by Kaitlin Krull
Some people think that working from home must be like a dream: wake up, have a cup of
coffee, and leisurely complete all our work with no effort at all. However, those of us who work
from home will tell those people that the experience is often fraught with distractions and less-
than-ideal work spaces. We at Modernize understand this struggle and have tons of ideas for
beautifying your work space while increasing productivity. If you are living with the same kind of
work-from-home problems, check out the following tips to help your home office go from
distracted to productive.
Keep work and home life separate
One of the most important things to do when setting up your home office is to clearly delineate
your work space. A home office is best kept in its own room if possible, otherwise in a quiet
corner of the house with access to natural light. Your home office should ideally have a layout
similar to that of a traditional office, with a desk, chair, and filing or storage units. If you are
interested in a diverse work environment, which is said to increase productivity, then consider
having a larger meeting table and a comfortable sofa or chairs for informal chats in addition to
your regular desk space.