Whether you’re working at home full-time or just need a telecommuting setup at home, finding that perfect little spot for a home office can be a challenge. But placing your office near windows can have many benefits, including the following:
If you only need one reason to set up your home office near windows, it’s because of the abundant natural light that you get from them. It creates a pleasant, relaxed work atmosphere that can help improve productivity, a dramatic difference from working in a windowless cubicle lit by all-day artificial lighting.
A naturally lit home office also has health benefits. Regular exposure to daytime-nighttime cycles helps regulate your circadian rhythms, which promote healthy waking and sleeping cycles. Allow a few feet between your desk and the windows to make the room look less cramped. It also helps reduce glare on your computer screen as well as reduce damage to electronics in case of water infiltration.
Keep an Eye on Your Kids
Taking care of young children can require a lot of your time. Having windows in a yard-facing home office gives you the advantage of keeping an eye on your kids at play while still getting work done. Adjoining sliding patio doors give you quick access to the yard when you need to attend to their needs. When choosing windows for your home office, grille-less styles with big glass areas can help maximize your view of your yard.
A Great View
Speaking of views, having a nice panorama of the outside is one of the greatest perks of working from home. It helps relieve stress, which leads to creative and quality work. The color green has been widely known to aid in creativity, which is why many people paint their home offices green. A view of the surrounding greenery – be it your yard or surrounding trees – can achieve the same effect.
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