So many of us are working from home these days, which has been a welcome change for a lot of people. However, if you don’t have a designated home office, it can be a struggle to find the best work setup for your needs. Here are some tips for improving your home office and how you can make the most of small spaces.
A natural touch
Adding plants to your WFH area is a great idea on so many levels. Firstly, if you choose the right types of indoor plants that are easy to manage, you won’t have to worry about them dying – even if you don’t have a green thumb! Secondly, plants have been shown to boost serotonin levels, and let’s be honest, it’s just a much nicer environment with some plants around.
If you’re worried about soil or insects, there are other options, such as terrariums, which can either hang or stand. These don’t require any soil, and they’re also a cool, modern way to decorate any part of your home.
If you spend a lot of time working from home, comfort is going to be a major factor. While it might be convenient, sitting on the couch or at the dining table with a laptop won’t do any favours for your body.
Firstly, invest in an ergonomic office chair. There are hundreds of designs available, so you can choose one that matches the aesthetic of your space. Secondly, think about the work surface. Laptop risers can improve your wrist position, as can wrist guards and an ergonomic mouse.
Who says you have to settle for a traditional desk or filing cabinet from the office supply store? Sure, there are some pretty fancy-looking ones available, but many of them take up a lot of space and aren’t designed to perfectly suit your room. If you want to use a smaller section of your home for work, consider bespoke cabinetry. Not only will it give your home office a sleek, modern look, but it will also be extremely functional and designed for your particular needs.
With the help of an experienced designer, you could have a desk and storage options built into your home. This allows better use of space, and it will be created to work with your existing home – no major renovations required! Bespoke cabinetry is also the ideal solution if you only have a very small area, such as a study nook.
Need to transform your WFH space?
Here at DéGabriele Kitchens and Interiors, we can help you transform your work-from-home space into a much more functional, beautiful and convenient area. Even working with small spaces, we use our years of experience to help you maximise the room you have. Whether you have an area for a dedicated home office or you need to transform a smaller space into a working area, we’ve got you covered. From custom joinery for home offices to stunning luxury kitchens, we’re here to help with your renovation upgrade needs. Contact us today to find out how we can help!