Post by Stacey Walker. Stacey mostly works behind the scenes for Walker Woodworking, managing day to day operations, and marketing. Stacey has helped many clients create their dream space.
Home Office – the new must-have
The home office has become more than just a place to pay bills or write a grocery list. As more and more people work from home, having a dedicated space is essential because it allows you to separate work from home. By definition, the purpose of an office is to create a supportive environment for the occupant to perform their job. Having a space set aside just for work, whether it is professional or personal, allows creativity and energy to flow unhindered. Many designers believe a home office is becoming one of a home’s must-have features. In fact, there is evidence that having a home office can make a home more attractive to potential buyers. Here we share a few things we believe are important to creating an office that will help make it easier to meet those deadlines and check off that to-do list.
Having a defined workspace can encourage productivity because it allows us to focus on the task at hand. It can also help limit the distractions that vie for our time on a regular basis. Knowing there is a dedicated, functional space can also help remove the drag of work. Ultimately, time is saved when all the tools needed to accomplish the assignment are in one location. When we want to bake, it helps to have all the ingredients on hand instead of running around the kitchen looking for one thing and another. The same goes for a home office, a well-defined workspace will keep you on track to checking off the next thing on your list.
Today more than ever, we are dependent on our phone as is evident when we realize we are almost out of power and there is no charger in sight. Though they are a needful piece of equipment, chargers can be an eyesore. By creating a designated space that is custom-built into the desk or tucked away neatly nearby eliminates the clutter while enabling you to stay connected. Creating a functional space does not mean beauty need be compromised. We have helped many of our clients find creative ways to incorporate a charging station in their home office while staying with the design.
The only thing better than a dedicated workspace is an organized workspace. Clutter is easy to accumulate and can quickly quench the fires of productivity. We all have had those moments when we can’t find that one document we need or a bill that went unpaid because it was lost under all the other papers strewn over the desk. By having designated spaces for paperwork, tools, and supplies efficiency will be maximized as will your time. At Walker Woodworking, we love helping our clients create storage solutions that solve problems and erase the clutter.
Make it yours!
Each of us has a unique way of doing things, a method for storing items or filing important papers. It is important to have a home office that is a reflection of your style. Carving out a space that is dedicated just for an office that is unique to the things you need can promote an environment that is not only productive but inviting. Motivation is a powerful tool and the atmosphere can play a big part in keeping us motivated to move forward. By having a space that we want to go to, we can almost guarantee more will get done with less of a struggle. View our gallery to find inspiration or give us a call to learn how we can help design a space that allows you to meet those deadlines with ease.