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Working from home ideas

Published: 04/08/2022

If you routinely work from home, drawing a line between your personal and professional lives is essential. This is especially true if you subsequently decide to bring customers or co-workers visit. By doing this, you can maintain the atmosphere of professionalism and productivity that you would find in a more conventional setting.
It's not an issue if you don't have a spare room; you may construct an office in your backyard instead. A small office can be housed in a shed or shipping container without taking up too much garden area. Both can be ideal choices if you have a spare room that also serves as storage space or a guest room that is rarely utilised.

Making a home office will help you maintain your solitude while preventing distractions. After all, no one can work effectively with a TV or radio on in the background.
If your office is small, you should maximise the available space. A cluttered area is unappealing and perhaps seems a touch confining.
The key is still organisation, even though we all have our own methods of working and some people like an "organised mess." Make the most of your space by putting paperwork in file dividers or boxes; they'll also keep you from spending ten minutes frantically looking for one piece of paper.

Buy a couple of drawers to hide any extra office supplies or equipment from your desk. To outfit your office, you don't need to invest a lot of money. You may get lots of ideas by making a quick trip to a home furnishing shop or checking for ideas online.
Given how joyful and uplifted we feel from natural light, having a window in your office may be beneficial. You may typically adapt a shed or shipping container if you've decided to have your office outside. By placing your computer near a window, you can occasionally look outside to rest your eyes from the screen. If a window is not an option, you can find a way to work around it. It is possible to use artificial light because there are several lamps that can mimic sunshine.
Studies have shown that we respond better to yellow-cast illuminations and that too little light might have negative consequences, possibly resulting in depression through Seasonal Affective Disorder, thus it's imperative to keep the lights on (SAD).
Make sure your computer is not directly in the path of your light source once you've got your home office's lighting set up to prevent eye strain from glare.
 
THE RIGHT COLOURS  
Colours have the same emotional impact on us as music and visuals do. Colour has more influence than you might realise, so keep that in mind while designing your home office, even if you aren't consciously aware of it.
Aim to stay away from tranquillizing hues like blue and lavender. Relaxation is fantastic in your bedroom, but not so great in the office!
Instead, you may use the imaginatively stimulating colour purple or even a cheerful yellow - as long as it isn't dazzling - in your decor.  
If you are worried about utilising vibrant colours, consider choosing neutral tones like grey and cream. They won't be a distraction and make a great base for later feature walls.
The best part is that it won't take much of your time to set up a home office. Happiness and output will rise with a well-designed workspace.

So, if you are committed to improving your health, well-being and peace of mind whilst also looking for a great place to live and work, Hampstead is the place for you. Come and take a look at what Wayne and Silver Estate agents in Hampstead have to offer.

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