Watch Now on YouTube! Listen on our Blog Page

Budget-Friendly Ways to Upgrade Your Home Workspace

March 15, 2022

Image via Pexels

Budget-Friendly Ways to Upgrade Your Home Workspace

If you have a home office, chances are you spend more time in it than you do in other areas of your home. And if you spend time and energy thinking of how you can improve the decor of your living room, bedroom, and bathrooms, why wouldn’t you invest some thought into the space where you work so hard?

Here’s the best part: You don’t have to drain your savings to boost the appeal and function of your home office! Check out these budget-friendly tips from Mighty House for making your workspace healthier, more comfortable, and more productive.

Figure Out Your Budget   

Your first step will be to go over your budget to figure out how much money you have available to invest in your home office upgrade. This is when you will figure out if you can afford a new desk and other equipment or if you should only buy some paint supplies to spruce up the space.

If you need to make significant improvements to your office but are worried about the costs, think of ways to free up some cash. For example, perhaps you could request a cash-out refinance from your mortgage lender. Essentially, this would mean that your lender replaces your existing mortgage with a new one for a larger amount. Then, you would receive the difference in cash that you could put toward your improvement projects.

Tidy Up the Space    

One of the most practical ways to make your home office healthier and inspiring is to keep it clutter-free. Take a few hours to go through all of your belongings to tidy things up. You might be surprised by how much stress will fall off your shoulders as you organize those magazines, books, manuals, and documents. This would also be an excellent time to deep clean your workspace by wiping every surface and vacuuming and mopping the floors.

As you organize your workspace, find a way to manage your cables and wires. Tangled cords not only look bad, but they can also take up precious surface and floor space while adding stress to your workday. Spend 10 or 15 minutes each day tidying up your office, and you will find yourself working more comfortably and productively.

Paint a Chalkboard

We know—chalkboard walls are trendy in kitchens and children’s rooms these days, but they can really get the creativity flowing in your home office! You can paint a chalkboard wall as large or small as you want; the key is to give yourself as much space as you need to jot down ideas, appointment reminders, or inspiring artwork. Painting one office wall from ceiling to floor with chalkboard paint is a fast, inexpensive way to visualize your goals and ideas.

Add Natural Elements     

Nature has a way of benefiting our health and well being, so why not incorporate it into your home office? Look to air-purifying houseplants that can boost your interior appeal while also keeping the air in your workplace clean. Consider opening your windows during the day to allow fresh air to flow in and provide natural light, which can do wonders for your productivity. Choosing a paint color that evokes nature (e.g., forest green, deep brown, ocean blue, etc.) is another budget-friendly way to bring nature inside.

If you spend a lot of your time working in your home office, it makes sense to invest some time and energy into upgrading it. Consider the tips above for making your workspace accommodate your needs and facilitate more productivity without draining your bank account. You might be surprised by how quickly you can transform a space with a bit of sweat equity and a few bucks!

If you found this article helpful, you can access much more home improvement content on today!

Written by Katie Conroy

Funny, friendly experts with serious answers and great ideas to help with all of your home improvement projects.

The Most Fun you can have with home improvement

Join Ron Cowgill, along with Rich Cowgill, Robbie Erhardt and the Mighty House速 team and get help with all of your home improvement and repair issues.