Because of the COVID-19 crisis, the number of people working from home is higher than ever, and many organizations do not have immediate plans to transition back to the standard in-office 9-5 model. While most workers have attempted to make their own homes suitable for the new reality, family obligations, children, neighbors, and other distractions can make completing work obligations challenging. Renting a corporate apartment for work-at-home purposes may be an excellent option for people who need space to perform work tasks remotely.
Corporate apartment rentals are under increasing pressure to offer spaces that enable working from home, with secure wireless connectivity and sufficient room to make performing work-related tasks easy and seamless. Retrofitting short-term and long-term furnished rentals with the appropriate amenities is critical to attracting tenants in this uncertain post-pandemic climate.
Corporate furnished housing must have dedicated workspaces with, ideally, separate rooms with a desk and file cabinets. Providing renters with the necessary work-related resources will allow them to focus on completing work tasks without making significant adjustments to the space.
A digital workspace featuring ergonomic furnishings will give renters the tools they need to work long hours in relative comfort without experiencing distractions. Ergonomic furnishings can help tenants avoid musculoskeletal distress from sitting for hours at a time, and ergonomic design can help make performing in-office tasks more efficient.
Incorporating a digital scanner and even a printer is particularly helpful, as it allows tenants who are working from home a convenient resource for uploading important documents without having to find a copier center where such tasks can be performed. This saves renters a huge amount of time and money.
While a good entertainment center probably isn’t considered an essential component for a home office, it can be extremely helpful for many renters. Whether they prefer to listen to music as they work or need a good sound system or HD TV to perform entertainment industry-related tasks, having quality equipment can make work easier and more enjoyable.
Organization is critical for performing tasks efficiently, and having a workspace that allows for precise filing systems is a definite plus. In addition to filing cabinetry and shelving, things like wall-mounted boards – white boards or cork boards – can help tenants easily visualize tasks and organize their work product.
A comforting and visually appealing space is also important, as having elements that make the environment pleasant and comfortable can reduce stress and even increase productivity. Having plants in a workspace has been shown to inspire feelings of calm and wellbeing.
SoBeNY offers a variety of corporate housing options that cater to a diverse assortment of professionals who need work-at-home space. To find the best furnished apartment for short or long-term rental, please visit our information page to learn more about our suite of residencies.