Functional Home Office Ideas


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Working from home doesn’t mean you can’t still have your own separate, comfortable space to dive into work.

Ready to put on your designer hat for your own in-home office? Let’s get started!

Brighten up your office.
Help avoid straining your eyes by having ample lighting. Position your desk to take advantage of any overhead ambient lights. Then add a desk lamp and accent lighting around bookcases or pieces of art to ensure you have enough available lit sources.

You can also have the light coming out of your computer adjust automatically to the time of day using f.lux. This free software can help ease you into the day if you need to check your inbox in the morning or if the bright light in the evening is a tad too much and keeping you up late.

Finding the right desk.
If you spend hours in your home office, this is where you want to put the most thought. Whether it’s an adjustable height desk or strictly sitting, choose an ergonomic option paired with a comfortable chair, footrest and keyboard rest.

Reserve your space.
Carefully consider what you don’t immediately need out in the open but would be helpful to have in your office. Perhaps your business related books or extra accessories? Create zones within your den to stay organized.

Inject your personality.
What motivates you? Whether it’s family photos or a quote you live by, include fun reminders around your home office to help stay engaged. Don’t forget some of the other comforts you can have desk side that you may not necessarily be able to enjoy at a traditional office like your favorite piece of art, a throw blanket or your furry friend.

If you’re looking to have an office wing within your home to work in peace, explore the GenSmart Suite® options found in select Pardee homes. GenSmart Suites include all sorts of conveniences, such as a separate entryway, kitchenette and bathroom so homeowners can enjoy a private den or second master suite for multigenerational living.

For any questions about GenSmart or specific Pardee communities, reach out to one of our New Home Specialists.

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