Design your home office with daylight

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Following the pandemic, working from home has become the normal way of life for many of us. Even if you enjoy a hybrid working situation, alternating between the office and your house, it is vital to create an enjoyable and relaxing space to work for when you are at home. The best way to achieve this is by ensuring your working space has plenty of natural light.

3 reasons why you should design your home office with daylight

Are you less productive when working from home? Maybe you aren't getting enough natural light. Good lighting is critical for any home office. Natural light has multiple benefits and is a source of essential nutrients. It helps you stay more alert and can improve your productivity.

Desk lamps and ceiling lights are great, but nothing beats natural daylight.

Daylight increases your productivity 

Daylight has multiple benefits, the most important among them being increased productivity. Studies have shown that the more we work in natural light, the higher energy levels we have compared to artificial light. Exposure to daylight is, therefore, imperative for stimulating creativity.  

There are also numerous health benefits linked to natural light. In fact, a study shows that if we get 30 minutes of sunlight a day, we can better cope with stress and anxiety. An overall boost to your general well-being will increase your ability to concentrate and focus. 

Key takeaways
  • Increase productivity in your home office by designing the space to include natural light. This increases ventilation and reduces eyestrain.
  • There are many windows to choose from for your home office. Solar-powered and electric windows, 3in1 windows, and roof balconies can all bring more light to your home office space.
  • Smart home solutions such as VELUX Active with NETATMO allow you to maintain a healthy indoor climate for your home office with a sensor that’s connected to your smartphone.

Your brain will thank you for a breath of fresh air

Proper ventilation is vital to maintaining a healthy indoor climate. Fresh air has many benefits: it makes us feel happier, strengthens our immune systems, and helps our brains to function better.

Avoid eyestrain with better lighting

Artificial light is usually tinted blue or yellow, while natural light provides a clean, white light that casts fewer shadows. Natural light aids in our ability to see clearly without added strain. Anyone who looks at artificial light from computer screens knows it can put a severe strain on our eyes. Eyestrain is often linked to Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS), which can cause discomfort. Research has shown that it's possible to significantly reduce CVS with more exposure to natural light. 

"Desk lamps and ceiling lights are great, but nothing beats natural daylight. "

Choose the right windows for your home office 

VELUX solar-powered and electric roof windows 

VELUX electric and solar-powered products can be easily operated with a pre-paired wall switch, including a rain sensor that automatically closes the roof window when it starts to rain. Upgrade to VELUX ACTIVE with NETATMO to operate your windows from your phone and regulate your indoor climate automatically (including temperature and CO2 levels) with the smart indoor climate sensor.

Maximise the light in your workspace with a 3in1 window

A 3in1 window will maximise the light in your home office. Offering three times the daylight than that of a single roof window, it will completely transform your workspace into a bright, inviting space that promotes productivity and concentration.

VELUX roof balcony – take a break on your balcony 

Step out on to your own private balcony. Have a coffee break and a breath of fresh air with the VELUX roof balcony. Connect with outside spaces and create a unique home office; working from home will never be the same.

VELUX blinds and shutters 

Add blinds that offer flexible lighting and control over your privacy. Choose between 16 colours and different levels of transparency. Electric or solar-operated blinds and shutters are recommended for out-of-reach roof windows - and for ultimate convenience.

VELUX ACTIVE with NETATMO - control your home office windows in our app 

VELUX ACTIVE with NETATMO is our smart, automated indoor climate control to operate your VELUX solar-powered or electric roof windows, blinds, and shutters using only your smartphone. VELUX ACTIVE monitors the temperature, humidity, and CO2 levels to ensure that your room is ventilated regularly.

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