Home Office: Quick Tips for Designing Your Work-From-Home Space

by Jodie Franklin 10/17/2021

Do you work remotely? Do you spend a lot of time in your home office? Whether you’re designing a home office from scratch or making some updates, you may need a little guidance when starting. Keep reading to learn 4 simple tips for creating a home office you’ll love.

Choose the Right Location

Do you want a home office right by a window? Do you prefer a darker space with minimal light? Think about where and when you prefer to work. Also, consider how much space you need to perform your job. Choose a space with enough room for you to get up and walk around throughout your day. You’ll also want to ensure that you have enough outlets and as few distractions as possible.

Opt for More Natural Light

If you can’t seem to stay awake while working from home, you may need some more natural light. Sunshine is the perfect way to stay energized and feel more active. It can also work wonders for your mood and well-being. To achieve this, try placing your desk close to a window or in a bright area. As the sun can help you maintain optimal levels of vitamin D, it can help you push through the day with more productivity. Aside from these incredible health benefits, natural sunlight also means you’ll be using less artificial lighting. 

Keep Things Calm and Quiet

Productivity and quiet spaces usually go hand-in-hand. So if you’re looking to stay efficient in your home office, try designing one in a calm area. While there are many products and techniques that can boost your productivity, choosing a quiet area is half the battle. To increase your concentration you could invest in some noise-canceling headphones. From traffic noise to the sound of the dishwasher, these essentially block out all noise to help you stay focused.

Utilize Smart Storage

Unfortunately, the typical home office doesn’t have a lot of space to work with. Therefore, you may have to get a little crafty when it comes to storage. First, consider everything you need in a home office, then think about what storage solutions can help keep everything together. Luckily, there are tons of products and storage techniques that can help with this. Having total control over your storage not only makes your home office cleaner, but keeping things organized can also limit stress.

About the Author

Jodie Franklin

I love helping people find their dream home or sell their house in order to achieve their next goals. I have been working hard for my clients for over 15 years throughout southeast Michigan. I have experienced every kind of transaction there is. 

Helping my community and being involved is extremely important to me. I am Past President and current board member of the Michigan Ability Partners board, which helps Veterans and people with disabilities reach independent, self-supported, and satisfying lives. I am also a member of the City of Milan Tax Review Board and Zoning Board, and involved in Milan Main Street. I have been a major sponsor of events for Michigan Ability Partners, Aid in Milan, Milan Main Street, and many more organizations that wok to make our communities better. 

I was 2018 President of the Ann Arbor Area Board of Realtors, Realtor of the year in 2016 for AAABOR and nominee for Michigan Realtor of the Year. I serve on many committees with the local board and was a member of the Housing Opportunity Committee for the National Association of Realtors (2018-19).