Working from home has become an increasingly growing aspect of our society. It has quickly become a normal way of life for many people who do not anticipate returning to an office space. Therefore, making an office in the home is something new for many, and they’re not quite sure how to make a clear differentiation between their workspace and living space.
One way to do that is to add a hutch to your desk. Hutches come in handy as they are vertical storage pieces that help distinguish your workspace from the rest of the home. They create a cozy, intimate space where you feel like you’re in another room, even if you have an open-concept floor design.
Another key reason hutches are necessary is they keep everything you regularly use within reach. If you want to remain productive, the tools you use most to complete your tasks shouldn’t be more than a step or two away. The closer your tools, the less likely you are to put off tasks because you don’t want to move out of your comfort zone.
A hutch gives you so many storage options. There are drawers where you can keep reports. The hutch’s cabinets have well-spaced shelving that can be used for everything from printers to binders. If you have classified information you’re keeping for work, get a hutch with locks on the drawers and cabinets to keep everything secure.
Depending on the width and length of the individual compartments, cubbies can hold post-it notes, pens, highlighters, labels, and other supplies to help keep your productivity high. Since they remain open, it’s simple to reach up and grab what you need from the cubby.
Desks with a hutch should be the correct so you can make the best use of your work area. Measure the desk’s depth, length, and width to be sure the hutch will fit. Keep in mind that different hutches are mounted using different techniques. The hardware used to mount the hutch needs to be compatible with your desk. Reading the reviews or checking the desk manufacturer’s website should give you the information you need to choose the right hutch. Check the ceiling height as well; you don’t want it to touch the ceiling.
Next, consider the placement of the hutch. Don’t place it in front of a window to block the natural sunlight from entering the space. Also, be sure the hutch doors can be fully opened, and nothing stops you from easily accessing them.
Lighting is standard in many hutches to keep your workspace well-lit. These hutches need to be near an outlet to be plugged in when you’re using the desk. Newer models have USB charging ports to keep your phone and mobile devices you use for work charged.
If you have a large office space at home, L-shaped desks with hutches will allow you to maximize your storage and productivity. You’ll have plenty of file cabinet space in the desk drawers. The surface space will hold all of your electronic equipment and is especially helpful if using two monitors increases your efficiency.
You’ll even have enough room for photos and decorative accents to jazz up the desk, so it’s not boring. Place a plant on it to increase the oxygen flow in the space. Keep a vase with fresh, colorful wildflowers to add a sense of spring to the atmosphere. A visually appealing desk that feels good when you take a seat will motivate you to get more work done. You’ll also have that work-life balance you need to create.