A good home office considers everything from lighting to air quality to layout, but even the best of the best home offices should be reimagined from time to time. So what happens when you switch up your office layout? The results may surprise you. Here are a few quick tips for redesigning your home office space.
Most people will reconfigure their desks or buy a new piece of furniture whenever they think it’s time. Take a second to notice your office every quarter or so, because it gives you the chance to evaluate what’s working and what isn’t. Is your back hurting more after you bought that new chair? Did you recently read an article about the benefits of a standing desk? Would you prefer glancing out a different window of your home?
When redesigning your home office, throw your technology in the mix. Storage needs change as we get deeper into our work. We may need a new computer or tech that harmonizes with our smartphones versus existing outside of them. Has your spacial need changed? Perhaps you want to opt for a vertical monitor layout instead of a horizontal one.
Remember that equipment is just as important as furniture when working from home. It’s always a good idea to update software and hardware to ensure everything works as seamlessly as possible before you simply replace any electronic equipment.
The home office is a place to get things done, but that doesn’t mean it has to be a cold or unwelcoming place. From light diffusers to scent diffusers, there are ways to create energy in the space that works for you (and your boss).
So if you’re dragging your heels in the morning, consider energizing essential oils like oranges or peppermint. Or add another more comfortable chair other than your office chair if you need space to brainstorm or review dry documents.
There’s a lot to be said for keeping up with a home office. Even if it’s not always the most exciting room in the home, it can certainly be the one that helps you stay on top of everything that needs to get done.