At Wainscot Solutions, alongside providing authentic paneled wainscoting in a variety of styles such as recessed panel wainscoting and verdi style wainscoting, we also lend our expertise with custom millwork to creating built-in cabinetry solutions for those looking for an elegant home office solution or fireplace surround.
Are you reading this blog post at work or at home? These days, there’s a decent chance those two places are the same.
In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, a lot of people are working from home, from teachers to lawyers to IT professionals.
We’ve seen numbers ranging from 20 to 40 percent of American workers, which is a lot of people trying to figure out how to turn different parts of their homes into workspaces.
If you’re one of those people and haven’t quite figured how to master working from home, here are some suggestions to make things easier.
Things to Consider When Working from Home
- Have an official “office”
Your dining room table might be spacious, but it may not be the best place to work. Try to avoid using spaces the rest of the family occupies on a regular basis.
You don’t want to have to share that space with the rest of the family, or risk food or drinks getting spilled on important papers.
Your home office should have a well-defined work area with enough room for your computer and other equipment, as well as places to store papers, reference materials and supplies.
- Keep regular hours
Try not to let your work life and homelife blend together too much. Stick to a set schedule, while keeping in mind that working from home lets you be flexible. You can start your day early if you want or work into the evening if you need to be in touch with people in other time zones.
- Set boundaries
Just as your work shouldn’t intrude on your homelife, the people in your home should realize there are limits to how available you are while you’re working.
They should also recognize that you being at home doesn’t equal “you not being busy.” Don’t let things like errands and dog walking fall to you just because you’re at home.
- Take breaks
By law, you’re allowed breaks at work, and that doesn’t stop just because you’re working from home. Give yourself time away from your desk throughout the day, and don’t cheat yourself by cutting your breaks short.
- Socialize with your coworkers
The days of Friday night happy hours might be on hold, but that doesn’t mean you can’t spend time with your coworkers in non-work settings.
Many companies set up chat channels where remote workers can talk about their interests, or meet-ups for in-person gatherings (once the coronavirus ends).
- Make sure you have enough storage space
Your desk and existing shelving may not provide you with the space you need for all your work supplies. Consider things like floor-to-ceiling shelves, filing drawers, or cabinets to keep all of your paperwork and other supplies organized.
Custom Built in Cabinetry and Wainscoting
Are you looking for ways to make your home office feel more organized? Turn to Wainscot Solutions. In addition to our expertise when it comes to installing wainscoting panels, we can also give you more storage space with our built-in cabinetry.
Authentic paneled wainscoting and built-in cabinetry are a one-two punch are sure to give any home office an air of sophistication while remaining practical and useful to the worker.
Contact us today to learn more about our custom millwork!