Improve Your Home Office

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According to Forbes, “One in five Americans work from home and 30 million of us work from home at least once a week and that number is expected to rise to 63% in the next five years.” With such an increase of remote employees and the ability to work outside of the office walls, it is important to create a functional and motivating work space.

There are many benefits of working from home, from not having to put on shoes or invest in a business wardrobe to being more in control of your environment and daily schedule!

However, you do have to work a little harder to stay on task and get the job done well.

Fashion the perfect office environment and set yourself up to create a productive space with 5 helpful tips.

How-to Design your Home Office for Greater Productivity

Keep a Professional Atmosphere

Include wall hangings, calendars and motivational visuals to create an environment that is inspiring and welcoming.

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Power Position your Desk

Ideally, you should be able to see the door and everything out in front of you when you are seated at your desk.  If your back must face toward the outside of the room, hang a mirror so that you can see the rear view.

Set Boundaries

You will have to separate your home life from your work environment.  Define these boundaries so that family members and friends respect your workspace and work hours.

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Choose a Comfortable Chair

Never underestimate the benefits of a well-designed desk chair.  Some people are more comfortable in a plain wooden back chair, others prefer a plush seat in which to partially recline.

Whichever you choose, make sure you are seated at the correct distance from your work space to avoid unwanted ailments such as low back pain or carpal tunnel syndrome. Many places will give you a 30-day trial period so that you may find the desk chair that is right for you.

Lighten up

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Good lighting is perhaps the single most important factor influencing your comfort and productivity level.

  • The right desk lamp should help to mitigate eyestrain, glare and mental fatigue.
  • Portable lamps equipped with full spectrum bulbs provide a quality of light close to that of actual sunshine. This is especially essential in winter months or in windowless offices where access to natural light is limited.
  • Floor lamps may help to balance your design scheme, while providing additional ambient illumination.

 

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