How To Fix Up Your Home Office

by Josh Biggs in Tips on 6th May 2021

Working from home can be such a pleasure because you avoid unsightly commute times, you can eat your breakfast leisurely and essentially roll out of bed into work. Nevertheless, the line between work and home can become awfully blurred and what was once a conducive workspace can look like your kitchen counter. Clutter seems to creep into your office space, and before you know it, you are trying to work from 20cm of clear space. While you can probably sustain this for a couple of weeks, it can get overwhelming after a while; thus, it is essential to ensure that you create a tidy and stress-free home office. One way to do this is to give yourself some time to do a DIY fix. This blog will provide you with a rundown of tips and tricks to show you how to get this done. 

Tools 

It is all well and good setting out on a DIY home office fix, but you need to ensure that you have the right tools to get the job done. Scrounging around at home for the odd screwdriver, spanner, or set of nails is likely to make the job a lot harder. Get yourself to Tradefix Direct, where you can buy an assortment of tools, fastening and fixings and all your trade essentials to successfully get your project off the ground. Without the correct equipment, you will likely find yourself in trouble – start the project right with good tools. 

Plan 

Whether you work from home long term or this is a temporary solution, you will want to plan your project accordingly. Consider what is important to you when it comes to your home working space. Do you need shelves to store things? Do you need an extra desk? Would you like to build yourself something in the garden? There are plenty of options and ideas for creating a home office, but it is essential that you take time to plan what you need and want. Starting your project whimsically will result in a project that is messy and disorganized. Draw out a plan to know what you are going to do and how you will do it. 

Design Ideas 

Most people look for good lighting in an office space, little noise, space to write by hand, space to use their laptop, and clean, fresh air. These are all things that you can do from home. 

Lighting is critical in your designs. Consider whether you have enough overhead lighting or lighting that will light your face for video calls. This could look like a wall lamp behind where your laptop sits. The tools you brought or hired will come in handy when fixing things to your walls. 

Clean wood and sleek surfaces are great in a work environment. Consider tidying away your cables and creating space for your pens, books, and papers on shelving that is away from your desk. Measure your shelves carefully to make sure you have enough space to hold all your miscellaneous desk items. 

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