There’s no denying that Covid-19 has impacted us all in some shape and form, especially when it comes to our working lives.
As a knock-on effect of the global pandemic, more people than ever before are working from home. But, for many of us, that means finding room for a home office. From converting bedrooms and understairs cupboards to dedicating a space in the dining room for work, there are lots of ways to create an office in your home.
And, as working from home looks set to become more permanent for many, people are looking for ways to make their make-shift home offices more comfortable, spacious, and productive.
If you’re looking for ways to maximise your home office space, you’ve certainly landed in the right place. Here are our top tips for maximising your home office space.
What you need for a home office
When maximising your home office space, it’s important to think about what you need in there. For most people, that will mean a desk, chair, and computer. Do you also need space to store documents, a printer, or storage space? Consider what you need to do your job efficiently, and what might just be taking up space. If you’re looking to create a small home office, see our guide containing the top tips on how to create a small home office.
Invest in storage smart storage
One of the best ways to maximise your home office space is to invest in smart storage solutions. From desks and shelves to filing cabinets, cupboards, dividers, and drawers, choosing the right storage will help to declutter your home office and increase the amount of useable space. Making the most of your floor to ceiling space can help to free up floor space and make the room feel bigger.
If your home office is cluttered, it can have a huge impact on your productivity.
Decluttering your office will free up more space and help you focus. So sort through your stationery, documents, and files, and dispose of anything that you don’t need. If you’ve got equipment or furniture sitting gathering dust, it’s time to ditch it or find it a new home!
Invest in smaller office furniture
Oversized desks and furniture can quickly dominate an office space. With this in mind, opt for smaller office furniture that fits the room, while still meeting your needs. If space is limited, you should also look out for multi-functional pieces of furniture that will help you to maximise space. Think tables that double up as storage, desks with built-in shelves, etc.
Make use of office wall space
Not all storage solutions need to take up floor space. There are lots of effective storage options available that can be attached to your walls instead, such as cupboards, shelves, and wall hooks. Providing a great space for books, files, decorative items and more, is a great way to maximise space.
Remember mirrors on walls can also make a space feel a lot bigger too!
Finally, your home office should be a space that you enjoy spending time in so make sure you fill it with all of your favourite things. Pictures, ornaments, and anything else that brings a smile to your face during your working day can make such a difference to your mood and focus.
A splash of colour can also brighten your office space. Opt for blue to create a calm working space or yellow to create a happy working environment.
Why choose Titan Storage?
Here at Titan Storage, we have a variety of flexible storage solutions that are helpful and convenient during any renovation project or house move. Whether you want immediate short-term storage or long-term storage for those items that don’t have a place in your home office at the moment, get in touch to see how we can help!