We’re most of the way through 2023 with its “return-to-work” battle cries, but if you’re still using your home office at all during the week you can be pretty sure it’s going to remain a fixture of your household.
There’s no better time than now to rethink that space with an eye to your own comfort and tastes.
Choose a theme and color scheme you’ll want to spend some time with.
If you’re remodeling, bring as much natural light in as you can, and try to incorporate some access to the yard so you can take outdoor breaks as often as possible.
Unless you are working collaboratively with others, you may want to keep it small to avoid it becoming a family hangout.
Desk and chair
Consider how large a work surface you have — a little extra adds to a spacious feel, but too much of it just invites clutter. The classic executive desk makes it easy to keep everything at your fingertips.
But movement throughout the day is also important, so you might try to spread the printer and other devices across the room or house. Be picky when shopping for a new and/or better chair; consider how long you’re using one during the day and what suits your body size and type.
We’re all aspiring, or should be, to the paperless office without huge file cabinets, but there will always be some paper, as in, there will always be some paper we will need or want to hold onto. Select a couple of storage options that blend with your décor, and don’t just keep buying more of them — set a cap on the space you’ll hand over to paperwork.