4 Questions to Answer before a Home Office Renovation


home-office-renovationIncreasing numbers of people are working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. People have considered home office remodels to ensure that they have functional spaces and improve productivity. Another group of people have no office space at their homes and need to create a home office. Here are the four questions to ask yourself before starting a home office remodel.

How do you arrange things?

Make considerations for the general arrangement of desks, outlets and other features in your home office. Take your time to pick a good location for the desk since you will be spending most of your time seated at the spot. The orientation of the desk can be near a window to take advantage of natural light and near outlets to avoid having cables running all over. Planning a good layout for your home office will make more comfortable, functional and convenient for your work/activities.

Do you have sufficient storage?

Adequate storage space eliminates clutter, makes it easy to clean and maintain cleanliness in the office. Due to limited space, you have to think creatively in designing storage to maximize the use of the current space. Make use of both vertical and horizontal spaces to design storage options.

What colors can I use in the office?

Take you time to choose and settle for colors that will be best suited for your home office. Colors can have an effect on your mood and productivity. Warm colors such as orange, red and yellow have a vibrancy that will improve your energy and optimism levels. Hues of blue have a calming and soothing effect.

What are the lighting options for my home office?

Choose lighting that will prevent eye strain and help you focus over long periods of time. Start off with allowing in as much natural light as possible. If it is not possible, decide on a lighting option with the help of Ottawa Home Pros to sufficiently illuminate the home office.

The home office remodel shouldn’t appear to be a daunting task. Contact Ottawa Home Pros to get design and remodeling ideas to ensure the home office meets your needs.