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Why You Should Design A Home Office When Building A New Home

The past year has shown us just how quickly everything can change particularly, with the rapid shift for employees to work from home. As multiple workers from various sectors adhere to government restrictions on social distancing, the idea of the traditional workplace has been completely transformed. When building your home, it can be tricky figuring out which features and areas are necessary. So, we’ve brought together a few tips explaining why designing a home office is essential and also what to consider including. 

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Staying Productive
It can take some time adjusting your daily routine and getting used to working from home. One of the major benefits with a home office is being able to have a space where you can sit down and focus on the tasks that need to get done without multiple distractions. Depending on your career, there may be a few jobs that would require a lot more room, extra desk space or even additional storage. This could mean making sure that all the power points are easily accessible when your devices need charging and setting up a cable management system for reliable connectivity. While designing your home office, you have the freedom to prioritise what works and make suitable adjustments. As we all work differently, you can strategically structure your office in a way that is best suited to your specific job and where you can be the most efficient.

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Peace And Quiet
It’s no surprise that it can get quite loud and chaotic once everyone is in a confined space for a long period of time. Whether it’s a family home with children taking part in several online classes or a shared house with friends, it can feel like there is no escape from cabin fever. Virtual meetings and group calls have become the norm for many working remotely which is why having a private workspace can make all the difference. You will be able to concentrate on what is being discussed and confidently tackle your workload with ease when designing a home office away from the noise. By adding some plants in the office and painting the walls earthy colours, such as blue, white and green, you can embrace their calming effect plus enjoy the health benefits they bring.

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Get Comfortable
Although it may seem impossible to still feel at home when combining your work and personal life together, a comfortable office space is a great way to ensure you are able to unwind after long periods of being in full work mode. An adjustable chair and the correct desk height can have a major impact on maintaining the right posture. This is especially important as you’ll be working for a wide range of hours throughout the day. When designing a home office, the lighting you choose will play a huge role in avoiding eye strain and staying alert. For instance, you can position your space in a spot that can make the most of the natural light and also where it can accommodate both ambient or task lighting. By making the place uniquely your own, you’ll be able to quickly settle in and be surrounded by a relaxing environment.

If you are wanting to know more about the process of designing and building your home, feel free to get in touch with our team of experts on 1800 184 284 or book a call today!

Davina Deluao

Davina graduated from Swinburne University with a Bachelor of Arts. Through travelling and studying abroad in NYC and LA, her interests for property and design grew and have become her strong pursuit.


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