Over the past several years, the shift to remote work has grown across the San Franciso area. With so much focus on working from home, homeowners and home buyers are looking for ways to create the perfect home office. Home buyers have listed a work space as one of the most important items on their house hunting list. If you are selling your San Francisco home this year, consider improving the look of your home office to attract more buyers and increase your sale price.
Invest In A Storage System
Any workspace that is cluttered will make staying productive and on task difficult. Instead of fighting to stay focused in the midst of clutter, get rid of the mess with updated storage. If your home office already has a built-in-bookcase, show off how much storage they provide. However, if your office does not have built in storage you will need to purchase a system. Before you purchase a storage system consider the amount of storage space you need and what it is you will be storing. If you simply need space for office supplies like papers and pens, then a small under desk storage bin will do. But if you are in need of a filing system then you will want something larger and easier to access. There are dozens of types of home office storage systems to choose from which means you shouldn’t have any trouble finding one to fit your office space and your needs.
Going to work everyday in a dimly lit office can significantly reduce productivity. To avoid this, increase the amount of natural light in your office. If you have access to a window you should remove any heavy curtains or blinds from around it. If your office does not have a window, then you will need to rely on artificial lighting. Choose several types of light that you can layer throughout the room. This will prevent heavy shadowing in the corners and create a more inviting atmosphere. Choose floor lamps, desk lamps, spot lights, and overhead lights that have a natural light effect.
Consider Desk Size
Everyone would love to have unlimited desk space but if your office area is small, a large desk will overcrowd the area. Choose a desk that will give you a decent amount of elbow room but will also allow room for movement in the office. You can also switch to a standing desk or adjustable desk if you prefer to walk around or stand while working.
Add Additional Seating
Whether you are working on your own or you have colleagues coming to your office for meetings, it’s a good idea to have additional seating. With extra chairs you’ll have options of where to sit throughout the day, especially if you add a convertible coffee table that converts to a small desk with the flip of a handle.
Make Greenery A Priority
Just because your office is a place to work doesn’t mean you can’t infuse a bit of nature. Adding indoor plants to your home will naturally purify the air and have been shown to reduce stress. Utilize hanging baskets or wall planters if you are limited in space. Or, add a tall fern to the corner and a few small plants around your desk and shelves.
The key to transforming your home office into a productive workspace is to make it comfortable, inviting, and clutter free. Adding plenty of storage will control clutter and making natural lighting, plants, and comfortable seating a priority will make your home office more inviting.