The Ultimate Work - From - Home Space
More and more people around the world are working from home as companies take precautionary measures to reduce the risk of the corona virus. But just because we’re practicing social distancing, it doesn’t mean that our jobs stopped. Your office should take your productivity to the max but also help you alleviate stress. So let us inspire you to get creative with your space as you spend more time at home.
Working from home is always a delicate dance — it can be motivating that you don’t need to travel far away to your office and spend endless hours commuting, but it can also be an enemy as it’s easy to say ‘I’m gonna spend the day in sweatpants and a t-shirt.’ One of the best pieces of advice I received was: ‘Approach the day like you’re going to work. Shower, go through your routine, put on clothes you would normally wear’.
The reality of living in Hong Kong, often means that dining room, living room and sometimes even bedroom can be all in one room so try to create separate spaces within the apartment to give everything the distinct space it needs, while keeping everything as open as possible.
Rethink your Work Surface - THE desk
A desk seems like a straightforward choice for a home office, but is choosing a crucial piece of your office really so straightforward? Your work desk will need to suit your work, fit your budget, and complement your office space. Some considerations in choosing your desk include the location of the office in your home, how much space you have and whether or not you need space for multiple monitors, monitor stand(s) and a keyboard drawer.
A simple straight-forward desk is ideal for small spaces, if you prefer a minimalist design, or if you’re just starting and don’t have the budget for office furniture. Don't forget about the technology though; think about a sleak and modern mediaport so your desk doesn't get cluttered by chargers and cables lying around.
A desk with drawers offers storage to keep your desk clutter-free. Organise vertically and horizontally. If you don’t have a lot of room, but still need something to keep all your tools and resources close, consider buying an inexpensive bookshelf to set on your desk, or hang shelves over your desk.