How to Design Your Home Office to Maximize Productivity

One of the benefits of working from home is having complete control over your home office design. What is the best way to create a space that is both comfortable and enhances your work? Here are several tips for how to design your home office to maximize productivity.

Find Quiet Spot

 

Home Offices
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Choose a spot in your home that is away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.  The television and noise from the kitchen can be very distracting when you are trying to work.  You will also need privacy when taking phone calls or video conferencing.  If you can, choose a room that is at the back of your house, away from the living areas.  If that is not possible, create barriers by using bookcases as dividers, portable screens, or other ways to create a space that is separate from the other areas of your home.

Get Organized

 

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A clean, decluttered office is essential for maximizing productivity.  Custom designed bookshelves are perfect for holding materials and supplies, as well as for adding decorative elements to your space. Ample counter surface is essential for working on. Storage cabinets with doors are a great way to conceal supplies and help keep clutter at bay.

The Southtown home office by California Closets is a clean, contemporary design with a bold color finish. The high gloss doors and drawer fronts have a Sapphire blue finish with steel gloss edges.  Polished chrome hardware help finish this modern home office piece that is custom made to suit your work demands.

Go Green

 

Going Green in Your Home Office
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There are two ways to go green in your home office, and both will promote a healthier work environment that is more conducive to work.  Biophilic design is based on the theory that connecting with nature is a deeply innate need that we have as humans.  Bringing design elements that are inspired by nature into our home offices creates a more natural, soothing environment that is more conducive to work.  Home Spaces explains that “Biophilia is the idea that humans possess an innate tendency to seek connections with nature and other forms of life. It stems from the Greek meaning “love of life.” Biophilic design applies these principles to the built environment, incorporating nature in a deep and fundamental way.”

The other way to go green to make your office space more productive is to consider energy efficient lighting and energy sources as well as low fume materials for furnishings.  The cleaner the air is in your home office, the better able you will be to stay focused.  We offer several suggestions for innovative tech products for the home that will help make your home office space more “green” and eco friendly.

Mask Sounds

Even if your home office is in a secluded corner of your home, there will still be the inevitable distraction.  A white noise machine will help drown out many distracting sounds so that you can stay focused on the task at hand. Cambridge Sound Management offers customized sound masking systems. A sound masking system “is an advanced commercial white noise technology designed to reduce noise distractions and protect speech privacy. More advanced than white noise machines or white noise generators, sound masking is specifically engineered to mask human speech, sound masking helps boost productivity and privacy.”

Use a Standing Desk

 

Home Office Design Standing Desk
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You will spend most of your time at your work desk.  Your workspace will either enhance your ability to work or it will drain you, depending on how comfortable or uncomfortable it is to be at.  Many have found that a stand up desk or work station helps them maintain focus and keep their posture healthy. Many brands offer a sit-stand desk, so you can push a button and adjust the height of the work station to feet your needs. The Focal Upright Locus Desk Bundle comes with an adjustable seat and an anti fatigue mat.

Which of these productivity boosting design ideas do you have in your home office already?

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