The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the world onto its head, with millions of workers transitioning to working from home. Even as restrictions ease, interest in more work-from-home scenarios is big among employees and is becoming accepted by more companies. This demand has driven the need for better custom home office setups. That kitchen table or couch that sufficed through the pandemic should not be your long-term solution for productivity and comfort. Which features should you consider for your new custom home if you planned to work there part or full time? Read on to learn more!
Office Space in a Custom Room
First and foremost, try to be sure there is a dedicated home office space, if your budget allows for it, rather than just placing a desk in the corner of one room. Having a separate space creates a clear professional mindset, and not to mention a more professional background for all the video calls you’ll be doing. Providing a mental separation from office to living space will help you ease distractions, and it can also make it easier to walk away from work at the very end of the day.
If you share a custom home with children and animals, consider extra soundproofing for your home office to help block out any noise. Ensure your door to the room is also rated for sound control.
Try to include a closet with built-in shelving. Having an out-of-sight space for filing and supply storage will keep your room, desk, and head all clutter-free. The closet will also make the room much more flexible, should it need to be transitioned into a bedroom at some point in the future.
Ensure that there is ample natural light entering the space to boost your mood and reduce your artificial lighting needs. As you are planning the room with your custom home builder, consider where you might place your desk and ensure that sunlight will not be hitting the computer screen and creating a glare.
Poor indoor ventilation can cause both short and long-term health effects. A certified Net Zero Energy Home brings your family clean and filtered air during the pandemic that you would not get from any other home.
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