You might be a mother, married, or single but you have finally gotten the opportunity to work remotely long-term. There are companies that are allowing their employees to work from home permanently while others have stated they will reexamine working in the office down the road. Your home might be perfect for you and your family before you got the perk of working from home. You do not want to take away the bedroom of one of your children or decrease the size of an entertainment area. Below are ideas to help you renovate your home in order to create the home office space where you can advance your career and stay productively while working remotely.
Section Off a Bathroom for Office Use Only
There might be a bathroom that can be incorporated into the office space. Having a bathroom even without a bathtub/shower can allow you to stay focused even if you need a break. Going out into the rest of the home could lead to distractions by children or significant others. This doesn’t mean that you should skip breaks throughout the day as it has been shown that people that take regular breaks are more productive daily. Installation of the bathroom can be very affordable depending on the plumbing in the home.
Flooring of the Office Should be Tile/Wood
The office should have flooring that is tile or wood to reduce the need for upkeep. Carpet can be a nightmare to maintain while you only have to run a mop over tile once. For those people that do not eat in their office this will be a far easier job than those that eat. Wrappers tend to accumulate outside of the trashcan if you are eating while taking care of an important task. Smells can stay in carpet as well which can be a nightmare if you enjoy an occasional cigar after closing a big deal. Diamond pads being used can be an important detail when trying to add to the durability of the flooring.
Separate Entrance to the Office/Secluded Part of Home
A completely different entrance from outside of the home to the office will reduce distractions. People are willing to shout across a house but not always go outside into another entrance into the office. This can be convenient if you work odd hours especially if working remotely for a company that works certain international hours. Keeping the office is a secluded part of the home might seem like an obvious detail to handle but it is not always done. Putting an office next to the kitchen can distract with noises, smells, and conversation being overheard.
A View From Your Office Can Provide Comfort
Overlooking a pool or the backyard where your children are playing can provide comfort. Work does not always have to be stressful especially when you have the time to spend with your children instead of spending commuting or doing other work-related activities. A view of a fence or wall will not provide that refreshing feeling throughout the day.
Renovation for the perfect home office space instead of purchasing another home can help you maximize your investment on your current home. Renovations could help your home’s value skyrocket which is something to keep in mind.