2020 has thrown all sorts of curveballs our way and if, like many Australians, you found yourself working from home at some stage, you’ll know all too well the importance of having a good space in which to work. Although many of us here in WA are lucky enough to be back at the office now, 2020 has inspired many home and room renovations, especially home offices!
Whether you run a business from home or just a busy household, creating a dedicated workspace helps to keep organisation and productivity in check. We’ve put together our top tips for creating the ultimate office space in your Jindowie home that you’ll actually want to spend time in.
Create a designated space
Whether or not you have a designated room for an office in your house, it’s important to create a space that is only for work or home admin. This will help to separate work from play and ensure that you can be as focused as possible when working. Choose a space with plenty of natural light, fresh air, minimal distractions and with enough room for you to setup all you need for a productive workday.
Gone are the days of boring, stale office spaces. Use this opportunity to create a workspace that you actually want to spend time in. Create some vision boards on Pinterest and get inspired to decorate and furnish your office. You don’t need to spend a lot of money either, there are plenty of stores that have some functional and on-trend pieces of furniture and home décor that work well in offices and won’t break the bank!
Ergonomics are key
A proper desk, chair and computer height are really important in any working environment. When seated at your desk, your feet should rest flat on the floor with your thighs parallel to it. Select a chair that offers plenty of back support and your desk should be around elbow height. Computer screens should be adjusted so that they are slightly below eye level. Sit-stand desks are also a great investment if you’ll be spending longer periods at the desk, research has found that a combination of sitting and standing throughout the day is great for your health.
Furniture stores such as Officeworks have great ranges of ergonomic office gear, so if you’re unsure about what to select, head in and chat to the staff who will be best placed to advise you.
Add some greenery
The addition of plants to a home office space is an easy way of injecting a dose of nature to the indoors. Plants freshen up any space, improve the air and are easy to look after. Plus, just think about all the fun pots you could use to decorate!
Don’t forget the essentials
Take some time to stock up your office with everything you need for a successful workday. Pens, staplers, technology (fast speed Internet, printers, phone), well labelled files and ample storage will be really useful when you’re in a solid workflow.
Keep this space free of distractions and, if possible, make sure it’s set up in a quiet part of your home. High traffic areas such as the kitchen, communal living spaces and the front door are probably not ideal for when you need to be in the zone with a project or deadline.
Have you got an impressive home office space? What advice would you give to someone thinking of creating one in their Jindowie home? Let us know if you have any tips! And if you think you’d love to live (or work from home!) in Jindowie, contact Debra or Lee today. They’d love to chat about creating your dream life here in Yanchep.
Phone: 0414 940 724
Phone: 0403 060 129