Home Office Additions in Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC
The Home Office Addition: The Next Room to Boom
Remote work was on the rise well before the coronavirus pandemic. Even senior executives, long reluctant to leave the C-Suite, now realize they can work from home and, economists predict, some may want to keep that option, changing homes and floor plans of the future to accommodate “Flex Space” one area of the home that can be used for several different purposes.
This desire for the home office has become commonplace among home buyers in the past few years. As this trend continues, more homeowners and buyers will desire a home office or a flex space that can become one. Not surprisingly, the new home employee, while valuing the ability to stay home, avoid long commutes and avoid potential health risks, is still seeking the advantages and professional settings offered in the business office environment. For their next house, 8% said they want more doors and separation between rooms. Clearly, a premium on residential environments that provide a dedicated quiet workspace is in demand.
How to Work Effectively From Home
Whether you’re working remotely one day per week (or more) or full-time—by choice or because of a health situation or weather event—it’s important to ensure that you are set up to be productive. This includes having a designated workspace with the right technology; ways of dealing with kids, pets, and other potential disruptions; and a schedule that allows for the social contact and stimulation that ordinarily comes from being in a workplace with others. Here are a couple of tips to become a successful as a remote worker.
- Set up a functional workspace
Not everyone has a designated home office, but it’s critical to have a private, quiet space for your work. If you can, separate your work area from your personal spaces and use it just for work, not for other activities.
- Get the internet speed you need
If you have kids, their FaceTiming and Xbox habits may slow your connection and download speeds. Moving as close as you can to your Wi-Fi router can help (devices that are distant tend to draw on bandwidth), or you can consider switching to Ethernet. You’ll likely need a dongle since laptops don’t have Ethernet ports these days, plus an Ethernet cable to connect your computer to your router.
Ideas, concepts, creativity and comfort in the home office
We invite you to contact Glickman/Design Remodel Build to learn more about home office design and how you can have a personal workspace that is professional, quiet, comfortable and reflects your individual taste.