Are you one of the thousands of Americans working from home? If so, you have probably realized that working remotely has some disadvantages. Many of these can be solved by having your own office space.
The Challenges of Working From Home
Working from home sounds great in the beginning, but you probably figured out pretty quickly that you just aren’t as productive. If you have children, pets, a partner, or any combination of these, your day is probably rife with distractions and interruptions.
Having your own space to work eliminates many of those distractions. If your children are old enough to occupy themselves, you can let them do so while you go to your office to work. Train your family to knock and wait for a response before entering so that you have a chance to finish your thought or task before being interrupted.
The Home Vs. Work Mind
Although most people have a hard time putting it into practice, experts suggest that you leave work at work and home at home. Your mindset needs to be different when you are focused on family and social life instead of work life, and vice versa.
But when you work at home, it can be hard to separate the two. Especially if you are working in the common areas of the home, it can be very easy to think of something work related during dinner and “I’m just going to take care of this real quick” turns into working during family time. On the other hand, you could be trying to work and be distracted by family.
Having your own office space helps quite a bit with this problem. Even though your office would still technically be at home, having that separate space that is just for work helps your mindset change from one role to another.
If a home office would make your life easier and your family happier, contact us today for an appointment to discuss your home addition room add on.