Create A Productive Workspace at Home
This article contains four essential steps to set up a comfortable, workable space at home. Choosing an ergonomic chair, lighting, organizing the area, and location of your desk are all briefly discussed.
As the desire to work from home has become necessary or a wish, creating a productive office workspace where you can be at your optimal performance is crucial. Some simple details can help to make that space and you productive. The question is, where do I start?
Organize and Declutter
The first step in creating your space is to organize and declutter it. Set aside time and take everything out of the area first. Sort your items and decide what can stay and what needs to go. Try to organize your space by creating zones. Dedicate each zone to an essential part of the room’s functionality—shelving, desk and chair, filing system, and office equipment are all part of the workflow.
If your job consists of sitting at your computer or laptop for most of the day, you must choose an ergonomic chair that will provide you with the best support and prevent or compound back problems. There are many styles of chairs that are available. No one chair is necessarily better than the other. It comes down to what fills your requirements and how you can customize the chair to fit you.
First, the chair should have an easily adjustable height. Most seats will have an average range between 16 to 21 inches. This range will allow you to have your feet flat on the floor and sit in the proper position to your keyboard. Next, the seat should be wide enough to sit comfortably. The typical range is usually between 17 to 20 inches wide and has two to four inches of the seat cushion.
Lumbar support is critical to help remove the strain off your lower spine. You also want to consider whether you like your chair’s armrests. Then, you can consider style and design, such as the chair’s material and how much padding is comfortable for you to sit on for long periods.
Desk and Its Location
The location you choose to set up your desk is the next consideration. If possible, you want a window in the room so you have natural light and the ability to bring in the fresh air from outside. In addition, having natural light brightens up the room and helps with a productive attitude. Just be sure that the window is behind your computer screen and not in front, as the glare of light from the window can make your screen hard to see if you are conducting meetings through your camera.
A desk that can go up and down, enabling you to sit and stand, is an excellent option since sitting for too long can strain your back.
You also want to consider creating the best artificial lighting possible for your workspace. For example, an articulated or adjustable desk lamp can help with task lighting for specific, focus-intense paperwork or computer work. In addition, consider where you set up your light source to eliminate any shadows and possible glare. Some decorative lighting can also add a personal touch to your space.
There is a little bit of thought that goes into creating a productive workspace in your home. Addressing these details can help your space feel comfortable and keep you mentally engaged during your workday. Don’t forget to add in some personal touches, such as plants or a small water feature as well.
No one likes to be too hot or cold, but we all have different preferences regarding the temperature a room should be, especially while sleeping and working. Finding your perfect temperature and set it to that while working will help productivity immensely.
Get a Great View
If you have a window where you can gaze out and view the horizon, have you considered lighting it up during the winter holiday? Wow! How incredible it can be if you are working at night. If this sounds interesting and something you would like to consider, contact A Brilliant Solution Holiday Lighting. We install outdoor lighting displays during the Christmas Holiday season.