Apr 20, 2023

Designing a Work-From-Home Setup to Write Home About

Designing a home office that is both productive and comfortable is essential for maximizing your work efficiency and reducing stress. Here are some tips to help you design a home office that optimizes for productivity and comfort:

1. Choose the right location. Choose a location in your home that is quiet, private, and free from distractions. Ideally, your home office should have a door that can be closed to block out noise and interruptions.

"Working from one of the homes within the Summer network has always been a breeze; our design team has created cozy, beautifully-lit work stations featuring high-quality, durable, chic desks, comfortable chairs, and, oftentimes, beautiful nature views! My personal favorite Summer #WFH setup is at our Ford Hill property in Hunter." - Brooke E. Lima, Summer's Manager of Marketing & Content

2. Invest in a comfortable chair and desk. Invest in a good quality ergonomic chair and desk that is adjustable and comfortable to use for extended periods of time. Your chair should provide adequate support for your back and arms, and your desk should be at the appropriate height for your work surface.

The work-from-home setup at Ford Hill by Summer in Hunter, NY features a desk with plenty of storage, as well as a beautiful undisturbed view of the home's expensive property and fire-pit.

3. Ensure proper lighting. Good lighting is important for reducing eye strain and increasing productivity. Natural light is best, but if that's not possible, invest in a good quality task lamp that provides bright, even lighting.

The work-from-home setup at Park Avenue by Summer in Park City, UT. Although not situated with a window as its direct backdrop, the desk is placed next to a large window for natural light.

4. Keep it organized. Clutter and disorganization can be a major source of stress and distraction. Keep your home office organized with storage solutions such as filing cabinets, shelves, and desk organizers to keep your workspace clean and tidy.

The work-from-home setup at Treasure Drive by Summer in Miami, FL features a work station with tons of bright, natural light and desk storage, as well as a seating area and extra shelving.

5. Choose calming, neutral colors. Colors can have a big impact on your mood and productivity. Choose colors that are calming and non-distracting, such as light browns, warm off-whites, or even some earthy-tones for a little more color, to help reduce stress and increase focus.

The second work station at Treasure Drive by Summer features a neutral palette with some pops of color.

6. Personalize your space. Adding personal touches to your home office can make it feel more inviting and comfortable. Display photos or artwork that inspires you, and add plants or other decorative elements to create a pleasant and inviting atmosphere.

Lanesville by Summer in the Catskills has a home-office setup conducive to both focus & personalization, with artwork chosen by our member, a cozy seating area for breaks, and a desk with a deep drawer for organization.

By following these tips, you can create a home office that is optimized for productivity and comfort, which can help you work more efficiently and reduce stress.

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