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5 Ways to Improve Your Workspace at Home
With hybrid working on the rise, we look at the seven easiest ways that you can make the area you work in at home a more enjoyable space.
- Create a Light Workspace
As we continue to navigate our way through new ways of working, the need for space in our homes in which we can work has become more important than ever before.
Make your workspace somewhere you’ll enjoy spending time; after all, we spend a lot of our time at work. Even the smallest spaces can be made light and airy, with the right décor and furniture. Think natural, light colours and space-saving furniture.
- Avoid Clutter
It’s easier to work in a calm, organised space, so declutter your workspace and keep it that way with furniture that storage in it and compact, space-saving shelves and racks.
Organise your paperwork in files that work with the décor and you’ll spend less time looking for items and more time working productively.
- Separate Work and Home
Rather than work on the kitchen or dining room table or sit on the bed with a laptop, try to find an area where you can dedicate the space to work and are able to walk away from it at the end of the working day.
When working from home, it’s important not to let work creep into your home life, and having separate workspace can help with this.
- Take Time Out During the Day
If we don’t take a break during the day, we actually become less productive. Have regular breaks and move your body, even if it’s just a short walk or taking half an hour for lunch away from your desk.
Try to have a routine, as you would if you were going into the office, so that you don’t find that you haven’t moved from your desk for 5 hours or you’re still sat working well into the evening.
- Build an Office in Your Garden
If you have some outdoor space, consider a garden room or studio, which you can use as your office. A garden room can offer multifunctional space for a variety of uses, not just work, making it a cost-effective way to create additional, useful space.
Choose from an installed garden room or a DIY garden room kit and build it yourself (or with the help of a builder) and you’ll be able to enjoy having a workspace that’s separate to your home but still just a short commute away.