The COVID-19 pandemic has presented us all with many challenges, including working from home! This can be great in many ways, as it means you can avoid the daily commute and establish a more flexible work routine. However, finding a comfortable space for your computer and desk where you feel you can concentrate and work from home can be difficult.
So, whether you’re operating from home on a part-time or full-time basis, take a look at some of our ideas on how to create a home office space.
De-Clutter to Improve Your Focus
De-cluttering your home will help to improve your focus, especially now that you and your family or housemates are in a lot more than usual. Create a clean and tidy home office space where you can concentrate and not be distracted by the piles of clothes waiting to be washed, or Christmas presents that haven’t yet found a place. If you have any seasonal items that won’t be required for a while, then check out our seasonal self-storage service.
Create an Office Space Under The Stairs
It isn’t necessary to dedicate a whole room to be a home office, as a well-defined workspace can be just as effective at getting you into a productive mode. Placing a small desk and some storage shelves under your staircase can create a practical space that feels separate from your main living area. You may also want to invest in some bespoke furniture to make the most of an awkward space.
Consider a Stand Workstation
Sitting down for prolonged periods isn’t always ideal for your posture and general health. When creating a home office space, why not consider a stand workstation? Using some inexpensive wood and shelving brackets, you can create the perfect standing workstation at a level to suit you and add a cool bar stool for when your legs get tired.
Use Multi-Purpose Furniture
If you live in a smaller home that lacks additional space then it can be difficult to find a practical area for your home office. However, using furniture with multiple purposes can be an ideal way to save space and work efficiently from home. Why not transform your dining room table into a desk during the week, or pop your laptop on to a cabinet and use the drawers to store all of your paperwork.
Transform a Cupboard
When creating a home office space, you may decide that transforming an old cupboard is the best way to go. Your work computer monitor can be placed inside the cupboard with shelving for your files, a runner for your keyboard and to-do boards on the back of the doors. Once your work is done for the day, you can simply close the cupboard doors on your office space and reclaim your living room.