KUSA - There's one home-improvement project that can make life in a current home more enjoyable in the short term and pay big dividends when the time comes to sell.
During our weekly real estate visit with Wade Perry, Managing Broker of Coldwell Banker Devonshire, Perry talked about some of the keys to doing it right.
Perry says whether it's just part of a room partitioned off with an obscure acrylic-block wall to create a private nook or an entire room, home offices are essential. The multifunctional space can be used for studying, paying bills, writing or running a home business.
Home Office Considerations
Color can affect your productivity, your mood, and how you interact with your clients. Many people automatically think of black and white when it comes to home offices: black because it represents power, and white because it makes people feel peaceful. But too much of either of those colors causes headaches. The key is to combine soothing colors, such as blues and greens, with a touch of energy producing colors, such as reds and oranges.
The décor you use in your office will also help set the mood of you and your clients. A sharp sophisticated look will make you feel in control and let your clients know that you mean business. A more casual look will help you relax, and set the mood for a no-stress workday.
With the latest technology, it's possible to have a paperless office, and either store everything on your hard drive or in the cloud. But if you must have paper copies, it's important to keep them organized. Use traditional filing cabinets, or get creative and stack colorful decorative boxes neatly on top of one another.
Your home office is where you'll spend the better part of everyday. It's up to you to make sure that it's a place you want to spend time in.
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