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WFH or WFO ? Why not Work from your Patio ?

Do you realize we've had three springs since the pandemic? It's strange, I know, but one of the benefits of the pandemic is that more people than ever work from home. While many of us like working from home, who wants to be trapped inside when the weather is so beautiful outside?

If you’re working from home, set new goals for the spring and work from your patio! We have several fantastic ideas to inspire you to create the perfect patio office. 

Before You Create Outdoor Workspaces

Before you start moving things around, you should make sure your outdoor spaces support your needs. Consider how many devices you’ll need such as laptops, printers, speakers, or other applications. There should be plenty of power outlets to handle the volume. 

It’s also important to mention WiFi. When it comes to working outdoors, you may get a weak signal being further away from the router. Distance will weaken the signal, so it would help if you get a WiFi booster. 

Consider the Working Environment

Working outside can be invigorating on a warm, sunny day. However, eight hours in the unprotected sun and in an uncomfortable chair takes the joy out of being outside on a beautiful day. 

As you can now work from your patio, set up a workspace outdoors that protects you and your equipment from nature. While you can take advantage of the wellness effects of the sunlight and fresh air, still wear sunscreen. Since you can’t apply sunblock to your laptop, make sure outdoor assets are properly protected from the heat or UV rays, moisture, and wind. 

Set Up Your Work From Home Patio

The approach to designing the perfect outdoor workspace is the same as if it’s any other functional space in your home. If you work from your patio, keep everything you need close by to make your day a productive one. With that in mind, here are a few tips to help you successfully work outdoors.

Simple Solutions to Working Outside

It doesn’t matter if you set up an outdoor office on a balcony, on the front porch, in the backyard, or even on a fire escape, how you arrange your spaces should be based on the square footage you have. You also need to consider ways to protect your eyes and equipment.

If your balcony or porch is only wide enough for your laptop, table and chair, the simplest solution is to add this mahogany wood Adirondack. The outdoor lounge chair is perfect for a small space. It’s compact and comes with a free detachable tray. 

When You Need Outdoor Space

Before you start moving things around, you should make sure your outdoor spaces support your needs. Consider how many devices you’ll need such as laptops, printers, speakers, or other applications. There should be plenty of power outlets to handle the volume. 

When brainstorming, you may need a large patio table that seats up to six people and can support an umbrella. We suggest a patio dining set like the Livingston Teak Wood. The chairs are ergonomically contoured, so guests can enjoy sitting for long hours. However, you can purchase cushions that provide back and rear end support.

Purchase our weather-resistant outdoor patio furniture and accessories. Consider outdoor curtains because they offer privacy and canopies and umbrellas provide some protection from the sun, wind and rain. On the days when breezes are absent, fans are a welcoming piece of equipment. Alternatively, you may need a heat lamp for those cool evenings or an outdoor fireplace. It’s just one of the ways to make work from your patio more pleasant.

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