It may have never crossed your mind before, but did you know that interior design can improve your productivity? From the moment you wake up to the hours you spend at work, you have to be productive and make the most of every minute you have. There are so many ways to improve your day-to-day productivity with the help of interior design. Here are three ways:
As much as we don’t like to admit it, we spend most of our days at work and office design can greatly affect the productivity of employees. By simply having access to daylight and views, employee satisfaction goes up and so does their productivity. Being stuck in a cubicle or a stuffy office can also create stagnation. An office setting that is open and warm with spaces to collaborate can help keep productivity up when being isolated and staring at the same white wall becomes too much. A comfortable ergonomic task chair, height adjustable computer screens and personalizing your desk all help as well. For furniture inspiration look no further than Herman Miller, Steelcase and Coalesse to name a few!
In the Kitchen
When you are finally home from a long day at work and have survived the rush-hour commute the last thing you want to do is spend more time than necessary in the kitchen preparing dinner. If you are looking into getting your kitchen redone anytime soon or are looking for a new place, make sure to keep an eye out for a “working triangle.” Without being too technical, this working triangle is formed by your stove, kitchen sink and fridge. When cooking, a good working triangle formation helps to save you time and makes it easier for you to access what you need quickly. Maximizing countertop space by having useful and accessible millwork that stores all your necessities can also help you become super productive in the kitchen and getting meals on the table in a jiffy. Watch out for smart kitchens coming your way! Everything from appliances that can be remotely accessed via your phone to virtual chefs are on the horizon.
Can you be productive while resting? No, not really, but getting a good nights sleep and being well rested sure can affect your productivity throughout the day no matter what the activity is. For those who work night shifts or are on-call, sleeping can often occur while there is still plenty of daylight. This is when window treatments in addition to a really great mattress is necessary. Your bedroom is often your private escape from the rest of your home, so having a space that is calming and can aid in your relaxation is the key. For those cold Canadian nights, might we suggest installing a fireplace? Not only is it functional, but it adds to the atmosphere. Who doesn’t love curling up to a nice fire with a glass of wine and a good book at the end of the day?