Attempting to turn your home office from a boring utilitarian space into a private creative pad? You don’t need to spend a lot of money to make your alcove come alive. Here are a couple of innovative ideas that will make you open for business in a brand new way.
Add Multiple Monitors
Using multiple monitors in your home office can be godsend for multi-tasking. It allows you to have more windows open at the same time, such as a chat/IM, Skype, social media, Word documents and a web browser.
Functional Corner Desks
A desk is the heart and soul of any self-respecting home office. Corner desks generally contain a whole range of compartments, shelves and drawers for all your filing and office wares and are a good space-saving option if you’re limited on this account. Plus having two work spaces which you can switch between easily may well turn out to be a great aid to productivity.
All of the Peripherals
Consider getting spare batteries for your wireless mouse and wireless keyboard. Also it’s wise to invest in a back up device, cloud storage or a server to back up all of your important files. Make sure that you check wireless your set up properly in order to get the best speed out of your router.
Consider a multi-use approach to lighting. Various research studies have indicated that either natural light or soft ambient lighting works well for stimulating creativity. Whereas for the close-up, intensive work of architects or drafts-people, a strong spotlight works best, although you can buy daylight bulbs to fit these with.
Beware of Distractions
If you don’t have a physically separate room for your home office, then delineate the space as separate by the use of furnishings. Keep a set timetable for tackling work tasks and don’t be tempted by distracting leisure activities.
At times, it may seem as though you need superhuman levels of concentration working from home. However with the right work space, it’s all feasible.