The last few months have put a major spotlight on how many of us are now able to effectively work from home, with research even suggesting that many have developed a real taste for it.
According to a survey by OnBuy.com which was covered by sites including Somerset Live, two-thirds of British workers say that they have enjoyed the experience of remote working, with popular benefits including avoiding commutes and flexibility around childcare. Furthermore, the study also hinted that 62 percent said they want to continue to work this way.
Developing the right space
While a lot of respondents said they would like to still work from home in the future, 82 percent even stated that they believe their productivity has increased while having this experience.
It may well be the case that some employers are open to the idea going forward, but in order to do it successfully it is also vital for workers to have access to the right type of space. With that in mind, here are just a few thoughts on how you might go about creating an ideal, productivity-boosting, and concentration-enabling office environment for working at home.
1. Find your location
While many people may have temporary solutions for working at home, it is useful to have a proper setup if you plan to do it across the long term. You might be able to transform a spare bedroom into a fully functioning workspace, but an alternative long-term plan may be to create some form of extension.
As Trussle explains in its extensive guide to the world of mortgage options, you could consider remortgaging in order to fund any home improvements. The mortgage comparison site adds that the right changes at the right time could even go on to increase the value of your property.
2. The right décor
Once you have decided on the location of your office, you will need to think about decorating it and ensuring it is fit for purpose.
Elle Decor’s article on potential office paint colors outlines how the right shade could have a big impact on how you function in the space, while it also includes suggestions from interior designers on what they might opt for in such an environment. Their experts recommend hues of off-white, gray, and dark blue for such spaces. Take some time to consider how you want the room to feel and what will work for you.
3. Be equipped
While you may not necessarily want to completely replicate the experience of working in an office, you should still ensure you have access to all of the tools and equipment that you need to do your job effectively.
This, of course, includes having access to the right furniture, including a quality desk and a comfortable, ergonomic chair. As TechRadar outlines in its guide on office chairs, such items are often overlooked but could have a big impact on your posture and back health.
A new way of working from home
Working from home can be hugely beneficial, but having the right environment to do it in is very important too. Hopefully, the ideas above might set you on the path to creating the perfect space for your needs.