Creating a Productive Work from Home Space

Working from home can be challenging, especially if you don’t have the right set up. Here are a few things to consider when setting up or revamping your work from home space! Location, Location, Location!!! Ideally, using a spare room or corner of a room is the most productive option for workspace location. Keeping all your work items and everything set up, allows you to jump in and just get started. However, when this is not possible, and if you must turn kitchen or dining tables into workspaces, consider a mobile office, and use portable bins and storage cabinets on wheels. Consider multi-use furniture, like cabinets or buffets to use as work organizers. Find ways to organize your work tools, that you can set up and store in five minutes. Keep your productivity in mind. Note: Think outside the box, consider garages, sheds and closets that can be remade into a home office. When choosing your location, consider distractions. What distractions are out of your control? For example, when your neighbors are entertaining guests, have children at play, or when they choose to cut their grass? What can you do to make your space specific distraction free? Noise cancellation headsets? Can you set up hours of operation that makes your space off limits to others during times? Can you set your schedule to match others sharing the space? [...]

Fast, Easy, Affordable Updates to Refresh Your Bathroom 

Are you ready for a new look in your bathroom? If your basics (tub, toilet, sink, floor) are functionable, often we can get a new updated, fresh look quickly and within a very reasonable budget by making a few fast and easy updates: Let’s start with Color Creating a new color palette for your bathroom can be the easiest way to give your space a drastic new look. Using the 60, 30, 10 rule, you can create a color scheme to match the mood you are looking to feel when entering.  For more energetic and happy bathrooms, consider using brighter and contrasting fun colors. Go the extreme, using the fun color for the 60 percent, (Painting walls, doors, trim, and even ceilings can make a room feel fresh) or the 10 percent to give it the most punch. For a relaxing and calming feel, consider a monochromatic scheme, in shades. Your 10 percent accent color being white or an equal calming neutral. Paint alone can make your bathroom feel new, however, a few more touches can help…   Change up the fixtures Changing taps, and light fixtures, although a little heavier on the pocketbook, can add a new texture to your bathroom. Think of them as “added detail” that gives your new look a finished feel. Again, depending on the mood, and color scheme, choose your fixtures wisely. [...]

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