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If you work out of your home, it’s essential that you have a separate area away from the rest of the house for you to do your work from. This means that you need to put forth the effort to setting up your dream home office. But what types of things will help to make your office ideal in order to increase your motivation and productivity? Check out the following three things you’ll want to think about when creating your dream home office:
1. Think about style
The first thing you want to consider is what type of style and atmosphere you want your home office to have. If you want a more corporate, serious office, then you’ll most likely want to go with traditional wooden office furniture and accessories (after all, while office cubicles certainly come across as corporate, they wouldn’t quite fit in with the home setting you’re dealing with). On the other hand, if you’d like a more casual atmosphere, you can give yourself some room to play with wall art and other decorative elements.
2. Consider your light source
Depending upon the type of work you do, you may prefer fluorescent lighting instead of natural light. For example, an artist or architect would need more light than a freelance administrative assistant or writer. Consider what type of light would best benefit your work, and decide upon the location of your office and of your office furniture based upon that.
3. Begin with the work table or desk
When it’s finally time for you to jump in and purchase your office furniture, begin with the piece of furniture that you’re sure to use most: the desk or work surface. The type desk or table that you need very much depends upon the type of work that you’ll be doing. Take your time and come up with ideal measurements and placement that will help to conserve space in your home office while also offering you and ideal work space.
These are just three things to get you started creating your ideal home office. The first thing you’ll need to think about is style, then lighting, and then your work table or desk. What other tips do you have about creating a dream home office?
Today more and more people need to adapt an office in the room or TV room to work comfortably at home. If you do not have a separate bedroom from the rest of the house to do our work, it is essential to define the space where we work. Doing this is important because it might distract us if we have a comfortable couch or a television near the workplace. A good way to delimit the space is to install a library without a screen background or to establish a division between place designed for work and entertainment. The bookstore, in addition to being a decorative element, can be a useful space to store utensils in office filing cabinets or decorative boxes.
If we spend many hours on the computer is needed to care for an ergonomic chair and serve our position as a decorative element as a lamp (preferably with energy saving bulbs) which give us the light to work comfortably. If possible, it is recommended to work in a ventilated, dust free and well lit. The walls of the home office color should be pleasing to the eye, which discuss in more detail elsewhere. Read the rest of this entry »
The office design must take into account the physical layout of workstations and the material elements and the location of services to staff and public, should not omit consideration of those physical factors that contribute to the creating a conducive working environment.
When designing your office is important to consider and eliminate or reduce negative effects caused by environmental factors must be taken into account:
• Lighting: diffused light is recommended in preference to direct illumination, with it you tend to avoid the contrast between the shadows and brightly lit. Indirect lighting systems are most appropriate to achieve diffuse illumination, but are much more expensive than direct lighting. When we use fluorescent tubes, are not advised for exposed installation, but rather recommended the placement of translucent acrylic screens.
• Natural light: it believes that the most appropriate to achieve is to provide diffuse illumination to the gaps or to be receiving the light, this must come from the left side of jobs.
• Colors “area is not advisable to use the white surfaces or walls that are to receive direct light, or use tones with deep purple or gray trend because it is depressing, like the red tones with a tendency to produce intense irritability and excitement . The trend colors light green or blue are considered psychologically cold and sedatives, so it is recommended for use in rooms facing south or warm areas, the colors tending to ocher, cream or beige convey the sensation of heat, so it is preferable to use in targeted local areas north or cold predominates.
• Temperature: the range recommended for the development of administrative activities are between 18 and 22 ° C. besides the use of facilities capable of maintaining the proper temperature, use of appropriate colors, can counteract psychologically, within certain limits, the excess or defect of the dominant temperature. The air must be completely renewed three times per hour, using extraction equipment or air conditioning facilities to achieve a considerably higher refresh rate of up to ten times per hour.
• Sound insulation: the problem of noise becomes most important when the work takes place in common rooms and even sharper when using concentrations of equipment or machines. The volume of noise is measured in decibels, a unit so that approximately corresponds to a minimum detectable variation of intensity by the human ear.
A room for administrative activities, it is considered noisy when the order is achieved units from 55 to 58 decibels. Figure that in practice it often goes far beyond to reach 70 decibels, especially when equipment and machines involved. In areas of heavy traffic, often used double glazing, consisting of plates separated by an air chamber and mounted on rubber seals.
The diffusion noise is reduced by any kind of procedures that prevent reflection of sound as panels of fleece and perforated cardboard walls and ceilings, plaster or porous materials, flooring materials, noise dampers, training of local chambers means separations common.