If you work from home, you know how important a functional space is to help you stay motivated throughout the day. A custom office organization system is one of the best ways to keep your workspace in order, but there are few other things to consider when you’re trying to get the most out of your work day. Follow our tips to create a unique home office that inspires you to become more productive than ever.
Custom Design and Installation
Having ample storage in your office will help you create peace of mind by giving everything a proper home. When your desk is cluttered or if supplies are sitting on the floor, it can create a cluttered mind. This can hinder you from making the most out of a work day. By examining how you use your office, our dealers will make expert suggestions about what will work best in your office and help meet your storage needs. They might recommend adding the following to your workspace:
• Custom cabinets
• Adjustable shelving
• File Drawers
• Cord Management
• Sliding keyboard tray
• Computer tower holder
All of these features can be customized to fit in your space and match your needs.
When it comes to color, be careful about paint color and the accent colors you choose to use in your home office. According to design experts, choosing colors that keep you cool, calm and collected will help you remain focused throughout the day. For paint color, we recommend sticking with something neutral that won’t trigger strong emotions while at work. Accent walls are fine in a living room or dining room, but are less desired in a home office. In a professional setting, you should be focused. A bright wall could pose a distraction. Instead of painting an entire wall, use subtle accent colors when choosing office accessories to let your creativity shine. We recommend choosing accessory colors that will support your work efforts. Red, for instance, is a very strong color that is great for a negotiator or someone in sales who needs to be energized throughout the day. Yellow and orange can warm your space, while blue is great for creating a calm atmosphere.
We also offer a wide variety of colors and styles for cabinets and custom built desks. Our team of experienced designers will work right alongside you and help you create a design that is completely unique to your home office. View our complete list of colors and styles here.
Another way to create the perfect work environment is with lighting. Natural light is one of the best ways to feel rejuvenated, but unfortunately, it isn’t always readily available. When you need to create light in your office, there are few things you should consider. First, avoid working under direct overhead light because it can be harsh on your eyes. The goal is to illuminate your space without creating unnecessary glare. A lampshade is great for dispersing light and breaking it up. Something else to consider is the location of your light. You want to make sure that it’s not set up directly behind you, which would reflect off your computer monitor. You also don’t want your lighting set-up to cast shadows on your workspace. For instance, if you are right handed, a lamp on your right side could cause dark shadows, which could inhibit your work.
Creating a work area may take a little planning, but it’s worth it in the long run. A work area is usually defined as the section of your office where you spend the most time. For most careers, this is most likely your desk. Organizers Direct has the capability to design a custom desk that is just the size you need and can be installed with built-in storage. Once you start putting things away in your cabinets, on shelves or in file drawers, you’ll want to place your most used items on the top of your desk. The best rule to stick to here is that “less is more”. A cluttered desk is the number one way to cause distractions which can completely disrupt your day. We recommend being selective when it comes to what stays on top of your desk.
Define Your Space
The most important thing to consider when creating a home office is how you can separate it from the rest of your home. There is nothing worse than finishing a long day and feeling like you’re still at work. It can also go the other way around. If your home life overflows into your workspace, it is easy to lose focus. This can be determined during the design phase of your home office installation. We recommend choosing different paint colors and wood colors to separate your office from the rest of your house. In your mind, when you step in to your office, you’ll know it’s time to work. Another tip we have is to set a strict schedule for when you have to be in work mode. Let friends and family know that these set hours are for work so they can help you cut back on distractions
Working from home is a convenience that many people enjoy. It does, however, come with its own set of distractions that can be difficult to work around. With a custom designed home office from a professional Organizers Direct dealer, you can expect to receive a one-of-a-kind office that promotes productivity and focus while working. To get started on your design, find a dealer near you.