It seems like working from home is becoming the norm rather than the exception nowadays. As a result, it looks like you will have to use that space you set up as an office in your home or apartment that used to sit dormant for years. A home workspace is also becoming increasingly popular in the home buying and selling process, as more buyers want homes with designated home offices. So if you want to sell your house fast, consider including a functional home workspace. But what exactly do you need to make this space the ideal workspace for you to be more productive working from home (WFH)?
Use a Spacious Desk
A spacious desk is one of the most critical items you need to make your WFH experience comfortable. Not only will you need space for your personal computer but you may also need space for the work computer and other equipment your company provides. Additionally, you may need space for other items, including your calendar, planner, and other vital accouterments, to keep you organized throughout the day. Having all these things stacked on a tiny desk can become quite uncomfortable. You may want to consider a large rectangular desk or an L-shaped desk to give you the space you need for all of your necessary items.
Another thing to consider is how much time you spend at your desk when choosing the type of desk you buy. Standing desks are becoming increasingly popular as they allow users to continue working while standing. Instead of sitting all day and becoming lethargic, standing desks will enable you to remain productive while stretching your legs.
Get a Comfortable Chair
Another equally important component of a functional office is a comfy chair. Remember the nice chairs you had at your company office or in the conference room? It may be a good idea to invest in something like these or something even better. Chances are you probably do a lot of sitting all day which can take a toll on your back. Getting an ergonomic chair will allow you to adjust your comfort levels for the best support while working throughout the day.
Use Quality Computer Equipment and Wi-Fi
“Can you hear me now?” This hilarious statement was a funny catchphrase in commercials for a primary cell phone provider in the early 21st century. Certainly, you don’t want to be saying this phrase to your customers or co-workers while you are on a video conference. Therefore, it would be wise to invest in high-quality computer equipment and a strong Wi-Fi receiver. Excellent Wi-Fi and top-notch computer equipment will keep you productive throughout the day and minimize the need for you to search for areas of the house where there is better reception.
When working in your office, it can be pretty perplexing to scramble and look for paper and pen while on an important phone call. Therefore, it is a good idea to incorporate some helpful storage solutions into your home office. Proper shelving, bookcases, file cabinets, and other forms of storage will help you stay organized and easily find what you need when you need it.
Include Blue-Enriched Lighting
When working in a home office, it is ideal to have natural light shining into the space. However, some home spaces may not allow natural light to flow into the room. Or, if you work while the sun isn’t out, you may not be able to take advantage of natural light. The next best thing is blue-enriched lighting. You can switch out your old-fashioned candescent light bulbs for LED lights enriched with 4,600 Kelvin or higher. Or you can purchase lamps with multiple settings, including warm and cool. The cool setting will help improve your performance and productivity as you work. You can switch to warm settings when you are ready to relax.
How long this WFH phenomenon will last is uncertain. But for now, you will still need to remain productive. Choosing the right items for your home office will allow you to be organized and comfortable until this WFH trend ends, which doesn’t seem to be in the foreseeable future.