How to Create the Perfect Home Office
Over the past year, there has been a huge shift towards working from home. The global pandemic has changed the way that people view home working. In fact, more companies are actively encouraging employees to continue to work remotely despite restrictions easing. Recent surveys have shown that many people would choose to work remotely either full-time or some of the time. Increased productivity, flexibility and saving money are some of the main benefits noted by companies and their employees. The self-employed, entrepreneurs and freelancers alike often have to work from home too.
Whilst working from home can have a number of benefits, there are some people who struggle to focus and find themselves being distracted by their surroundings. Sometimes it might feel tempting to complete a household chore or to begin filing paperwork, especially when you have a big task to tackle or a looming deadline. A home office, or simply having a dedicated workspace, can help to combat this. A dedicated space to complete your work duties can help you focus and increase overall motivation. From made-to-measure storage solutions to a spacious desk, there are many ways to ensure that your workspace suits you.
Here at Spires Interiors, we have a talented, experienced team that can help bring your home office ideas to life. Below, we’ve compiled a list of ideas on how to make the perfect home office.
Create a Dedicated Space
If you frequently work from home, you’ll want to ensure that your workspace allows you to be productive and work efficiently yet comfortably. If you’re easily distracted, you might want to ensure that your workspace is away from the main living areas in your home. Spare rooms can be transformed into the perfect work environment. Working with a carpentry specialist allows you to create an efficient workspace that suits all of your needs. Sometimes, the perfect office is actually not a whole room. Instead, you might choose to use the space underneath the stairs or another free space in your home. Bespoke furniture can help you ensure that you utilise every inch of space available whilst simultaneously catering for your storage requirements.
Most people who work remotely find that the desk is where they spend most of their day. For this reason, it’s important to make sure that you’re comfortable and have enough space. Your desk should be big enough to accommodate tech equipment and give you enough space to take notes. Depending on the space available, you might decide that a corner desk would suit you best. This will allow you to split your work station into two, you could have one section for your equipment and the other for note taking and filing. A skilled joiner can help create your desk of dreams. If you’re working in a small area, a made-to-measure desk can ensure that you’re utilising the available space in the best possible way.
You’ll most likely be spending a lot of time at your workspace so it’s a good idea to invest in well-designed, ergonomic furniture. Choose furniture that is supportive and comfortable to prevent injury and protect your health and overall well-being. It’s also important that office furniture is sturdy and reliable. Bespoke furniture can be made to suit your needs perfectly.
Invest in Clever Storage Solutions
Made-to-measure storage solutions can help you declutter and get organised. Working in a mess-free environment will help you stay focused and ensure that you know exactly where everything is. A joinery expert will be able to create storage solutions tailored to your needs and space available. Whether you’d like a smart shelving unit or stylish fitted wardrobes that hide everything from sight, bespoke storage solutions are an excellent choice.
Choose your style
Your ideal office might be full of greenery, soft furnishings and framed motivational quotes. Whilst others might like to use their office space to showcase their achievements. Instead, you might find that a minimalistic style might help you stay focussed. The beauty of a home office is that regardless of your preferences, you’ll be able to incorporate this.
If you’re contemplating upgrading your home office space, then get in touch to discuss your project and receive a no-obligation quote.