Working Remotely - The Perfect Home Office

Working remotely with its low overhead and increased productivity, has become a global necessity. Telecommuting from a domestic setting is obviously different from the traditional workspace, and with that comes a set of non-traditional complications.

Has your job recently shifted to remote work or are you thinking about working from home? What kind of space will you need? In order to effectively work remotely, a dedicated home office space is a must.

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Here are a few important things to consider when setting up a dedicated environment.

1. Dedicated Space

Avoid distractions by creating a quiet environment segregated away from the busiest parts of your home with a door to keep kids and pets away from your workspace. Consider installing home office soundproofing to reduce outside distractions and increase focused communication during client and conference calls.

2. Lighting

The benefits of natural light for health and sleep rhythm are well known, but it is also important to consider the placement of your office with respect to the sun and to know how the light will move across your space throughout the day. If you will be working later in the day you should consider installing ambient lighting for times of the year that you will be working post-sunset.

3. Office Technology

Fast internet is a must-have tool for effective time management. Keep in mind that if building your office from the ground up, you have the opportunity to install the latest technological advances to bring your home office into the world of tomorrow.

4. Interior Design

Choose ergonomic furniture and comfortable decor that reflects your personality and inspires you to work. Studies show that the more comfortable people are in their work environments, the more productive they become. Choosing accent colors that are energy inducing, such as yellow, orange, or red, can help increase productivity, while walls painted in darker shades can decrease your creative energy. Will you need additional storage in your working space?

Whatever you have to work with, make sure to create a space that works for your needs.

Custom Built Home Office

Starting from scratch to create an ideal remote workspace has incredible advantages. If you're ready to begin designing your new home or remodel for a home office, Colonial Homes is dedicated to helping you create the perfect dynamic custom remote workspace.

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