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How to Design a Healthy Home Office

by Amy Serra Albright 10/17/2022

If you're working from home, it's important to establish a suitable workspace. Many homeowners are now in charge of their own workspaces and all of the things that come with it: layout, furniture and other features. While it's important to be productive working at home, it's just as important to be healthy and comfortable at work. Here are some tips for how to set up a healthy workspace:

Start With Seating

If there is one thing you splurge on for a home office, it should be your chair. Everyone has their own unique needs for support, and it's crucial to have that support when working long hours in the same chair. When shopping for a chair, opt for one that has lumbar support, adjustable armrests and proper height adjustment to fit your body.

Keep Moving

A healthy home office will offer you flexibility to move around. Whether you do this by using a sit-stand desk or by setting an alarm to take a break, make movement a priority. You don't need to do a full workout or yoga session, either. Even just a few minutes away from your desk can help you feel refreshed and ease physical stress.

Go Green

Houseplants make a perfect addition to any home workspace. By filtering the air and producing oxygen, plants work hard all day to support you and your work environment. Being around live greenery can lower stress levels and brighten your mood. The best part is that you can still enjoy plants regardless of how much natural light you have in your workspace. Go for plants that can live in low or artificial light and experience all the same benefits of bringing nature indoors.

Make It Personal

One major advantage of working from home is that there are no rules for designing your workspace. While you might want to be aware of what appears behind you on a video conference, you have complete freedom to decorate. Surround yourself with things you love: your favorite artwork, photos of friends or hobby memorabilia. You'll be inspired and comfortable in a space that's completely yours.

Studies have shown that the better we feel, the better we work. Bring that concept into your home office to create a healthy and productive work environment.

About the Author

Amy Serra Albright

As a top producing agent, I specialize in Oakland and S. Genesee County areas.  I work with all types of Buyers and Sellers, including first time, move up, relocation, second homes, luxury homes & investors.  I am a company top producer with Real Estate being my full time job.  Through out my over 20 years in the business, I have been actively involved in my local Board of Realtors serving as a committee chairman, a member of the Board of Directors and as past president of my local board of Realtors. I love my job and love all things real estate. My goal is to provide you with an experience above and beyond your expectations so you will want to refer me to your friends and family.  I constantly strive to build a strong working relationship with my clients.  My goal is to be “Your Realtor for Life”. Let me make you and your Real Estate needs my number 1 Priority!