Is your home office lacking? You're not alone. The shift to home office culture is slow for some.
But, if there is anything that this year has taught us, it's that working from home is likely not just a trend. Many companies have successfully embraced the shift to remote work and it makes sense for them to continue. Especially as some businesses are performing even better than they expected with most of their staff being at home.
While most of us have been working from home for a few months now, some haven't fully committed to turning areas in our home into a proper office space. This can be especially challenging if you live in a small apartment rental where it's purpose was never to double as a work space. That's why we've compiled some creative hacks to transform your apartment into your full time office.
Keep a minimalist aesthetic.
The first rule when creating a work space in a small area is to keep your furniture minimalist. This means utilize furniture that is small and easily storable when you are done working while also being ergonomic and functional. Your work space doesn't have to make the rest of your apartment feel cluttered.
Take advantage of corners, closets and crannies
Many apartments have nooks, corner spaces, or small closets that create awkward and under-utilized space. If you have a nook or corner space like this, help bring out its full potential by making it the cornerstone of your office.
Consider a Portable Desk
If you need an office that can follow you around the house, consider a portable desk that can roll on wheels or is light enough to fold and carry with you to any part of your home.
Stay close to light
Try to stay close to a window with plenty of natural light when planning your work space. If you can't set up near a window, invest in lightweight fluorescent lamps to brighten your space and make it optimal for work.
Invest in noise cancelling headphones
It's not always possible to physically distance ourselves from the distractions we have going on at home. But, the next best thing is to block them out with earplugs or noise cancelling headphones. This way you won't be bothered from the inevitable noises that all apartment renters have gotten accustomed to dealing with.
Embrace the work from home office and enjoy your commute!