Ways to Update Your Home Office

BY Wolf Home Products |

With more people working from home these days, it's essential to create a private workspace that provides comfort and maximizes productivity. Whether your home office is a converted spare bedroom, attic, den, or basement, you'll want to make sure it offers enough space for a desk and computer equipment and meets your storage requirements.

Use the following home office ideas to update your work area:

Think Outside the Box: Focus on Cabinets

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Cabinets aren't just for kitchens! Installing cabinetry can improve your home office by giving you more storage space for files, extra office equipment and supplies, books, and other items. Cabinets also offer ample opportunities for creativity by incorporating your ideas for a custom-designed office space.

The right cabinets can enhance your workspace's appearance and help you create a more productive environment. You can install cabinets or shelves next to your desk, on walls, or wherever else works best in your office configuration.

Think Ergonomically

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Featuring Wolf Classic cabinets, Dartmouth and Dartmouth 5-Piece door style in White paint.

Ergonomics are crucial when setting up a home office. To determine the appropriate desk height, sit at the desk with your arms at your side. When you move your elbows to a 90-degree angle, you should be able to place your hands comfortably on the surface.

Select an ergonomic chair that follows your spine's natural curvature and offers sufficient lumbar support. Your chair should allow you to sit comfortably in the same position for extended periods without fidgeting or slouching. An adjustable chair can help you compensate if the desk height is too high or low.

Create the Perfect Ambiance

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You don't want your home office to feel like a dungeon or prison cell. If the room or space doesn't have a window, use lighting to brighten the area. Invest in a high-quality desk lamp to help you stay alert and avoid eyestrain. Surround yourself with pictures of loved ones and other things that make you happy.

Painting the walls a calming color can help you relax and enhance the work setting. Placing a few plants on your desk or throughout the workspace can help the area feel more "alive" and have a soothing effect during a stressful workday. An area rug can also contribute to your home office's decor and comfort.

Setting Up Your Desk

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Your desk should offer enough space to hold your computer and everything else you need during the workday. Place the items you use the most within easy reach so you can retrieve them without moving your chair. Don't clutter your desktop with things you rarely use — store these objects in drawers or cabinets or on shelving. Make sure the height of your desk and chair enable you to view your computer monitor at eye level without hunching.

Use Hooks and Organize Cables

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One of the more imaginative and least expensive home office upgrades you can make is reducing desk clutter and gaining more storage space by installing metal or plastic wall hooks. Use them to hold office supplies or gadgets. Clips, holders, or boxes are available to organize cables and keep them from becoming a tangled mess on and under your desk.

Cabinets From Wolf Home Products Make the Best Office Upgrades

Wolf Home Products offers several cabinet options that will improve your home office by adding much-needed storage space and help you create a more comfortable and functional work environment. Find a dealer near you and take a closer look at our selection today!