to be used as an office, you might find the lighting of the room to be a problem. Picking the right lighting for your office isn’t as easy as you might think. The first step is knowing about the different types of lighting that exist before you even look at different light fixtures and lamps.

For your office space, you’ll want to focus on natural light combined with task lighting. It’s also a good idea to opt for lighting where you can adjust the colour temperature. This way, you can ensure the lighting works for you.

If you’re creating a permanent office space, you should consider hiring an electrician to help you set up the perfect lighting for your new workspace.

home office - big wooden desk with bright warm yellow light shining onto it from a lamp

Use Your Wall Space

While you’ll most likely be doing your work on a computer, sometimes you need a more hands-on approach to help you plan and visualise your ideas.

Sticky notes and magnetic whiteboards are a great option if you’re looking for a non-permanent option. But if you’re looking to create a more permanent working space, you can hire a painter to create a chalkboard wall for you.

home office - wall of sticky notes

Frequently Asked Questions

What Do I Do if My Bedroom Doubles as My Home Office Space?

The reality is that most people don’t have an extra room in their house that they can turn into an office, so most home offices are situated in bedrooms. If you want to keep your office more private, you can consider adding a divider to block yourself off from the rest of the room.

All you need is a small area that you can personalise to help you feel more productive.

What Do I Do if My Home Office Desk Is Too Cluttered?

Working in a cluttered space will seriously affect your concentration and productivity. The best thing to do if you don’t have space to store your extra clutter is to try and use storage solutions to optimise your working space.

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Create a Home Office That Works for You

You spend a lot of time working, so it’s important that you have a space that helps motivate you and keeps you productive. 

Everyone will have different home office needs, so take some time to make a list of everything you want to include in your space before you get started.

Creating the perfect home office isn’t always a one-person job, so feel free to contact our skilled contractors to help you turn your dream office into a reality.

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