The world is expected to start making a slow return to normalcy in 2021. During this challenging where social distancing is key, most of us are spending a lot more time at home, giving us a new perspective of what a home is and revealing new problems of our previous setups that we now need to fix. Working from home and spending quality time with family while taking care of our mental and physical health are both dependent on the domestic environment. This is the reason why more people than before are looking into home renovation and upgrade possibilities.
If you’re seeking ways to improve your work-life balance and enjoy everything that your flat has to offer, an upgrade may be in the books for you. Sprucing up your flat and creating new functional areas are excellent ways to start 2021 in the best possible way.
Home renovations do not have to be expensive and intrusive, as long as they’re carried out strategically. Help from professional interior designers during the planning and execution phases will save you a lot of time, money and trouble.
Phase 3 and Workplace Restrictions
In the end of 2020, Prime Minister Lee Hsein Loong announced that Phase 3 of the Circuit Breaker period will commence on December 28. A number of changes became effective with this new stage of the measures aimed at countering the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The number of people permitted to gather socially in public grew from five to eight. The same rule was implemented for household visits.
Capacity limits are also meant to be eased in places like malls, attractions and places of worship.
According to officials, a new normal will remain in place, even as Singapore is moving towards less severe restrictions. The dangers linked to Covid-19 have not been completely eliminated, which means that vigilance and adherence to good anti-pandemic practices will still be required,
The government is also working towards restoring the full capacity of Singapore’s economy. As a result, more workers will be allowed to go back to the office. Still, employees should still continue working from home for at least half of the work time. In addition, no more than 50 per cent of workers should be present at the office together at any given time.
What does this mean to you as an individual and a professional?
If you don’t have the right workplace conditions at home, the time has come to start planning a bit of change. The social distancing restrictions will likely remain effective (with varying degrees of severity) throughout 2021. You’ll probably be advised to work from home if such a change is feasible. A home workspace comes with its distinctive challenges that you’ll need to overcome in order to ensure your professional success.
All the Potential Hidden in Your Home
We’ve discussed the creation of the perfect home office multiple times through the past year.
Even if you don’t have a ton of space, a dedicated distraction-free zone can be put together. Separators, noise control interior design choices and a couple of additional clever hacks will help you put together a little study that will give you the chance to focus on your professional responsibilities.
As you’re probably spending more time at home right now, you can do a bit of brainstorming.
Think about the type of work you do, the amount of available space and the changes that will need to occur for your study to become as practical as possible.
Following a couple of rules will give you excellent outcomes.
For a start, focus on ergonomic design. The right furniture and storage solutions will occupy a minimal amount of space while also ensuring optimal conditions for work.
Next, embrace natural light. Think of a well-lit space close to a window. Many people commit the mistake of placing their home office in a dark corner (that cannot be used for any other purpose). The absence of light, however, reduces productivity and can have a negative impact on your emotional wellbeing.
You should also think about comfort. Will you need a little space to think, do creative planning, draw or brainstorm? A little loveseat or a plush armchair will give you the spot to relax and focus on the creative aspects of work. You can also use this cosy spot to take breaks without disturbing your workday routine.
Unlock the Power of Your Home with Professional Interior Design and Renovation
Getting started with a home renovation project is never easy, especially if you’re pressed for time.
Are you clueless about the first steps and the changes bound to give you the best outcome?
Seeking out professional assistance now can help you complete a thorough home interior design transformation without spending a fortune or having to deal with costly mistakes.
The Home Guide team is ready to assist you during every step of the way.
Our extensive residential portfolio stands as evidence of the team’s competences and diversified know-how. We love challenges and we love transforming homes for the better. Even if your flat is tiny and cluttered right now, we can recommend the changes that will free up space and create the functional zones needed in your everyday life.
Don’t hesitate to contact Home Guide today for a no-obligations free consultation. It doesn’t matter if you want to enjoy the perfect home office or give your flat a much-needed facelift. We’d be glad to learn more about you and recommend the improvements bound to deliver the outcome you want