Give your Zoom Room some boom with our Home office hints!

Few people were sad to see the back of 2020 but that doesn’t mean there aren’t lessons to be learned when it comes to our home design. We all enjoy a nice weekend at home every now and then, but now we can expect to be there (and working) a lot more often, with not a lot of warning. Refine your working from home office space with these simple tips and tricks.

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  • Many of us didn’t know what working from home would be like, but many of us are experts now! If a small desk and comfy chair is working for you, there’s no need to absorb valuable space. You may not be working from home alone, so create a home office that can shield you from the normal goings-on in your house. If designing your home office from the ground up, pay special attention to the kind of Gyprock you use to line the walls. Gyprock Superchek is denser than normal plasterboard which helps control noise (both in and out!)
  • Ensure you have power points and that they are in the right places so that you don’t have cords running here, there and everywhere. For a sleek office and to fit a narrower desk, explore wall-mounting a computer screen above your desk.
  • Your typical office will feature an abundance of overhead lighting, particularly when windows are in short supply. However, most homes are not lit the same way so maximise the use of natural and indirect light. Position your desk adjacent to a window or use an overhead desk lamp to light up your workspace. You never want your computer screen to be the strongest light source in the room.
  • Make your home office somewhere you can separate from the rest of your home to preserve a distinction between work life and home life. Even if you have a desk against a wall in a communal area, install a simple curtain to draw close when the day is done. This will also help to hide an unruly work desk!

Looking for more inspiration?

Gyprock has just launched the new Gyprock Living Simple to Stunning magazine with design tips to show how elevated design thinking coupled with great craftsmanship can take a basic building material like Gyprock and shape them into timeless, sophisticated architecture.

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