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Design Upgrades for the Ultimate Home Office

Design Upgrades for the Ultimate Home Office

March 29th, 2024

Design Upgrades for the Ultimate Home Office

March 29th, 2024
With the job market offering more remote and hybrid opportunities, homebuilders are including additional home offices, built-in desk spaces, and remote office functionalities in their new floor plans. At The Providence Group, we understand that a remote office is an extension of your work life and offers you the balance you need to stay present on the job and at home. With that in mind, here are a few design upgrades for the ultimate home office we think you’ll love! 

Choose a Functional Desk To Stay Stylish and Organized
According to the Pew Research Center, around 22 million employed adults (aged 18 and over) in the U.S. work from home all the time — equal to roughly 14% of all employed adults. Whether you work from home, use an office for your passion project, or have a designated area to help your kids with their homework, a desk is the focal point of any home office. No matter how you use it, having a functional desk is essential and sets the tone for your work sessions. Several options on the market could work for you. 

  • Some professionals enjoy having a large study desk with many drawers to organize their files and accessories in one place. 
  • With remote work becoming more prevalent, others have switched to an electric standing deskfor health purposes like improving mood and energy levels, lowering blood sugar levels, and reducing back pain. 
  • Others opt for a single wood or marble desktop so their desk is clutter-free and gives the room a sleek look. Whatever you choose, make it work for you! 

Choose Ergonomic Office Furniture & Accessories to Reduce Health Risks

Over time, sitting for long periods can lead to poor posture, backaches, and more severe health concerns like high blood pressure. An ergonomic chair helps correct your posture automatically so you can sit for a long time in your home office without back pain. The thought of purchasing an ergonomic chair may bring up images of being contorted into odd and uncomfortable positions; however, there are a wide variety of ergonomic furniture and accessories options. In addition to your chair, buying an ergonomic keyboard, mouse, and mouse pads can help your hand and wrist joints rest throughout the day and prevent carpal tunnel syndrome

Incorporate Smart, Soft LED Lighting to Reduce Blue Light Exposure 

Integrating a soft light desk lamp offers various benefits to homeowners. It can help bring tranquility to your workspace, add style to your work-from-home setup, and doesn't emit the harsher blue tones of bright white lights. Overexposure to the blue tones of bright white light can make it harder to focus throughout the day and fall asleep at night. You can add a lamp with soft light bulbs to your desk or include a larger lamp on an adjacent table or in the overhead lighting structure. There are many Smart LED lightbulbs on the market that you can connect to your cellular device, which controls the brightness of your lamp and can turn it off/on through the app while you’re away from home. 

Home Office Virtual Meetings and Call Success 

As much as the family photo just over your shoulder in a video call helps boost your personal appeal, external and additional monitors boost your productivity. Trust us: once you start using an external monitor, you’ll unlikely return to using only your laptop's built-in monitor. Spreading your work across multiple screens helps cut down on having too many open tabs and keeps your tasks organized. It’s also helpful for those with virtual meetings because you can open another screen to refer to notes or documents. External monitors don’t have to be expensive. Many options are sleek, varied in size, and adaptable for any workspace. 

Hate Cable Clutter? Add a Charging Hub  

A USB-C hub can simplify your work-from-home setup and make it easier to move between workstations without unplugging multiple cords from the extension table. All you need to do is unplug the USB-C hub and move to the next task. This hub is safer for your home and protects your electric system from surging and overheating because you’ve plugged in too many individual cords. Add a cable hub to your remote office and reap the benefits of less cable clutter! 

These design upgrades will turn your home office from a place you barely like to work into one that’s easy to use, provides health benefits, and matches the seamless design of the rest of your home. Contact an agent to learn more about our available homes in metro Atlanta, which include office rooms and desk spaces for you and your family. At The Providence Group, we build elevated homes so you can have the life you deserve! 
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