Are you happy with your workspace? If you work from home, everything is in your hands. You can modernize the space you work with just a couple of items. If they seem to cost too much, build them instead of purchasing ready options.
A Standing Desk Is the Heart of Your Home Office
Start with a desk. If you are still using a traditional desk, it is time to replace it with a corner stand up desk. You can buy a new one or build one.
A new height adjustable desk is not a cheap purchase. Therefore, we recommend getting it from a reliable manufacturer. Before making a purchase, check whether:
- The desk manufacturer specializes in these items. It is a guarantee that the desk is going to be of top quality.
- The manufacturer provides a guarantee on your new item.
- The company has the needed desk model (colour, design, technical features, etc.).
A good company will always offer a tool online to construct your desk virtually to see how it looks. You build it component by component by just clicking on the options you like. The price is changing with every added component so you can avoid unpleasant surprises at check out and control the expenses at every step of the selection process.
If you believe that buying a standing desk is something you cannot afford, build your own desk. Purchase the lift frame. It comes with all the components needed for the installation. Now, all that you need is a desktop. You can either make or order one, or you can use the desktop from your old desk.
Now, fix the desktop to the frame, and a new standing desk is ready!
A Bookshelf? Automate It, Too!
If you use documents or if you love books and have a lot of them, you might have a bookshelf or even some of them. If so, you know that using all the available space there is quite a trick. So, you keep not only useful things there but also those things that you never use.
What about optimizing the shelf space?
Divide the shelf into two parts: one is by the wall, and the other is in front. Between the front and the back part, install a sheet of plastic or MDF to divide the space. Now, you have two shelves.
On the wall, install an actuator. Fix the back part of the shelf to the actuator. In a retracted position, the actuator moves the back shelf up and hides it behind the front side of the shelf which is attached to the wall. In the extended position, the shelf drops down from behind and moves to a position where you can use it conveniently. Now, you can use all the space on your shelf, you can store just anything there.
What about a TV?
While some people believe that a TV is not for the office, others would like to have the device. Some people love to have some music or program in the background. Other people love taking short breaks between tasks and watching something.
If you believe that without a TV set, your office isn’t complete, it depends on you only to install it. You can fix it on an automated TV lift and hide it behind your bookcase. Another option is to install a TV lift in a cabinet if you have one and make it appear from the cabinet when you want to watch it.
Automated Blinds Will Add Charm
Sometimes, you want some shade and less sunshine. But running there and here to open and close those curtains is irritating.
Installing automated blinds is a solution. With a push of a remote button, you can adjust them to let more or less sunshine in or to close them completely. Moreover, they look amazing. Your office will impress your friends and family members.
Now, have a look around. Of course, you can advance with automating other rooms, too. There are a lot of ideas and a lot of places that can be improved with a couple of linear actuators, a lift system, or other components. However, let us complete the office.
If you use an old chair, it is time to replace it with an ergonomic one. Get a height-adjustable chair to be able to adjust it to the height convenient for you to work. Buy a chair with a headrest and armrests. These details will allow you to have a quick rest conveniently and recover fast even after the most complicated task. Don’t forget about an ergonomic carpet. It will allow you to work in a standing position without getting overtired.
Finally, when the office is ready, you can automate any other corner in your home. There are many ideas, and with some skills, you can just turn your home into a modern hub.