Create a space that’s uniquely yours.
This past year has been one of change. In the midst of a pandemic, many homeowners have discovered – after the initial shock and disruption – that working from home actually works. There’s no commute and no business casual wardrobe to keep up with. Meetings are online and are often shorter and more productive than in-person meetings. And many workers are much more focused when they work from home because they need to make their work time count – especially if they’re displacing kids and spouse to do it.
While it’s great that today’s technology allows employees to virtually set up shop in the middle of the living room, working in a shared living space has disadvantages, especially if your spouse is trying to do the same. Many homeowners are considering a remodel this year to carve out a designated office space designed to suit the family’s work-from-home needs. This type of project can be as big or as small as you’d like, but either way, it’s a sure bet that you’ll create a mess doing it. That’s where Small Haul KC comes in.
Roll-Off Dumpsters Make Clean-Up a Snap
Small Haul KC is one of the city’s leading roll-off dumpster rental companies. Roll-off dumpsters are the perfect solution for home renovation projects of any size. Whether you’re cleaning out clutter, replacing windows, or adding on a new home office, Small Haul KC provides dumpster rentals in Kansas City to help make the clean-up process easier.
The Benefits of a Separate Workspace
The primary purpose of a home office is to give you a place to focus on work and block out distractions: kids, dogs, your spouse’s conference calls. A home office should create a business-like feeling that encourages work rather than detracts from it, helping you get into a productive mindset. It fosters creativity, allowing ideas to flow more freely. A well-planned workspace also helps reinforce limits for other family members.
Another benefit to having a dedicated workspace is that it draws the line between work and play, which can be a challenge for work-from-home employees. Those who are driven to succeed at work often find that they work even more at home – because they just keep going as the family circles around them. Having a dedicated office space helps delineate work from family time, leading to a more well-balanced life.
Designing a Space that Fits Your Needs
When designing your ideal office space, don’t just think about desks and chairs. Think about the lighting and other elements. What kind of feel do you want the space to have? Do you want wall space to hang pictures or motivational quotes? Do you need a whiteboard or file cabinet? What about electrical outlets, chargers, and internet hubs? Do you have business books that require shelving? Think about the way you’re planning to use your office. The most efficient home office takes all these factors and more into the equation to create a space that’s uniquely yours.
Where to Put a Home Office
If you have plenty of space on your lot to build onto the house, that’s great. Perhaps you’ll want to build on an outdoor office with lots of windows and plants. Or maybe you have a screened-in back porch that can be converted to office space. If you have room on your lot, you might consider bringing in a small tool shed to convert to an office. Many are finding new and unique ways to use these modular buildings. Since they’re available in many sizes, they’re a good solution for someone who wants to ensure privacy as they work.
Attics and basements are also viable candidates for a home office conversion. These spaces often get relegated to “storage,” aka containing all the clutter that no one knows what to do with. If you have such a space, now may be the time to clear all that out and make room for functionality. Many attics have unique ceiling lines and features such as dormers that can be worked into the space in creative ways. Basements are often already wholly or partially finished. Repurposing these spaces helps homeowners make the most from their most significant investment – their home.
It Doesn’t Have to Be a Separate Room
If you don’t have the budget to add on or a room to repurpose into an office, there are still creative ways to carve out productive niches that mean business. What size is the laundry room? Could you tuck a small desk in it and work there? Many kitchens have a built-in desk designed initially for paying bills and writing letters. Since that’s all done online now, the desk may be sitting around doing nothing. Claim it as your office space. Put some important-looking documents around to get you in work mode whenever you sit down.
What about a walk-in closet? Many homes have large closets these days, and if one of the guest rooms has a walk-in that’s not being used, convert that space to a small office. Get creative as you walk through your home, paying attention to the little nooks and crannies that may be good possibilities for conversion to office space. No one says your office has to look a certain way. Do what makes the most sense for you.
Wondering Where to Rent a Roll-Off Dumpster Now?
Roll-off dumpsters are the perfect solution for homeowners with remodeling on their minds. Small Haul KC offers several sizes that work well for residential needs. We bring the dumpster to you and pick it up when you’re done, so you don’t have to worry about how to transport it. It’s easy to reserve online, too. Make a reservation before you begin the project so that as you go, you can keep your living space as neat as possible. This reduces everyone’s stress level immensely!
Small Haul KC is the place to go for roll-off dumpsters in Kansas City. Click here to contact us today. Have fun with your home office renovation. You’ve got this!