Designing your home

Home Office Workspace Design Ideas That Make You Want To Work

Forget cramped cubicles and noisy coworkers: the beauty of working from home is that you can create an office space that’s stylish, comfortable and inspiring. With these home office workspace design ideas, you’ll actually want to work!

A dedicated space

The advent of new technology has blurred the boundaries between home and work. This means we’re often ‘on call’ even after work hours but, on the flipside, workplaces are becoming more flexible in allowing you to work from home. If this sounds like you, it’s more important than ever to have a dedicated space set aside. For your home office to be productive, it should have:

    • Excellent wifi access that’s capable of downloading large files and videos.
    • Privacy, so you can shut yourself off from the rest of the house.
    • Plenty of natural light, to help reduce stress and connect you to the outside world.
    • Appropriate set-up. Do you require more than one screen? A colour printer and scanner? A spot away from the computer where you can review documents? Factor in all your requirements at the design phase.

Storage and organisation: the winning formula

To stay organised and clear-headed, you’ll need plenty of storage. Having a place for everything will keep your mind – and desk – free of clutter.

    • Use a filing cabinet to store important paperwork. If you’re dealing with sensitive information, make sure the cabinet can be locked.
    • Incorporate cupboards, shelves and drawers for items you don’t need every day, like books, spare paper, and ink cartridges.
    • Consider installing a bulletin board or chalkboard to display your daily to-do list.
    • Use desk accessories and a tray organiser to keep your workspace tidy.

Look after your wellbeing

Make your comfort a priority. After all, you can’t be productive if you’re suffering from wrist soreness or back pain.

    • Invest in an ergonomic chair with wheels, lumbar back support, and adjustable height.
    • Think about a desk that easily converts from sitting to standing.
    • Make sure all the resources you use regularly are within arm’s reach.

Add personal flair

The beauty of a home office is that you can put your own personal stamp on it and indulge your creativity. You could:

    • Incorporate personal touches like framed artworks, family photos, or a family calendar.
    • Add a splash of colour with a feature wall or interesting wallpaper.
    • Brighten up your environment with some indoor plants.

A Final Word

If a home office is a must-have in your new home, G.J. Gardner Homes has many house designs that fit the bill – or you can customise a design. Get in touch with your local office for more ideas and inspiration.