How to Create an Optimized Home Office?

By the year 2020, it is predicted that more than 50% of people will choose to work from their home office. This new working style is far from being just a short-lived trend; it’s going to be the way of life for upcoming generations.

Several studies have demonstrated that working from home improves productivity, increases creativity and makes people happier. If you’ve been contemplating working from home, the best way to motivate yourself is to create a home office space according to your own tastes and ideas. This technique will inspire and motivate you to succeed!

Listed below are some ways you can optimize your home office space:

Clear the Clutter:

A clean desk is equivalent to a clean mind! It’s rather difficult to cogitate under a heap of papers. When you notice clutter on your desk, it will compete for your attention. This will result in increased stress and decreased productivity. However, if you have to keep important documents for reference, think of ingenious storage solutions. A paperless office is the best way forward because not only does it improve productivity but also saves the environment.

Clean Regularly:

Always strive to keep your office space dirt and dust free. At the end of each day, wipe down your desk and workspace. Organize loose papers and books in their allotted space such as a storage cupboard or modern bookcase. This will provide you with an inviting space when you return to work the next morning. Don’t forget to empty out the office dustbin too!

modern bookcase

Choose ergonomically designed Furniture:

Workplace ergonomics involves more than the correct positioning of the keyboard and monitor. Many scientific studies have demonstrated that prolonged sitting can lead to serious health concerns such as slipped disc, cervical pain, neck strain and prolonged back pain. Avoid these issues before they start by choosing a comfortable office chair. Ensure the back and arms are fully supported. When selecting your modern office desk, opt for one with an adjustable height. It will help you easily transition from sitting to the standing position.

modern office desk

Hang Up a ‘Vision Board’:

This is a display board which can be made from cork or metal. It will be hung up on the office wall. It will serve as an inspiration. Pin up items that motivate and inspire you such as your goals, images, quotes, etc. Refer to your board every day.

Modern Office Chair

Play Background Music:

Music provides you with the motivation to keep working. It makes repetitive task fun. Listening to music also promotes productivity and creativity. When you listen to music, the human brain releases a neurochemical called dopamine. This is a pleasure chemical, responsible for increasing the feeling of happiness.

Add Plants to your Space:

Plants help to purify the air. In addition, the color green invokes peace and tranquillity to the human eye. Use an array of potted plants to decorate your space. Climbers, grasses and aloe vera are perfect additions as they don’t require much maintenance and are known to clean the air.

Choose an optimal Desk Position:

Try to place your desk near an open window. Ideally, it should face the window. The light should not reflect from behind because it will cause a glare on your computer screen, making it hard for you to view your monitor. Having a window in your workspace enables natural light and enter to circulate throughout, which is far more beneficial than artificial cooling and lighting.

By using the tips mentioned above, you can create an optimized home desk that promotes productivity and success. For more home office ideas, visit Creative Furniture Store.

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Top 5 Storage Solutions For Every Modern Office

Office furniture sets have come a long way in last three decades. While everybody will necessarily talk about the lovely lounge seats and sofas, and the comfortable swivel chairs at the desk; it is evident that cabinets and storage cupboards remain the most overlooked items in the office.

Despite the dominance of computer storage and servers in modern enterprises, office setting is incomplete without the quintessential cabinets and lateral file storage pedestals.

Lets us dig into 5 storage solutions every office, big or small, should necessarily feature.

Bonus: They all match up to the professional ambience. Color, size, and material; you name it and the storage solutions have it all.

1.  Bookcases:

What’s an office without brochures, business magazines, and popular personnel management books from top authors? And what better place to display them than a state of the art wooden bookcase with 5 racks with or without glass panels!

Modern Bookcases
Bookcases for office can be mounted on the wall or pushed to the wall. With no drawers, the bookcases for office have the special low-reflective surface to avoid attracting too much attention.

2.  Display cabinet:

Every office has a set of performers and a history of championships. Championship medals, trophies and the certificates can be displayed in specially customized display cabinets.

With tall, ravishing wooden and tempered glass modern display cabinets, forget that there will be any dark corner in the office.

3.  Credenzas:

The boss has the best time in the office, and the credenza is the symbol of achievement. Enthrallingly durable and sturdy, the credenzas come amazingly handy in creating a magical effect in the “corner office”.

Office Credenzas
From filing the most important documents to storing the regular stationeries, credenzas can also double up as a lovable secret space to store music CDs and magazines.

With the smooth tabletop sitting firmly, it can also be used to place study lamps, printers, and trays.

4.  Lateral file cabinets:

Create that “extra” storage space with the wooden and aluminum panel lateral file cabinets. The cabinets have adjustable trays and removable racks to store files and paper works in a comfortable manner. The cabinet usually has two drawers with four storage rooms, but large size cabinets are also available.

Lateral Files Cabinet

The File cabinets are secured by the lock and often come with leveling guides to adjust against uneven floors. The cabinets open one by one, and can’t be closed all at once due to the padded locking system.

A Lateral file cabinet can store up to 75 kilograms of paperwork, without tipping over. All lateral cabinets come with a counter-weight to balance the load.

5.  Mobile pedestals:

As the name suggests, these storage solutions offer flexible space with hidden casters that can move into a workplace as required. The mobile pedestals allow the owner to access the files and folders without stretching out too much. The Mobile Pedestals have ball-bearing sliders with counterweights to ensure that the unit does not fall over when the drawers are fully extended.

Mobile PedestalsPrimarily made of aluminum and steel material, low-cost plastic mobile pedestals with wheels underneath are also available.

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Cabinet Buying Guide for First Timer Buyers

Most buyers looking for a curio cabinet begin their search from a china cabinet. Most of them misunderstand the differences between the two, just because these cabinets share certain “similarities”. There are hundreds of cabinet designs that you should explore.

For instance, china cabinets feature a solid wood set-up with glass door panels in the front for display purpose. Curio cabinets, however, have glass panels on the front as well as on the sides meaning that the buyer can display not just glassware and crystal ware but also trophies and small collectible items.

modern office furniture

Before choosing a storage cabinet, you must understand a few words in furniture designing. For instance, have you heard of sideboard, or buffet or server?

You must be thinking, “So what are these terms and how will they help me buy a trendy curio cabinet?”

Let us explore the world of cabinets.

Sideboard cabinets:
These are short-legged curio cabinets with espresso finish. It usually accompanies a dining table and serves the purpose of storage as well as lighting. The sideboard cabinets are no taller than your waistline.

Buffet:
Slightly taller than the sideboard cabinet, it is distinguished by its higher leggings.

Credenza:
Often flanking a central cabinet, credenza is an antiquated sideboard concept serving as a buffet counter in modern homes.

Hutch:
A set of shelves or cabinets, with a counter to keep objects in level, and flanked by drawers on the sides and at bottoms, a hutch is an exclusive American furniture word.

Hoosier cabinet:
A cabinet with three distinct parts, Hoosier is distinguished by its large countertop, slide-out shelves and numerous drawers. It even has two or more drawers affixed to its underside for more storage.

Chest of drawers:
Also called Low boy, this cabinet has multiple drawers affixed horizontally one over the other in parallel design. Often used as a wardrobe cabinet, it also holds pickles, jams and other preservatives in the kitchen.

Commode cabinet:
Derived from the French word for “convenient”, a commode is a veneered case cabinet which often holds a large-sized glass mirror. It can double up as a dressing table cabinet too! Surprisingly, royal families designed movable commodes which bore the idea of first Western-styled commode lavatory!

contemporary home office furniture

Tansu:
A Japanese cabinet word which resembles a butler’s pantry, it serves as storage for miscellaneous items including non-perishable food items. Modern houses have a refrigerated Tansu, called California cold pantry.

Clock cabinets
A play of metal and wood, clock cabinets are distinguished furniture items from the Victorian Era. Loved for its curio appeal, clock cabinets feature oak, cherry, rosewood and Maplewood finish.

Modern Cabinet Styles
Depending on your choice of cabinet design, each of them can be styled with traditional motifs. For example, carved accents and inlays go well with Clock cabinets, while pilasters and pediments look enticing on chest of drawers. Modern furniture trends experiment a lot with asymmetrical lines and unique geometric designs. Styling inspiration comes from distinct eras of furniture designing like Mission, Shaker, Scandinavian, French and Early American Colonial