Let’s face it. If you have to work from home, you want it to be more than a space that’s merely tolerable — you want it to be comfortable, classy, and most importantly, a place where you can be productive. After the pandemic unexpectedly forced us to move our work from the office to our home, working from home became our new norm and the need for a comfortable, organized workspace has never been more important than now. Whether your WFH space is a dedicated separate room or a space within a room that does double duty as a dining or living room or occupies the corner of a bedroom, your workspace can still be stylish, organized, and high functioning.
As California Closets, experts in organized spaces, advises, a home office should be organized, ergonomic, and well-lit to enhance productivity. Whether you’re envisioning your office space as a small multipurpose area or a large, dedicated office, these tips from California Closets will help you make the most of your WFH space.
- Elevate. Start by clearing all desktop clutter, creating convenient storage through open shelving in the often-overlooked space along the wall above your desk, and filing paperwork into drawers. California Closets’ go-to office accessory is the fusion track system, which allows most office supplies to be wall-mounted and within reach without taking up vital desktop space. Adding a LED light strip or puck lighting (easily mounted round LED lights) above your workstation will effectively improve and brighten your workspace.
- Simplify. Small appliances like printers and keyboards should be tucked away to maximize desktop space. Try incorporating a slide-out printer drawer and a keyboard tray to create a more dynamic workspace.
- Conceal. Unsightly wires not only create a tripping hazard; they ruin the overall flow of your home office and should be hidden. Besides, who wants to see them? For a more polished, clean look, consider adding a charging station inside a desk drawer or built-in to your desk to tame those messy wires.
If you’re unsure whether working from home will remain only a temporary situation, consider building a multi-purposed custom storage solution. This will give you the flexibility to change your space as your needs change. Understanding that your requirements may evolve over time, California Closets can design an efficient, transitional space to match.
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