Never before have so many people worked either hybrid schedules or fully remotely. For this reason, many workers want to make their home spaces work better. Not only can you make your home one that’s more relaxing, but with a home office and designated spaces that increase productivity, you can have the best of both worlds. Read on for more tips on making your home work for you.
Making Your Lighting Work for Your Home
Many people make the mistake of assuming all light is the same when it comes to a home update project. The reality is that there’s a big difference between natural and artificial light. Taking a look at each space in your home and determining the best ways to light the space based on its use is a good way to move forward in any home update.
Start by considering how you’ll use the space. Perhaps you’re working on creating a new home office and anticipate many online meetings where natural light will help your cameras and professional appearance. Picking a room with natural light or putting in new windows is one way to be more productive and motivate you to work. The same is true when it comes to bedrooms and other quiet spaces. Dim lighting or even the addition of indoor plants can be helpful in a bedroom or wellness space marked for yoga and meditation.
Pendant lighting like this one can be used in small spaces like kitchens or areas marked for studying. Do what you can to research the styles, finishes, and shapes ahead of time to find the perfect lighting for you.
Using Outdoor Spaces
Consider ways to use your home’s outdoor spaces, too. Especially if you’re working at home, it’s a good idea to be able to escape to another part of the home during breaks. Or, if you love to socialize and host, adding an outdoor kitchen with a grill, sink, fridge, and range hood is a great way to make your home feel bigger. It will give you and your guests the feel of being on vacation without leaving the comforts of home.
When designing your backyard oasis, consider adding fencing for privacy. Not only will this make relaxing and spending time outside more enjoyable, but it will help to define the space.
Designing the Perfect Home Office
If you’re like many people and are working from home, you likely know the challenges of getting distracted. Whether it’s a barking dog, personal phone calls, or the mailman interrupting you, one way to ensure your home office is serene is to consider soundproofing and putting your office space at the far end of the home. If you don’t live alone, set boundaries around the times you’re available and not. A simple “In a meeting, don’t disturb” sign can make a big difference.
Adding the Final Touches
In the end, when updating your home, it’s important to remember that it’s your private space, and you can always change it. Keep an open mind, and search for renovation and update suggestions on the Internet as you go. For more home renovation tips, visit The Renovation Directory.
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