4 Tips for the Perfect Home Office

Since the coronavirus pandemic spawned nationwide quarantines, we’ve all been spending more time at home. While businesses are reopening and people are venturing back out into the world, this experience has transformed how many of us will work for the foreseeable future.

Beyond how we work, it has changed where many of us work, highlighting the importance of a quality home office. Continue reading for four tips for creating the perfect space to work at home.

How to Make the Perfect At-Home Work Space

  1. Pick the right room. Before you pick out a desk and other office necessities, you first have to determine where your office will be. If you live at the Colony Reserve, one of your two additional bedrooms may be an option. Or, if those rooms are already in use, the right spot could be along the bay window in the master bedroom overlooking the pristine community lake. Whichever room you choose, make sure it gives you the privacy and space you need.
  2. Identify what you need. The necessary equipment for your office will be largely dictated by the kind of work you do. Whether you have a small setup with a laptop and lamp or need multiple monitors, a printer, or other specialized gear, now’s the time to determine what you need, then you can determine where you need it. Some equipment may need to be on your desk and always within reach, while larger or lesser-used items like filing cabinets and reference books may work just as well next to your desk or even on the other side of the room.
  3. Find the right desk. Now that you know where you’ll be working and what you’ll be working with, it’s time to find a desk that best compliments those variables. An ideal desk will work with its location, not against it, ensuring you maximize useful space. Keep in mind the necessary equipment that will need to live on that desk, as well as the equipment that you can position around it. But most importantly, whether your desk is large or small, made of wood or glass, your desk should bring you joy if you intend to get the most out of your working hours.
  4. Decorate the rest. With your desk in place and your equipment all ready, it’s time to put the finishing touches on your new home office. From family pictures and original art to shelves lined with your favorite books, it’s important to strike a balance between cultivating joy and creating distractions. The goal should be to decorate your office just enough to make you want to be there, but not so much that you lose sight of why you’re there.

Every Home Office Starts with a Home

If you’re stuck on step one and can’t find the perfect place to set up your home office, maybe it’s time to look for a new home. Click here and contact us now to learn more about Colony Reserve.