Functional space for working from home: tips for comfort and productivity

These days, with telecommuting now a fundamental part of our work lives, having a functional space at home has become essential. Whether you work from home only occasionally or full time, having a well-designed work area can make a big difference in your comfort and productivity.

  • Finding the perfect spot

The first step for creating a work area at home is to find the perfect location. Look for a quiet area that is free from distractions. If you are fortunate enough to have a spare room, you can convert it into your home office. Otherwise, look for a spot in a room that you do not use frequently, like a corner of the sitting room or even a corner of your bedroom.

If you have no such areas in your home, you can use the communal areas of your residential complex. Like our coworking facilities in Francisco Remiro or Embalse de Navacerrada, highly functional locations that are available for working from home without having to give up space in your house.

  • Right lighting

Having the right lighting is key for productivity and visual comfort. Rely on natural lighting as much as possible. Place your desk close to a window to take advantage of daylight or choose a desk closest to the window in our coworking offices according to your work schedule. And make sure you have good artificial lighting with a desktop lamp that keeps shadows off your computer screen.

  • Smart layout

Having the right layout is crucial for maintaining an efficient home workspace. Use shelves, filing cabinets and desktop organisers to keep your documents and office supplies well organised. A tidy and uncluttered workspace can boost concentration and productivity.

  • Reliable tech connection

Make sure you have a reliable Internet connection and charging station for your electronic devices. Quick access to technology is essential to working from home.

Our coworking facilities have superior Internet connections, along with several outlets that allow devices and people to power up at the same time.

  • Ergonomics and comfort

Your workstation should have an ergonomic chair and a desk that meet your needs. Keep the computer screen at eye height and use an ergonomic keyboard and mouse to avoid long-term health issues such as carpal tunnel syndrome or backaches.

  • Stick to a work routine

Set up a solid work routine. Start and end your workday at the same times every day. This will help you keep your work from home well structured and disciplined.

Don’t forget to take regular rest breaks. Stand up, stretch your legs and rest your eyes from the screen every hour. Short breaks can improve concentration and productivity.

When you work from home, it is easy to fall into working too much. Set time limits on your workday and stick to them. This will help you keep your work and personal life in balance.

  • Personalisation and flexibility

Adapt your work area to your own personal needs. Everyone is different and your space has to reflect your style of work and preferences. Customise your work location according to what makes you feel more comfortable and productive.

Decorate your home office with things that inspire you. These may be works of art, indoor plants or photos of loved ones. A pleasant atmosphere can nurture your creativity and motivation; that is why our coworking facilities have a modern and functional design, to make everyone working there feel comfortable and relaxed.

At Testa, we know the importance of having a functional work area at home. Our homes are designed to afford you the flexibility you need to adapt your home to your lifestyle, including ideal areas where you can set up your office at home or in the communal areas. If you are looking for a home that meets your remote working needs, contact us today and see how we can help you find your next home.


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