A home office is a good feature to have in any home. It’s the place where you check emails, pay bills, store paperwork, and do a bit of work—whether it be job-related, volunteer, or just “home” work. More than ever, the traditional home office has taken on a greater significance as many of us are now working from and spending more time at home. So how do you establish an efficient and productive, yet aesthetically pleasing home office?
A Defined Space—Whether it’s a dedicated office, a bedroom or flex room, or just a corner of the family room in which to set up a home office, it’s important to create an organized space with privacy to accommodate your needs. If an entire room is not an option, consider establishing boundaries with dividers which can be as simple as utilizing plants, or find a multi-purpose area of the home (think extra bedroom with a Murphy bed to maximize efficiency). Then add personal touches that reflect your personality to create an area you’ll want to work in every day!
Quality Lighting—Proper lighting reduces eye strain, so place lights above, behind, and near the computer. Natural lighting is important as well and a desk placed parallel to a window provides light and a view! Table lamps provide added lighting for those dark days and nights, particularly when the natural light just won’t cut it.
Form and Function—This is your home office, so let it reflect your personality.
Equipment Ideas—If your job has moved to remote and you’ll be working from home for the foreseeable future, you might consider investing in some added technology to make life more convenient.
Now if you’re in the market for a new home, you’ll find that our Sanibel and Captiva floor plans at Walker Villas offer a flex room which can easily become a home office. We’ll even build in your desk with storage. So, if this option is important to you, consider buying a home in our community which can provide you with space for all your needs. With only a few units remaining, we’d love to see you in one of our luxury condominium homes today!