When most people think about designing their home office, functional issues usually hold prevalence. However, it’s also important that you get the basic design scheme right. You want to work in a fresh and light space that doesn’t make you feel like you’re in a cupboard.
There are lots of ways you could achieve your goal, but I’ve listed some of the best ones in this post. It’s all about getting the basics right so you have room in which you can complete your work. Ideally, you want to limit the number of distractions, and ensure you are not working under artificial lights all day long. That is bad for your eyes, and bad for your health.
- Choose the right room
Lots of people choose to create a home office in a spare bedroom. However, that isn’t always suitable because of noise issues. Your family will clatter around in the mornings while they use the bathroom, and they are certain to disturb your work. With that in mind, you should consider converting your attic or garage. The latter option is usually preferable, but you will have to invest in some new garage doors at the very least. In most instances, you will also have to insulate the space to ensure you don’t get too cold in the winter. Your computer is not designed to handle extreme changes in temperature.
- Add more windows
Wherever you choose to base your home office, you are going to need natural light. As you can see from the image I’ve attached to this post, adding more windows is a good idea. It will help to keep the space fresh and light. That will mean you will use less electricity, and take full advantage of Earth’s main power source. Just make sure you work out all the costs involved before starting work. You should obtain numerous quotes from different companies, and use them to get a better deal.
- Consider your flooring solution
Carpet is always going to provide a level of heat retention you don’t get with wooden floors. However, you want your office to look as upmarket and professional as possible. With that in mind, you should opt for wooden floors unless there are good arguments against the idea. Laminate will ensure your chair moves freely, and it will also ensure your office looks the part. You can cover them with rugs during the winter if your office becomes too cold. Then, simply remove the rugs when the summer months arrive.
The only other thing you need to worry about related to your choice of desk. There are lots of different solutions available on the market today. You just need to work out which is best for your office. Of course, some people choose to build their desk to ensure it meets their requirements. Just make sure you read some guides online before starting work if that seems like a good idea. Whatever you decide to do, at least your home office should look good and function well this year.