There has been a huge increase in the amount of people working from home, whether permanently or in a hybrid capacity. Most studies show this new way of working aids productivity and promotes a better work-life balance. However, designing the right environment to work effectively is essential for success.
In our article, we discuss how to create a home office in the loft. We will give insight into how certain features can help you get the best out of your 9 to 5 and make your loft somewhere that increases focus.
Design Tips for a Home Office in the Loft
Invest in comfortable ergonomic furniture
When it comes to setting up your workstation, it is imperative you invest in comfortable ergonomic furniture that aids posture. If working on a PC, you ideally want to be at eye level with the top of your monitor. You can adjust the height and incline of your chair or desk to the most comfortable setting.
Let in the light
Your place of work must be well-lit, especially if you are working at a screen. A great way to let more natural light in is the placement of Velux roof lights, which can fit in seamlessly with the pitch of a roof. If you have a larger loft conversion, you could consider a Juliette balcony.
One of the perks of working from the loft is that it is typically away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the house. However, you can improve the loft’s acoustics by adding soundproofing insulation to the flooring and walls, which will benefit you if you spend a lot of time on the phone and do not want any outside disturbances.
Boost your internet
There are few things more frustrating than an unstable internet connection, especially when trying to make a video call. Your internet router is likely to be all the way downstairs – all the more reason to make sure you invest in a Wi-Fi booster to give you a stronger connection upstairs.
Make the most of the eaves
Even if your loft has limited headroom, there is no reason to let the area under the eaves go to waste. You can get low-lying furniture like filing cabinets that help to keep your work papers organised.
Studies show that plants help to relieve stress and even aid productivity. Not only can a natural plant give you focus, but it can also promote feelings of calm and make your loft somewhere you want to spend time in.
One of the downsides of working from home is you probably do not move around as much as you ought to. However, you can counteract this by going downstairs every so often to make a hot drink, ensuring you get a form of exercise throughout the day.
Loft home office: final thoughts
We hope our guide on how to create a home office in the loft has inspired you to create your own dream office space. Remember, the team here at LMB Group are loft conversion specialists who will be happy to talk to you about your ideas.