While working from home, you don’t have to despise your surroundings and choose dullness over comfort and beauty. Your work space does not have to be all about being streamlined and efficient. There are four major changes that you can make to increase your productivity levels as you work from home.

Air Conditioning

Every home has an air conditioner that can be upgraded. This includes installing a smart thermostat that turns the A/C on and off automatically at preset times of the day. Another option is a zoning system that redirects air to selected zones in the house. A smart HVAC system works on its own instead of needing you to control the thermostat manually.

Soundproofing

Everyone has rooms that could be a lot quieter than usual. Soundproof your walls to ensure total peace and quiet while you work from home. The effectiveness of soundproofing varies in every room. Consider the level of noise that you need to block and then review the different soundproofing options. Not all soundproofing materials are designed to block any and all traces of sound.

Window Replacements

Replace your windows with new, improved features. Select a different design than you’ve been used to, and make sure that is aesthetic in addition to being practical. Choose bay windows that provide an open view of your yard as you work at the desk or computer. Window tinting is ideal if you’re worried about UV rays entering the room. Installing energy-efficient windows is the new trend for modern homeowners. Insulated windows keep more heat in during the winter and maintain the coolness of air during the summer.

Room Decorating

A home upgrade does not have to be the installation of a new appliance or light fixture. It can be a decoration that fills the whole room like new wallpaper or carpeting. Some people are more productive when they work around plants or artwork. Consider any design or accessory that makes the room more comfortable to stay in and more scenic to view from your workstation.

You don’t have to upgrade your home only when you’re planning to sell it. Installing expensive appliances and fixtures is not necessary either. Make your home pleasant to make yourself more productive as you work from home. Think of the upgrades that you can make to maintain a stable work environment.

By Erica Buteau

Change Agent. Daydream Believer. Maker. Creative. Likes love, peace and Jeeping. Dislikes winter, paper cuts and war. She/Her/Hers.

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