You Need a Personalized Home Office – Here’s Why

Posted: June 26, 2020   Category: Design Center

As COVID-19 precautions are extended, most companies have accepted that employees will be working from home indefinitely.  This means that your make-shift home office is now becoming your long-term workspace, so it needs to be a place that allows you to be productive, comfortable and focused. We do more than just provide top-of-the-line office equipment and furniture; we can completely plan and design your space to ensure you are effective and happy throughout your day.  You spend 8 hours every day doing your job therefore your working area should be uncompromised.With the use of today’s technology, we can create floor plans for your space to help you plan your next move and reconfigure or enhance your existing space.  Our team of design professionals are highly trained and very qualified in designing spaces that meet client needs and are functional, ergonomic, and aesthetically pleasing. We have created a 7 step socially distanced process in order for you to feel completely supported and stress-free in the plan and design of your home office:

  • Measuring on space
  • Determine your needs, wants, budget, style and function to ensure appropriate product selection that best suits you
  • Space planning and Reconfiguration
  • 2D/3D Renderings and Drawings of furniture options in your space
  • Visual Aid
  • Creative and functional solutions
  • Coordinate the project from start to finish

One of the most useful aspects of our 7-step process is our 2D/3D renderings. Turn your home office space into a visually appealing and enjoyable space. Let us help you build a home office that works for you and your new lifestyle.  We offer space planning.  You will be working directly with our design team online from the comfort of your own home.  All we need you to do is send us a picture of your space and the room dimensions, and we will design your ideal office within your budget. Our team of design experts will show you 2D/3D color renderings of your space, along with their expert recommendations.

In addition to allowing The Office Shop to create the perfect office for you, here are some tips for productiveness while working from home:

1.  Go Easy on Yourself
Realistically, you probably have not been as productive as you normally are with your work.  There can be a lot of distractions while working from home – the doorbell ringing, the kids running around, pets making noise, you name it! Communicate with your employer that you are adjusting, and it will take time.  Set realistic daily objectives for yourself and create a routine.

2.  Ensure You Have Privacy
Ideally, you want a room with a door.  When you close the door, it’s an unspoken understanding with your entire household that you’re working and cannot be disturbed.  It also mentally separates your homelife from your work.  If you don’t have a door, use a bookshelf or barrier to separate the area off and post a sign that indicates you cannot be disturbed.

3.  Lighting is Everything
Try to place your desk in an area exposed to natural lighting to help keep your energy and mood up.  In addition, ask us about task lighting.  Task lighting is a desk lamp that sheds light on a specific task or area in which you are working to help you stay focused.

4. Have Active Breaks
To avoid eye strain and upkeep circulation in your body, stand up and stretch for a few minutes every hour.  Set an alarm on your phone to remind yourself.  Remember, if you were at work, you would be taking two 15-minute breaks and 1 lunch break every day.  Maintain this at home.  Go for walks on your breaks outside.  Those physical outdoor breaks will have you coming back to your desk feeling energized and lively.

5.  Stay Organized
Keep all of your work in your workspace.  You need to create clear boundaries from your home life and your work life.  This will help you to feel less stressed when you are off the clock.

Combine our expertise in creating a healthy workspace with the above tips and you will start feeling less stressed about your current circumstance.  It’s an overwhelming and unpredictable time for everyone, call us today to take your first stride in making it a little bit easier on yourself.

WE ARE HERE TO HELP

The Office Shop continues to stay open as we have been recognized as an Essential Workplace and we are committed to supply essential businesses within Ontario with the upmost professionalism, excellence and safety. Our Sales support team and Office design team are here for you! It’s amazing what we can accomplish when we’re in together. Take care of yourselves and each other!

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