Working from home is more popular than ever — and we have a few recommendations for setting up your home office. Maximizing your home office space will help you be more productive by eliminating clutter and avoiding distractions. Here are a few tips for getting the most out of your home office.
1. Properly Sized Desk
There are a wide range of desk options available, from traditional “executive-style” desks to modern desks that raise and lower so you may either sit or stand while working at your desk. Regardless of the type of desk you prefer, make sure it is appropriately sized for your space. A desk that is too large could cause the office to feel cramped, making the room harder to use.
2. Custom Storage
Adding a closet (or expanding a pre-existing closet) will give you plenty of storage space for filing cabinets, printers, and other office equipment. This will help reduce the clutter so you can stay focused on work. If you don’t have a closet, consider installing custom shelving to organize papers and equipment. Just make sure the shelves are strong enough to hold the weight.
Comfortable seating will help you avoid aches and pains and make it easier to stay productive. Choose ergonomic chairs that complement your desk and the size of the room. Some chairs and sofas also have built-in storage compartments to help you further declutter the office so you can “create space.”
A few simple design choices will go a long way in helping you stay productive while working at home. For more ideas about incorporating an office into your custom home design, contact the team at Capstone Custom Homes today!