Working from home has become the new normal for millions of Americans. And if you’re one of them, you may have struggled to maximize your home workspace over the last year. That’s why we’ve rounded up some of the best ideas we’ve seen for giving your North County home office a serious upgrade. Take a look at these amazing ways you can take your home workspace to the next level.
Upgrade your view
Working at home can be a lot different than working in an office setting. It’s often said that you should place your desk in a power position facing the door. But when you’re working from home, that doesn’t really need to be a consideration. Instead, focus on the view. If you’re going to be sitting at your desk for hours every day, then why not reposition your desk under a window? For those lucky enough to have a choice of rooms, pick the one that gives you the best view — after all, you’re probably spending more time in your home office than any other room.
Try out a new desk
Speaking of desks, your home workspace is a great place to try out something new. Do you feel like you don’t get enough exercise? Then get yourself a treadmill desk so you can walk while you work. Do you get tired of sitting all day? Buy a standing desk or a convertible desk that shifts from sitting to standing.
Think outside the box
Who says you have to have “office” furniture in your home office? Ditching the cubicle is certainly one of the best things about working from home. Don’t be afraid to use furniture and decor in your home workspace that isn’t traditionally for the office. This could include an overstuffed armchair, a vintage dresser, or even a bar cart for corralling supplies.
Comfort is key
When you work long hours, your body can take a beating. Consider ergonomics when choosing a desk and chair. Set up computer monitors so you’re not looking up or down all day in order to reduce neck strain. And there’s no reason you can’t light up some scented candles, use an essential oil diffuser, or play ambient music on Spotify all day. With no officemates to worry about, your home workspace is your castle.
Invest in a back-up power supply
When you’re working from home, it’s essential that you have reliable power. When a storm hits or your power is knocked out for any other reason, you’ll feel better knowing that you’ll still be able to make your deadlines. It’s a good idea to invest in a back-up power supply to keep your computer and internet functioning even in the midst of a power outage.
Contact the Clark & Gilman Team today!
For many people, buying a North County San Diego home means not only finding a great place to live, but also having a wonderful place to work. If you’re shopping for a home, then contact the experts at the Cristine Clark & Jamie Gilman Team at 760-758-1211 or [email protected]. We’d love to help you make your real estate dreams a reality!