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Home Improvement Tips for the Modern Freelancer

Summary: Working from home creates some challenges that force you to question how you can turn your place of rest and relaxation into an environment where you can also get work done. Some quick home improvements can make this transition easy.

Advancements in technology and an open mindedness about how to approach work has broadened the horizons of what people work on, when they work on it, and where this work is achieved. The internet has continued to connect people from all parts of the world, making it increasingly easier for people to send and receive information from nearly wherever they may find themselves.

Software capabilities have given people the ability to carry out complex and demanding tasks out directly from a laptop. Freelance workers, both new and seasoned, can benefit from some interior design changes to their houses to maximize efficiency and thrive living the work-from-home lifestyle.

Proper Lighting

Lighting may not be the most exciting interior design topic, but you would be surprised how much of a difference the right lighting can make. If there is too little light you can strain your eyes by squinting. On the other hand, too much direct light can create too much glare and contrast. A good way to create proper balance is to make good use of lampshades and covers that can help spread the light out, while simultaneously making the light less intense.

Additionally, using thin window shades to dampen the effects of light from a window can provide a more natural and soothing light source.

Comfortable Seating

It is incredibly easy to get comfy on a big couch but working on one for hours can put unnecessary stress on parts of your neck and back. Ergonomic chair that can support the spine in an upright position can reduce muscle aches.

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