Whether you need an office to manage your business after hours or a space to organize family paperwork, you can create a space that maximizes productivity, keeps your creative juices flowing and allows you to accomplish necessary tasks while staying close to your family. Read on to discover tips for designing functional storage that organizes both horizontally and vertically, planning for technology, including plenty of natural light, and creating a focal point or accent wall.
You will spend hours in your home office, so be smart with where you choose to put it. Consider distractions and traffic flow, as well as your preferences in a work environment. Do you work better with noise or silence? How about in a large space or a small office? While a central space may sound nice to you, a visiting client might disagree.
2. Function over Form
Your office should work for you, not against you. Plan your office day into your design. Place shelving within arm’s reach for those necessary manuals or reference books. Have a smart organizing system built in to keep your desk free of clutter.
3. Your Body Matters
Your body is going to spend hours at a time sitting in your office. Splurge on yourself and get a beautiful, ergonomic seat – your body will thank you. If you’re building your office, consider the standing desk as an option. Just make sure you add some comfort for your feet if you do.
4. Smart Organization
Most offices lack square footage, but storage options are a must. Hang floating shelves or other alternatives for books and office technology, and arrange vertical file folders or baskets for important papers. Set aside one desk drawer with built-in organizers for those pesky items that clutter your desk.
5. Mastery Over Technology
You may not have control over the design of your equipment, but you do control where it sits and where the wires go. Build near adequate electricity and network ports. Install excess cord storage space into your desk or buy something to help hide wires. Organize your cords under your desk as efficiently as you can, keeping in mind which cables you might need to lengthen on occasion.
6. Let There Be Light
You need to see what you are working on. Make sure to install adequate lighting and arrange your monitors so window glare doesn’t block parts of your screen. If you conduct office meetings online, add proper lighting for being on camera.
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