In March 2020 we had no idea how long the pandemic would be with us or the impact it could have on the world of work. One of the biggest changes for many was a first-time opportunity to work full-time from home.
However, homeworking can have its challenges. Sitting at the kitchen table is okay for the odd day working from home, but it’s not ideal for the long-term. And now we are hearing many businesses want to cut their office space and intend to allow employees to work from home permanently. That means, homeworking for many is now their future.
So, if you’re still sitting at the kitchen table, now is the time to think seriously about designing a long-term home-working space.
But Where Do You Start?
Well, hugely important in keeping you healthy, happy, and productive is learning how to separate your work from home life.
That’s going to be difficult though if dining tables and kitchen countertops look like cluttered desks. Finding a dedicated workspace is a good starting point. The space you have will depend on several factors including the amount of space available at home, the number of people in the home, and of course your own character.
Top needs for many homeworkers in a busy family home is being able to close a door and limit interruptions. However, the person living alone might prefer their workspace overlooking the street.
Which are you?
Your Space, Your Way
One of the many benefits to working from home is the freedom to design your space your way. So, if that’s painting the wall in vibrant orange or putting up posters of your favourite band, then do it.
And that leads on to mindset. A healthy mindset will make adapting to long-term homeworking easier. Having a dedicated workspace is a good start. So too is maintaining a work routine that has regular breaks with a clear end time to your day. Putting these in place will go a long way to a more productive and motivated you.
We Can Help
From our workshop in Rathcoole, County Dublin, we can design and create the perfect desk to fit whatever space you have. Click here to look at some of our past designs which might help to give you some ideas. And feel free to contact us here.