Whether you want a place to do monthly finances or need a space to run a startup, you need a designated area that suits your needs. But creating the office space that doesn’t involve a folding table and chair can be challenging, especially if your home is small and your budget is tight.
If you’re looking for ways to create the perfect office space that suits your needs and reflects your personality, you’ve come to the right place. With our floor plan concepts, Magnolia Homes can help you create the perfect office space in your home.
Choose a Location
Where you work is just as important as how you work. In fact, the location of your office can directly impact your productivity. Choose a high-traffic area in your home and you’ll probably be distracted more than you’d like. On the other hand, if you choose an area where you can focus, you’ll be more productive and feel happier in that space.
If you have a spare room, then take full advantage and convert it into an office. If your home is on the smaller side, there are still ways to create an office space. Look for open nooks in your home where you can build a desk into the closet or even an unused wall.
Focus on Function
Besides being comfortable, you also need to focus on function. We can help you create a space that boosts functionally and has everything you need at arm’s length. You can install built-in shelving above the desk for easy access. Also, choose a desk that is as functional as it is aesthetically pleasing. Even at home, the key to productivity is proper organization. Some of the best ways to keep things organized is by investing in the following:
- Desk drawer organizers
- Colored-coated folder tabs
- File boxes
- Portable file cabinets
And don’t forget to keep your pens and pencils contained as well. There’s nothing more frustrating than needing to write something down and not having anything to write it down with.
Don’t Sacrifice Comfort
Your office doesn’t need to only be about business. In fact, home offices are the best place to show off your personality and design it your way. Think about what makes you comfortable and incorporate it into your office.
Most importantly, think about seating. Your office chair should do more than look luxurious. It also needs to have lumbar support and be ergonomically correct. Make sure it’s adjustable and the right height for your desk. High-back, well-padded chairs are usually the best bet.
Use Natural Light
If possible, put your desk in front of a window. Unlike the harsh lighting in offices that can make you feel sluggish, natural light actually makes you feel energized and ready to work. Take full advantage of natural light during the day. If you only use your office at night, invest in light bulbs that mimic the natural light and make you feel more alert.
Working from home not only boosts work-life balance, but it also lets you design an office space that’s perfect for you. Take the time to research both functional and fun pieces and create a space that’s worth working in. Contact Magnolia Homes to get started on designing the ideal home office for your needs.