In the last year and a half, many homes have been forced into becoming full-time offices, part-time schools, and everything in between functional spaces. These shifts in-home use have created an upswing in remodeling spaces and renovations to homes to create spaces suitable for school and work to be completed.
Now, to the relief of many parents in the Kansas City area, kids are back in school. But many companies continue to allow and in some cases, encourage people to work remotely. In fact, we may see work from home employment options continue to increase as companies seek this less overhead option. They also recognize working from home as a convenient benefit for employees.
Homeowners are continuing to seek ways to adapt their homes to accommodate a functional space. Here are five ways to remodel your home to create a more productive and positive work environment.
Five Ways to Improve Your Work from Home Space
Enclose the space. It is easy to get distracted at home especially if there are other people in the house with you. Dedicated office space is ideal but if that is not possible, a room divider or natural partition, like building a bookcase to close off an area, will help.
Reduce the noise. One of the main culprits of distraction is noise. A more soundproof office will help eliminate interruptions and create an environment that is more focus-friendly. Even just replacing the office door with a solid door will help reduce the noise coming in from the other side. You can create a quieter space with a solid core door from Masonite.
Light it up. Give the room a new look with new windows. Natural light is the optimal choice for a productive work environment because it helps enhance mood and motivation. But if that is not possible, then choose daylight light bulbs for your lamps and lighting fixtures.
Increase the bandwidth. The last thing you want is the internet to go out during an important zoom meeting. Boosting your Wi-Fi capacity keeps you online without pauses or breaks in service. And this is even more important if you have multiple people working or schooling from home.
Store supplies. Clutter creates chaos. Build a cabinet, shelving, or storage bin for your office space to keep supplies and files protected and out of the way.
These are a few renovations you can make to your home to create an environment ideal for work productivity, focus, and efficiency. If you have any questions or need any building supplies for this home project, we can help. Give our team a call.