For some of us, working from home has become an option. Whether we have a long commute, are faced with poor weather conditions, or have family matters to attend to, a home office can be both a necessity and a luxury. However, working from home can become very distracting. Activity in your home, lack of supervision, and other factors can make working in your home office difficult at times. To avoid these distractions, consider these tips on designing a more productive home office.
Location is Key
Before you make a decision on where to set up your home office, consider where you will be within your home. Will you be distracted by family members coming and going? Will you be facing your backyard or the street? Will your office be a distraction to other family members? Consider these questions before you decide on which room to call your own.
Splurge on your Chair
Being able to feel comfortable and relax while sitting in your office chair is an essential component in creating your home office. For this reason, your office chair should be an item you splurge on to ensure you feel comfortable throughout the day. The less strain you feel on your body means the more productive you are likely to be.
Proper Computer Set Up
Your computer should be aligned just right so that your neck and eyes don’t have to strain during the day. Your monitor should be placed within eye-line without having to tilt your head while the brightness on your computer should be adjusted to avoid headaches throughout the day.
Lighting is Essential
Your home office should include the perfect balance of natural lighting and artificial lighting depending on the hours you will work. Natural light is known to help with productivity and decrease the chance of headaches, so working near a window during the day can go a long way. Avoid harsh overhead lamps when implementing artificial light to help decrease the strain on your eyes and to keep productivity levels the same. However, be aware that not having enough light can also cause strain on the eyes.
Mark Downs Office Furniture and your Home Office
At Mark Downs Office Furniture, we specialize in new and used furniture to help turn your home office into a comfortable and productive space for you. From desks to ergonomic chairs, Mark Downs has everything you need to create a comfortable and efficient work environment for your home office.
Want to get started with Mark Downs? Search our website for furniture pieces or stop in to our showroom, located conveniently in Cockeysville. Have a specific question? Call us today at 410-771-6800 to speak to a trained staff member.
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