Florence Slate Blue Home Office
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Work by a windowIt’s daylight that’s key here, but if you can also position your desk so you can enjoy the view out of it, all the better, particularly if you have or can create a nature-filled vista.Ben Channon of Ekkist, who helps architects and builders to create WELL-accredited buildings, took part in a discussion about healthy offices at 2021’s Architect @ Work Digital Summit. He cited some interesting research that compared those working in daylight-filled offices with those in windowless basements. The first group were found to get around 46 minutes more sleep each night. “Over a week, that’s almost one whole night’s sleep,” Ben says. “You can imagine the impact that could have, not just on physical but also mental health.”If facing a window is impossible, consider adding a strategic mirror to allow at least a reflected view of the outdoors.