The work from home set-up has become a worldwide trend because of the pandemic. Many people are looking to set up a home office to work efficiently and productively in the comforts of home. When COVID started, I found myself looking for adequate space where I could work from home. We are lucky to have a vacant small room, so I decided to convert it into our home office.
The first thing that I did was to create a list of all the needs and wants for my home office. Then I started to experiment with the arrangement by drawing all layouts I could come up with to utilize every millimetre of the space.
A Home office layout should vary depending on what kind of office work is done in the room. As an interior designer, I prefer to have a huge desk space to spread all the materials and things I need to design. I decided to have a benchwork where I display all my samples when creating material concepts for my clients.
Ergonomics is another important factor in design that is vital to a home office. Of course, the office is where I would spend most of my time working on projects. Hence, I have to make sure that I will work productively and injury-free by incorporating furniture pieces with the right ergonometric design. I decided to place an electric stand-up desk and a good desk office chair.
The office chair is one of the essential items in an office. Not having an ergonomic office chair can cause you many pain like back pain, neck pain, strains, and even headaches.
I knew that my budget would go out of what we were expecting, but I also know that a good office chair is a good investment and will totally be worth it. So, I bought an office chair that has ergonomic features and lumbar support. Having a chair like this will help me maintain my neutral posture, and I will work comfortably without worrying about developing back pains.
My husband is talented with woodwork, so I asked him to build the cabinets. It turned out so well and saved us a fair amount of money! Of course, my husband had to buy a few power tools, but we plan to use them for other works around our home.
We change the old carpet for the laminate floorboard from Bunnings. I used half merino Resene paint on the walls, and mostly all cabinets were from Kitchen Kaboodle.
We couldn’t be so happy with the outcome of our home office makeover. It looks more organized, refreshing, and a lot more inspiring! Working in this well-designed setting is indeed less stressful, and I will definitely be spending a lot of my time here, enjoying the thrill of working from home.
Are you planning to add a home office to your home? Even if you work for a few hours, it’s always essential that your home office be comfortable and inviting to spend time and get your work done more efficiently.