Creating The Perfect Home Work Space

Many of us are currently adjusting to a new normal and experiencing what it’s like to work from home. You could thoroughly enjoy commuting to your new home office wearing pajama pants, or maybe it is difficult to focus on working from home. Whatever your outlook, Gerstad Builders can help you optimize your home office for maximum comfort and productivity. We build a home office spaces that can be personalized to meet everyones’ different needs.

SMART Technology in your Gerstad home is built with a WiFi hub and i tied to a modem and router panel located in the basement. Before COVID-19 changed many of our lives, Gerstad was keeping your needs in mind. We understand clients live in a technologically advanced world, and we want to make staying connected easy and convenient. Our WiFi hubs allow for connecting many essential technologies together. This includes digital locks, security cameras, thermostats, and smart lights and can connect to your smart home hub. These features are a standard in each of our homes throughout our communities in Illinois and Wisconsin. 

Smart Technology experience

Keeping our client’s needs in mind means ensuring our clients have the best SMART Technology experience. The equipment necessary for high-speed Wi-Fi connection is placed in the highest ceiling of each of our new homes, making connectivity and Internet speed a breeze. The Gerstad Wi-Fi package includes the following: a ceiling-mounted transmitter, a data line and coaxial cable wired to the preferred primary TV location, and phone line. These are all wired to any location in the home. Plus, a connection box located in the basement for all low-voltage and internet equipment connections.

Home work space suggestions. Your Gerstad home already has you covered with the technological aspect, We have you covered with some tips on how to remain focused while working from home. First, remember to keep work and relaxation separate. Studies show that trying to work in a space where you are accustomed to relaxing is a fruitless endeavor. Wherever you choose to work, feel like you’re at the office rather than getting ready for a movie night. 

Don’t underestimate the power of mother nature! Fresh air and greenery can help increase oxygen levels and productivity. No one wants to work in a stuffy space. Open a window and invest in some new office plants. This will brighten up your work space and perhaps even result in you looking forward to stepping into the office. 


Maximize your morning “commute.” If you’re walking downstairs in your pajamas and eating breakfast at your desk, it is hard to get into work mode. Instead, treat your mornings like you actually have a commute to make. Wake up, get ready, eat breakfast, and then step into your work space. Take a few minutes to center yourself in the mornings can lead to more head clarity and productivity as the day goes on. Don’t forget about necessary breaks either. Having a designated lunchtime or set break during the day helps to alleviate burn out. 

At Gerstad Builders, our mission is to ensure you always feel comfortable in your living space. Every homeowner has different needs. We can build a home office space personalized to everyone’s particular lifestyle. Contact us at 815-385-4495 for any questions or comments you may have. As always, we’re here to help. Currently we have new processes in place during physical distancing so you can still go forward with viewing and buying a home. For the full details, click here.

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