The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that about 25% of people work (partially or fully) from their home. This number is expected to rise as telecommuting becomes even more popular in the next few years. A consequence of this rise in work-from-home employees is a growing demand in home office additions. More and more households are converting one of their rooms or completely adding a new one to serve as a place dedicated to working.
As one of the best interior and exterior services provider in the area, Reliable Remodeling has helped many homeowners build their dream office right in the comfort of their own homes. In our experience, we found a few things that greatly help productivity and we’ve listed them below.
On average, American workers spend about 7 hours a day in front of a computer. This causes a lot of strain on the eyes. Plan your home office to have your lighting source pointing away from your line of sight. Avoid any light fixtures that shine directly in your eyes.
The best way to do this is to use natural lighting as your primary source of light. Choose windows with panes that allow plenty of sunlight through, without sacrificing privacy, comfort or energy efficiency.
Colors can play a powerful role in inspiring productivity. Painting your home office walls a certain color can contribute to how much work you get done in that room. For instance, reds and yellows can stimulate your appetite, but they can also convey energy and positivity, perfect for motivating you to work. Choose colors that can keep your senses stimulated while, at the same time, keep your eyes relaxed. Natural earth colors such as puce and Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year, “Greenery”, are perfect choices for a home office.
Additionally, you should only trust professionals for painting services, to maximize the value of the colors you’re getting.
There’s a growing popularity for modular layouts in both homes and offices alike. Modular gives you the freedom to add and remove certain parts of a room quickly and easily, which means your home office can transform into other useful rooms, as well. Perhaps you want it to double as a mini-photography studio, or maybe even a small workshop. Ask your contractors for modular options when planning your layout.
From home office additions to bathroom and kitchen remodel projects, trust our specialists at Reliable Remodeling. Call us today at (205) 710-8250 or contact us through our online form here to request a quote. We serve Pelham, AL, and nearby areas.