More and more, our clients at Burlington Painters are asking for our help in painting their new home office. With the internet being used for practically everything at work, many people have the privilege of escaping the commuter lifestyle and performing almost all of their professional duties from home at a desk. In order to be as productive as possible, it is important that the home office still feels professional and has a different vibe than the rest of the home, so that the employee can really hone in on the professional feeling and keep home life distractions to a minimum. As residential painters in Burlington, we are often responsible for helping the client create a truly magnificent space that will complement their business or employment. The following are some tips to creating that beautiful and functional home office.
There are a few basic things you can keep in mind when creating your home office before you call a painting company in Burlington. First and foremost, it is very important that your home office is as separated from the household as possible, so that you do not get pulled into whatever you have going on in the home. A computer desk in the corner of the family room seems appealing, as the fridge and television are not too far away, but that is precisely the problem. Many people find it difficult to work if they can see dishes that need doing or if their family member is watching an interesting show. You owe it to yourself to have a space that offers privacy and no distractions so that you can concentrate on your work and perform as efficiently as possible. Optimally, this means a room that has doors that you can close, preferable without windows in them so you can’t see people moving about out of the corner of your eye. However, windows looking outside are great, as the natural light keeps us energetic and nature can be calming to watch. Even better if the windows have thick curtains or blinds so that if the kids are playing loudly outside you could tune them out. These are things to keep in mind before you call your residential painters in Burlington.
Now, here is the part where Burlington painters come in, helping you to create that professional feeling that inspires your best work. Too bright and you may feel your attention being pulled in many directions, too dark and you might fall asleep! It helps to create a room that has punches of both bright and dark colours to keep your eyes working and your brain sharp. What about the colour? Well, the business you are in matters a lot. People that work with children or in fast-paced environments (for example, we once painted an office for a child-taxi service), you may want a bright but professional colour like green or blue that shows you are capable but also serious. Clients working more high-profile will want to use more authoritative colours like a navy blue or a stark grey. Also the type of sheen you use can affect the feeling of legitimacy in the office, with low-sheen, matte or flat being best to promote professionalism and seriousness. As painters in Burlington, we have helped a number of clients transform a room into their home office, and we can give you some pointers as to what has worked for our clients. We hope this article has been helpful to you as you explore your options for a home office! Good luck!