The new year gives us a chance to turn over a new leaf. If you work from home and you are not impressed with your productivity during the past year, this year is your chance to make some changes and boost your productivity.
What are the reasons for your low productivity level last year? It is because of your attitude, or perhaps because of your work environment? If the problem is your work environment, maybe it is time to tweak and remodel your home office.
Here are some creative ways you can remodel your home office and improve your productivity.
White-Painted Solid Wood For A Formal Style
If you prefer a formal setting while you work on your business, you may opt for a white, cream or ivory color for painting solid wood. This will give your home office a formal style. You can use maple wood for cabinets and add LED lighting under the cabinets for a cozy feel in your home office. White-painted walls are great for welcoming your visitors with a bright and light feeling.
Convert Unused Garage Space
Expanding your home to create a dedicated home office can be expensive. It may not be practical for people who are just starting up. So, if you don’t want to spend big bucks on your home office, you can convert unused garage space into a home office. The good thing about using a garage (if it is detached) as a home office is that you may be able to enjoy tax deductions based on the costs of maintaining the office space, such as utilities, real estate taxes, insurance or mortgage interest.
Chalkboard Walls For A Contemporary Style
For a more contemporary look, chalkboard walls are becoming more and more popular. With chalkboard walls, you can enjoy a contemporary, simple and practical design. This kind of design is well suited to jobs and businesses related to arts and crafts. Although you can also use this design as part of a more formal space, it will require some tricks to make it less distracting.
Try adding an accent if you are not so comfortable with pure black. You can add a hint of a bold color such as yellow, blue or orange to make your interior lovelier.
Scrap Wood As Craft Materials Organizer
Do you have scrap wood that seems to be an eyesore in your work space? Why not convert these scraps into a fancy office material organizer? You can create a DIY pencil holder, phone stand, or art material holder to keep your supplies organized. You can also design the scrap wood organizer according to your own style, or design it to complement the design in your interior.
Custom Designed Boxes For A Personal Touch
Stacked cardboard boxes in your home office could be an eyesore. However, if you have limited space for your office supplies, you have no choice but to store documents and other supplies inside boxes. To improve your office’s aesthetics, make decorative boxes that will complement your interior design.
Custom-designed boxes will allow you to stay consistent in your office design while providing a storage place for your office supplies and documents. Custom-designed boxes do not have to be expensive. You can use craft materials like wrappers and art papers, or you can hand-paint for a more personal and creative look.
Your work environment can greatly affect your work performance. According to a study by The American Society of Interior Designers, physical workplace design is among the top three factors that affect performance and job satisfaction. A good design in your home office can set a scene that can improve your productivity. So why not try out some of these creative designs and enjoy your work-from-home job?
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