If your planning on relocating to Roatan and will be working from your home, the design plans you choose can have a major influence over how well you work, how your feel and even how you move. Here are some tips from Treasure Island Construction about how your home office design choice can affect productivity levels. Afterall, you do want to make sure that you have plenty of free time to enjoy the beautiful beaches and scenery Roatan has to offer!
Colour is Key
A major factor that can affect your behaviour in design is colour. Colour is a surprisingly effective tool to alter people’s mood. That’s because colour has a profound effect on the human brain. Our brains associate different colours with different needs and moods. If you take the effects of different colours into account when designing a home workspace, you can optimize your space to enhance your productivity. Here are some examples:
- Blues are calming and can help lower stress. If you’ve ever been stressed about work, you know how unsettling it can be. Work stress usually makes working harder. This is why calming blue tones for your home office can keep you happier, engaged and more productive.
- Oranges and reds boost energy levels. They actually can raise stress slightly, but in a good way. Tiny amounts of stress is what often motivates people to speed up and place more energy into their work. These colours gives the illusion of pressure, just enough that the brain kicks things up a notch to get stuff done.
- Medium greens can be a good compromise. Soft, inviting greens are a great balance between calm and productive. Plus a palette of fresh greens lend a perfect island touch.
Another productivity booster is lighting. Have you ever noticed how easy it is to feel sleepy in a room with dim, warm lighting? Our bodies equate it with the setting of the sun and the end of the day. It signals to us that it’s time to sleep.
On the other hand, bright, clear light does a great job waking us up. Have you ever enjoyed a vibrant island sunrise? It is energizing and inspiring. You might have noticed that the morning sunlight is bright and somewhat cold in color. That is the exact reason why bright lamps or overhead lights with little warmth to them tend to wake us up. They aren’t the coziest lights, but they sure are good at tricking our brains into staying awake. While we get plenty of natural lighting in this climate, and the design of your windows can play an important role in ensuring that you have plenty of bright light in your workspace, there are days or even weeks during rainy season where you will wish you had proper lighting for your home office.
If you’d like more ideas about how to design the perfect home office when building your home on Roatan, give us a call. We look forward to connecting with you.