1. Divide the Room
2. Determine Your Needs
After determining the amount of space you’re going to dedicate for your office in the guest room, take some time to think about your workspace needs. Do you need a big filing system? A workstation to write or read? Is one monitor okay or should you have room for two? By taking the time to think about your needs, you’ll be able to create a custom solution that caters to your daily work.
3. Gather Supplies
The next step is thinking about all of the supplies you use when working. While some people only need a monitor and a keyboard, others require files, memo pads, fax machines, and more. Gather your supplies to get an overview of what you’ll need in terms of storage and workstation space.
4. Focus on Lighting
Contrary to what you might think, lighting has a huge impact on both your mood and productivity. If your guest room has a window, try to divide the room so that you can see the window while working. The natural light will help boost productivity. Otherwise, consider getting some strategic lighting fixtures to help you get the most out of your workday.
5. Upgrade Your Workspace
If you have a desk already, it’s time to re-evaluate it. Many people have turned to inexpensive, low-quality workstations that they build themselves. Unfortunately, these workstations aren’t conducive to your overall productivity. By upgrading your workstation to a custom system with plenty of storage and workspace, you’ll notice a huge improvement in your organization, efficiency, and productivity.