Spending money on renovating or refurbishing the home office is rarely a priority for most households. In fact, it’s not uncommon for homeworkers – temporary or otherwise – to simply place a few bits of dilapidated furniture in a dank and dismal corner, rather than making any real efforts to create a pleasant workspace.
On one hand, this is entirely understandable. If you work from home under your own steam, spending as little money as possible on getting the job done means maximizing revenues and income. If you’re conventionally employed and handed some kind of allowance or bursary for your home-office work, you may prefer to allocate these funds to more ‘personal’ pleasures.
But here’s the thing – going about an interior painting job for the benefit of your home office could benefit you in a variety of ways.
- Presentation Affects Productivity
Right off the bat, it’s been proven time and time again that the presentation of any office space whatsoever has an impact on productivity and output. This is something that should be taken seriously, irrespective of whether you are working for yourself or for someone else. Your productivity and efficiency will impact the speed and ease with which you get your work done, ultimately making for a simpler and less demanding working experience.
Given that something as simple as a new coat of paint can supercharge productivity, it’s not exactly a huge ask where working from home is concerned.
- It’ll Enhance Your Mood and Wellbeing
Of course, it’s not just about turning yourself into a productivity machine. Simple interior painting jobs like these are also just the thing for taking your mood and wellbeing to an entirely higher level. Again, extensive studies have shown how a simple change in color, hue or even the quality of the finish can make a massive difference to a person’s enjoyment of the interior space in question.
If you’re going to be spending a sizeable proportion of your waking life at a desk or workstation in your own home, you may as well create an ambience that makes you happy.
- You Could Be Working from Home Indefinitely
Speaking of which, it’s worth considering how likely it is you could be working from home indefinitely. Make no mistake about it – millions of employers have no intention of going back to the classic office-based approach for their entire workforces long-term. Motivated by potentially massive savings on things like office space, operational costs, insurance, overheads and so on, it’s entirely likely that many (if not most) currently working from home due to Covid could end up working from home indefinitely.
So again, the least you can do is treat yourself to a comfortable and enjoyable space in which to do whatever it is you do.
- It Doesn’t Cost a Lot to Do
If all of the above wasn’t enough of a motivator, painting a home office is just about as cheap as a decorating project gets. Assuming your office is relatively modest size-wise, you’ll probably be able to get the job done with a single can of paint and just a few basic tools. Alternatively, you could hire the pros to get the job done on your behalf at a price way lower than you might expect.
All with the promise of minimal disruption, meaning you won’t have to take any time off work…unless you really want to!
- It’s the Perfect Excuse for a Clear Out
Last but not least, it’s practically impossible to paint a home office without first clearing out the space in its entirety. A standard step in the process to protect your property and furniture, but also the perfect opportunity to declutter the space as a whole. It’s impossible to be productive, motivated or particularly happy in an office space that looks like a warzone. By contrast, can the clutter from time to time for a more minimalist aesthetic and it’s an entirely different story.
Combine these two jobs into a single quick and easy weekend project for the ultimate home office makeover at a price pretty much anyone can afford.
If you’d like to learn more about the potential benefits of professional interior painting, contact a member of the team at Homm CPS anytime for an obligation-free quotation.