Many of us have adapted to the working conditions where we prefer to be at home, working around school runs and cutting down travel and costs associated with it.
Whilst being at home it has been incredibly tough to separate a working life from a home and family life. It can sometimes feel like everything has all been thrown in the blender together. To create a small working environment away from the madness in the house, there are things you can do to separate those occasions where you need your own space to work.
Spare Room or Bedroom
Simply having a dedicated desk space in a room makes all of the difference, giving you a drive and separation from everyday life.
With a desk occupying a corner of the bedroom or a spare bedroom, you feel more inclined to separate from the craziness and attentive things in your home and find yourself dedicating yourself to getting the job you get paid for.
It also provides a separate area that your children can undertake home learning from, giving them a sense that when you are in this area, work needs to be done.
Having a different style of flooring provides a healthier mindset towards working.
Some flooring products such as luxury vinyl flooring allows you effortlessly mix flooring to provide a separate space for areas of work. A simple shift in design can give a sense of separation in the room allowing you to create a workstation to operate in. You could look at mixing a replicated stone floor for half of the room with a wood design for the other half. Providing the room is large enough, this will mean that you can work separately from children’s TV time as well as make it an almost classroom atmosphere.
Simply decorating different walls in a room provides enough of an identity to be able to coexist in working and family activities.
Many parents make a point of separating a room so that work needs to be done, the children can be in the same room on their side to play with toys or tablet time. The simple painting of walls in different colours and tones provides enough of a statement to be able to adequately create a sense of importance on one side of the room with play enabled on the other.
Everything from premium luxury vinyl flooring products to simple work desks helps to create the ability to work effectively from home whilst enjoying your family. As we look to work towards a perfect work-family lifestyle, improving your home shifts towards small separations provides a great mental headspace.