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COVID-19 has forced many of us to turn our home into our workplace. However, there’s a certain kind of stress when the boundaries between your work and your home become unclear. Bergen’s Repairs shares these home office design tips to improve your productivity while making the most out of what you have at home.
Distractions of working from home
Distractions can kill both our productivity and creativity. Without creating a physical boundary, it can be stressful to work from home. Common remote work distractions include:
- Family members unaware of your working hours
- House chores screaming at every glance
- Relentless noises from barking dogs, honking cars and kitchen work
- Disturbing sounds from TV or gaming consoles
How to make your home office free from distractions
The list above not only affects your working environment but also your mental health. The best option with our current circumstances is to create a physical boundary between your “home” and your “office”. Here are some tips to get you started:
Remove things from your home office that are unrelated to your work
Stop torturing yourself and keep any distraction out of your sight. Keep them inside the cabinets or place them in your bedroom.
Keep your space tidy by adding space-saving shelves or cabinets
A messy desk creates a messy mind. Keep up with the trend and try a vertical home office. Check here to learn more designs.
Paint your room with yellow or add green accents to increase your focus
Colors affect our productivity. Yellow stimulates our creativity and green relaxes our eyes which is best for people who work for long hours.
Build a wall for privacy
Sometimes your family forgets that you work from home and still approach you during work hours. To prevent feelings from getting hurt, build a wall, and remind them not to disturb you while you’re beyond that wall.
Install a window for a well-lit workspace
Our bodies react to light and darkness. This study shows that exposure to natural light improves our circadian rhythm that helps boost our quality of sleep.
Without sleep, it’s hard not to be distracted from wanting to lie on your bed, especially if it’s just a few steps away. Set up a source of natural light and bask on Vitamin D while working.
Separate home and work affairs by adding a door
When the going gets tough, seal your home office with a sound-proofed door. That way, your kids won’t barge in and out of your office and tone down noises during your Zoom calls.
Bergen’s Repairs can help you have a comfortable remote work environment while on lockdown
Our skilled team can help you improve your remote work environment at home. Bergen’s Repairs provide home repairs and remodeling services in Charlotte including:
Door and window installation
We can install windows in your home office for better lighting and ventilation. Adding windows can also help reduce your energy consumption.
Move walls to create a workspace
We can find ways in adding a workstation in small spaces with a wall divider.
Brighten up your home office by painting it with colors that can boost your presence of mind and productivity. Let us do the painting for you, so you can spend more time working on your grind.
Invest in yourself and make your home office a peaceful sanctuary for productivity during the quarantine. We offer a FREE consultation for home repairs so you can estimate the scope of the repair or installation needed for your home.