Does Your Home Office Foster Productivity?

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If you are either putting together a new home office or you would like to renovate an old one, you will find that there are several areas that you should be taking into consideration. After all, this is a space that you want to keep bright and welcoming, yet you need to have a decent workflow. The right furniture, a good selection of decoration and ample storage space will always be key players in the best home office setting.

Your Desk

If you are buying a new desk, you obviously have to take overall function into consideration. Working from home will mean that you need to have a great space with plenty of work area along with enough storage for tools and documents. If possible, make your way to an office supply store or a furniture dealer so that you can sit down at a couple of desks that you are interested in and see if they work to fit in with your needs. Think about the work that you are doing during the day and the movement that you will be going through. Comfort and ample space will always be the top factors to look for when it comes to a new desk.

Your Decor

You never want to have a stark, boring office without anything on the walls. However, you never want to have too much on the walls so that you are easily distracted or you start to feel closed in. Family photographs and a few decorations are great, just be sure that you are adding in some of the must-have pieces including a desk lamp, pencil cups, trays for papers and more. You can also look for a good white board or chalk board to help you keep track of tasks along with a globe or map should you do any international work.

Once you come up with the wall colors, trim and any accents such as curtains and blinds, you should start to see that adding in some of the essentials will be easier. Look at the space and be sure that you have everything you need each day to get your work done while remaining completely comfortable. Your home office needs to be your space and not one that is shared with the rest of the family. After all, you want to be able to get all of your work done with ease, so think of it as a work oasis.

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