A home office is a great asset, especially in the digital, post COVID-19 world we live in. Even if you’re only working from home a day or two a week, having a dedicated space can take you from a mediocre, distracted day, to a fully focused, productive day.
Working from home has become a bigger trend since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Bringing work home quickly transformed from being taboo to the norm. The problem was many didn’t have an adequate workspace to stay focused throughout the day. At home, there are many other demands than those of just our boss.
So many across the nation are recreating their traditional office spaces. COVID-19 has forced many of us to work from our home's kitchen tables or a corner in the living room or even just the couch and coffee table.
If you find yourself needing to work from home long-term, a Cook Portable Warehouse can be easily converted into a home office. Then, you can have a dedicated space for productivity sitting right outside your back door! Check out these 15 other inventive ways to use a Cook building!
No matter where your office is, here are a couple tips to get your space ready for a productive day.
One of the fun parts of decorating your home or even your shed, is adding a welcoming entrance. You can add a welcome mat, colorful plants, even paint your door a bright, inviting color. But, one simple way to greet your guests is by creating a welcome sign.
This sign doesn’t always have to say “welcome,” though. Get creative and let your personality show!
If you’re from the south, then “Hey Y'all!” may be your favorite greeting. A fun idea is to trace your state onto a canvas or piece of scrap wood, then paint your favorite welcome phrase on top. In this example, they took the background color and made it a couple of shades darker to add an accent design, so the canvas didn’t look as flat.
If you’d like a quiet place to work from home, covert your shed into a home office! Portable buildings also serve as great studios and hobby centers. While you could use the shed just as it comes, some people prefer to go above and beyond, creating a truly ideal work space for their needs.
It’s important to note that this should only be done if you own your shed. Though our rent-to-own program is a great offer, you'll need to wait until it is fully paid off before making any permanent changes. One of the benefits of the rent-to-own option is that you can actually get a feel for if this shed is the right size for your DIY home office or not. If you find it's too small you can always trade up to a larger size without losing your investment.
Are you expecting a little bit back from your taxes this year? Great! Take it and invest in your home. It’s tempting to spend it on something fun, so maybe put $50 aside for a nice night out and then spend the rest toward improving your home.
Whether you’re building a new home or you’re thinking about selling the home you have, now is the time to invest in your backyard. It’s been said your home’s value could potentially increase by 20% if you invest in your landscape.
Homeowners be warned: Jack Frost is rolling into town.
Sounds like the opening to a horror movie, right? That’s not too far off. Some are already seeing snow, cold winds and utility bills that would make Franz San Galli roll in his grave.
Before you start hunkering down for another snowpocalypse, take a few steps to shore up your home and, hopefully, your wallet:
If you’ve checked out our Winter Prep guide, you’re already ahead of the curve! But, of course, your property isn’t the only thing you have to look out for when the cold weather hits.
What about your home? Your family? Or your rumbling tummy when the power goes out and the food from your freezer spoils?
Winter preparedness guides are everywhere - in fact, Cook Portable Warehouses has it’s own Home Emergency Preparedness Guide right here - but we wanted to add a few extras. The items that keep you happy, as well as healthy and warm; the items that turn ‘surviving’ into ‘flourishing.’