A good workspace environment has a keen catalytic effect on your productivity. It stimulates creativity, keeps the ideas brewing, and helps you get things done efficiently. Recreating an office-like environment at home may only be partially possible but you can incorporate certain workspace elements at home.
A whiteboard is one of the first things that come to mind while creating a home office. While a whiteboard cannot supplement the collaborative spirit of having colleagues around, it does make a difference. However, there are certain issues that you may face while trying to install a whiteboard in your home office.
- You may not have sufficient open wall space to install a whiteboard that is big enough
- A traditional whiteboard meddles with the overall appearance of the home office
- If you want large spaces to write and surround yourself with ideas, hanging traditional whiteboards is impractical.
So, you should consider some whiteboard alternatives for your home office. There are some solutions that can open up new possibilities for your workspace.
Whiteboard paint to create writable walls
Whiteboard paint is specially designed to turn any smooth wall into a dry-erase surface. You can write on it with dry-erase markers and wipe it clean with microfibre cloths. Here’s why it makes more sense than a traditional whiteboard.
- The size and shape of your wall don’t matter when you turn the entire wall into a writable surface.
- By applying the whiteboard paint to every wall, you can virtually turn the entire room into a space for working on ideas.
- It gives you a space large enough to share your ideas during a video
- It doesn’t stick out of the wall or consume extra
- It’s a cost-effective solution that lasts you a
What if you don’t want to change the color of your home office?
Well, there is a way of turning entire walls in your home office into writable surfaces without changing the color of the walls. All you need is a coat of clear whiteboard paint.
If you have a wall freshly painted in a color of your choice, simply apply a coat of clear whiteboard paint and wait for it to dry out and cure.
You will end up with a smooth and durable surface to write on in your favorite color. You can go beyond your home office and apply the paint to your living room or kids’ room, and give them a surface to get creative without messing up the walls.
More than just a whiteboard wall
Yes, there is a lot more you can do with your walls the moment you decide to make the move from traditional whiteboards to whiteboard paints. We have already discussed how you can turn walls into whiteboards, even in a color of your choice.
With a few coats of super magnetic paint, you can turn your boring home office wall into a magnetic dry-erase surface. You will need to apply the magnetic paint on a smooth surface, then prime it with white primer, and then apply the whiteboard paint.
If you want a magnetic whiteboard in a color of your choice, you simply add a couple of coats of the color after you have primed the magnetic surface. Then, you apply the clear whiteboard paint.
There is more. You can use a matt whiteboard paint to create a surface that is both writable and projectable. Or, you can go for a multipurpose whiteboard wallpaper that has magnetic properties and doubles as a projection screen.
Such whiteboard products are widely used in the US and they have been gaining popularity in schools and government offices in Australia in the last 5 years. The point is, that there are a lot of possibilities to explore once you start looking for a whiteboard alternative for a home office.