Are you one of the 57% of U.K. employees who’d like to keep working from home after the pandemic? If so, you’ll likely already have a workspace organised in your home. Still, if you want to make a permanent switch to hybrid working, is your home office really up to the job?
Bespoke home office furniture can help you create a stylish and comfortable workspace that maximises your creativity and productivity. If you want to move from functional to fabulous, these essential tips will help you choose the right furniture for your WFH office.
Plan the space
Before you start to design your home office, map out the available space. Whether you have a spare room or an area under the stairs, you’ll want to maximise every square inch. If you’re fortunate enough to have your choice of rooms, consider sources of natural light and where you’ll feel most productive.
Now you can start to consider the placement of your bespoke fitted furniture. The aim is to create a workspace where you can feel comfortable and focused. Think about the view, the ergonomics of your workstation and storage, and your personal style.
One of the advantages of going bespoke is that you can put every inch of space to good use. If you’re uncertain how to achieve your goals, upload your sketch and we can suggest the right office furniture and layout.
Focus on style
If you’re looking forward to breaking free from the beige and boring, a home office gives you some exciting design possibilities. From vintage and traditional to streamlined and contemporary, the options for furnishing your space are endless. But you’ll need to have a clear idea of how your home office style will work with the rest of your furnishings.
If you’re in a shared living space, then look at ways to integrate your office furniture for a cohesive look. For example, opt for bookshelves and storage cabinets that can do double duty as home storage. Look for a happy medium between your personal style and the overall space that balances comfort and ergonomics with aesthetics.
Think about your work/life balance
A bespoke home office solution is ideal if you run your own business from home. If you intend to work from home 40+ hours a week, then fitted bespoke office furniture offers the comfort and flexibility you need. Even if your work habits are more nomadic, a workspace tucked away in an awkward space could be the right WFH solution for you.
Getting it right means thinking carefully about your work/life balance and your needs for your home workspace. A well designed home office with bespoke fitted furniture can help you set up for success thanks to its durability and quality.
Consider your budget
Your home office setup could be as simple as a laptop and a chair at the kitchen table. But if you’re making a permanent move to hybrid or home working, it’s time to consider your budget for a proper home office solution.
You’ll need to budget for good task lighting, storage and a desk. If you work with multiple screens and an extra keyboard, you’ll need a desk that doesn’t get cluttered easily. Features like a pullout keyboard tray, cupboard with pull out shelf for printer and well planned storage could create the right environment for you to be fully productive. And you could be surprised at how cost-effective it is to invest in bespoke office furniture that works as hard as you do.
Custom and creative workspace solutions in Kent, Surrey and South East England
If you’re looking for a custom and creative workspace solution that lets you create the ideal home office, we can help. At G.P.M. Designs, we create the best solution for your space, so browse our brochure then get in touch to arrange your free quote today.