Nowadays with so many people working from their home, there have been many articles on how to turn your home into a perfect office. There are many things that you could to to make yourself comfortable at home, but the really important thing here is to make your home not only comfortable, but also a space in which you want to work. In this article I’m going to try and summarize the most important things that would turn your home into the office you’ve always dreamed of and helps you optimize your work.
The first and most important thing you should do is find the perfect location of your home, to turn into an office. Different parts of your home could make a tremendous difference in the way you work and that’s why it’s really important not to rush this part. The main points here are to try and find a place which is far from the main traffic areas of your home. Find a place which is bright and faces South, as this is the part of your home which is warmer and sets up the mood for work. No one likes working in a dark and dull place and if you have the option to choose your own working space why not make the best choice.
The second thing that I’m going to write about and I can’t really stress this enough is finding a place where you have a minimal amount of distractions. Find a place where you can’t see the TV, where you can’t hear the washing machine or anything like that. A good pair of sound isolating headphones could help out a lot with this, but sometimes these could be uncomfortable and if you work more than 8 hours a day it’s really not a good idea to rely on them only. We can go back to point one here and consider the place where our office is going to be again.
Make a major royal cleaning of the clutter around the place where you’re going to put your office.
This is really important to do as clutter seems to be one of the main problems with home offices. People don’t really care how their workspace looks like when no one else is going to see it and that’s why this is one of the points that are important.
The final and probably least important at first glance is painting your home office to inspire you. If you work in a dull place or a white room, this is not really inspiring, so spice it up a little bit with colors that you like and make you feel happy and make your mind tick. This is definitely one of the points that are definitely important and you wouldn’t like to pass.