For those with plenty of square footage, their home office may be a dedicated space within their house. For others, space is tight and the kitchen table may have to do double duty. No matter where your home office is, there are still ways you can make it an attractive and efficient space.
Keep It Tidy
Maintain the same level of tidiness on your home office desk as you would a regular office desk. Less clutter will make it easier to keep track of important items and put you in the right headspace.
A portable desk organizer is perfect for compartmentalizing all of your day-to-day necessities. Plus, you can easily move it from one place to the next, if your "office" space tends to be in flux.
Consider Your View
A major upside to a home office is the ability to select and change your view to be more pleasing. If you have an actual office room, consider having your desk face a big window. If your office is in a different part of the house and you have to face a wall, post photos of your favorite memories. Something as simple as having a plant or flowers in your line of view can be uplifting.
Bring the Light In
Even if you aren't in video conference meetings, having plenty of light can make it easier to concentrate. Those who don't like strong overhead lights can opt for the soft glow of a table lamp or standing lamp.
Consider More Space
If the long-term investment of adding a permanent home office is necessary, consider having a home office created. You could add another room to your home or finish your basement and carve out space there. Your real estate agent is a great person to reach out to for remodeler recommendations. If a cramped office space has led you to realize that added square footage all around is needed, contact a Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers agent to start your home search.
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