Hire a Designer
× Welcome back to the homeowners' community Log In with Facebook Log In with Google or
Remember Me Forgot Password?
If you are a provider click here to login
Don't have a RenoTalk Account?
× Welcome back to the homeowners' community Sign Up with Facebook Sign Up with Google or Sign Up with Email By Signing Up, you agree to our Terms of Use & Privacy Policy Already have a RenoTalk Account?
Renovation Details

Property Type

HDB

Condo

Landed

Commercial

Property Status

Area Size

Floor Plan (optional)

Renovation Details

Renovation Budget

Key Collection Period

Loan Required

I'm interested in free 12 month home insurance!

We provided protection for you and your family losses caused by any of the insured perils

Consent to contact
I confirm that the information I have provided is my personal data.
By providing this information, I understand that AXA Insurance Pte Ltd (collectively “AXA”) and their respective representatives or agents may collect, use, and/or disclose the information I have provided for the purpose of contacting me about products and services offered by AXA, and I give my consent for AXA and their respective representatives and agents to contact me for this purpose by Telephone, Text Message & Email.

*Terms and Conditions
This offer of the complimentary 1st Year free coverage for Smart Home Essential with basic Sum Assured of $50,000 on Fixttures, Fittings & Renovation, $250,000 Worldwide Personal Liability coverage is exclusively for RenoTalk visitors. Each participant is entitied to one time redemption only and the offer are not exchanged for cash. In consideration of Desmond Kwa Organisation’s collaborations with different corporations, each participant;s member is only entitled to one time. If you have previously enjoy a promotion from Desmond Kwa Organisation you will not be eligible for this offer.

*The offers are only valid for insurance plans purchased from AXA Financial Planners appointed by Frankie Tong Unit of Desmond Kwa Organisation, an agency unit representing AXA Insurance Private Limited. Frankie Tong Unit of Desmond Kwa Organisation reserves the right to change the terms and conditions without prior notice.

Disclaimers:
1. This form is not a contract of insurance. The precise terms and conditions of the plan are specified in the policy contract.
2. Buying a life insurance policy can be a long-term commitment. An early termination of the policy usually involves high costs and the surrender value payable may be less than the total premiums paid.
3. The above is for your information only and does not have any regard to your specific investment objectives, financial situation and any of your particular needs. You may wish to seek advice from an AXA Financial Planner before making a commitment to purchase the product. In the event that you choose not to seek advice from an AXA Financial Planner, you should consider whether the product in question is suitable for you.
4. A product summary is available and may be obtained from AXA Insurance Private Limited and the participating distributors' offices. You should read the product summary before deciding whether to purchase the policy.
5. Buying health insurance products that are not suitable for you may impact your ability to finance your future healthcare needs.
6.Investments in investment-linked policies (“ILP”) are subjected to investment risks including the possible loss of the principal amount invested. The value of units in the ILP sub-fund and the income accruing to the units, if any, may fall or rise. You should read the product summary and the product highlights sheet (“PHS”) before deciding whether to subscribe for units in the ILP sub-fund. The product summary and the PHS may be obtained from a Financial Planner representing AXA Life Insurance Singapore Private Limited.
7. The insurance policy featured in this form is protected under the Policy Owners' Protection Scheme which is administered by the Singapore Deposit Insurance Corporation (SDIC). Coverage for your policy is automatic and no further action is required from you should you buy the policy. For more information on the types of benefi­ts that are covered under the Policy Owners' Protection Scheme as well as the limits of coverage, where applicable, please visit the AXA website at www.axa.com.sg or visit the LIA or SDIC websites (www.lia.org.sg or www.sdic.org.sg) for a copy of the SDIC Guide on PPF Scheme (Life Insurance).

Contact Information

Name

Contact Number

E-mail

Our team will contact you shortly after you submit this request. Do ensure that your contact details above are correct.

By submitting, you are accepting our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy

What's in it for me? 5 Quotations (up to) from reputable interior designers FREE Curated Renovation Packages 24 Hour quick turnaround Join the growing 46,923satisfied homeowners
Your Renovation Budget? Homeowners with similar property type spend $35,000 SGD on average
"I Saved Up to 50%" Ashok Kumar, Homeowner "I was so stressed while looking for a good interior design company, so I'm really grateful to have stumbled upon Renotalk as they streamlined this tedious process by half! The condominium packages were a bargain, and I can safely say I've saved up to 50% from them."
Send me goodies, exclusive deals, and Inspiration for my home! We pinky promise not to spam your mailbox! Sign me up
"I Saved Up to 30%" Muhammad Fahmi, Homeowner "I used RenoTalk's method of getting quotes and received many attractive packages without hassling & bargaining! I even gained an extra 30% value and better service from the Renovators!"
×
Maintenance Details

Property Status

What service do you need?

Network Services
Mover
Storage
Aircon Services
Electrician
Home Automation
Caterer
Carpentry
Flowers Delivery
Painter
Laundry System
Landscaping

Contact Information

Name

Contact Number

E-mail

Our team will contact you shortly after you submit this request. Do ensure that your contact details above are correct.

By submitting, you are accepting our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy

What's in it for me? 5 Quotations (up to) from reputable interior designers FREE Curated Renovation Packages 24 Hour quick turnaround Join the growing 46,923satisfied homeowners
Send me goodies, exclusive deals, and Inspiration for my home! We pinky promise not to spam your mailbox! Sign me up
"I Saved Up to 30%" Muhammad Fahmi, Homeowner "I used RenoTalk's method of getting quotes and received many attractive packages without hassling & bargaining! I even gained an extra 30% value and better service from the Renovators!"
×

6 Tips for Writers to Equip Their Working Room

Interior Design & Decor

531 views

531 views

(Guest Writer: Daniela McVicker)

Whether you’re a novelist, a freelance blogger, or a copywriter, an adequate work environment can be beneficial. This is why equipping your working room properly before you write can significantly improve the quality of your work.

According to Learn G2, only 60% of work time is spent being productive, with two hours on average being spent on recovering from constant interruptions.

The professional interior design of your working room will thus have a profound impact on your creativity, motivation, as well as productivity to write more. With that, let’s take a look at the tips for writers to equip their working room, as well as reasons to do so in 2020.


Image © Pixabay via Pexels

Benefits of Properly Equipping your Working Room

Why should you invest time and resources into the interior design of your working room? As a writer, you will spend a lot of time in this space, and it’s important that you feel comfortable in doing so.

According to the American Psychological Association, writers need to develop a regular schedule, minimize editing while writing, and learn to prioritize in order to write well.

This is easier said than done, however, since an uncomfortable office or guest room will quickly deteriorate a writer’s motivation to sit down and work. Creating an elegant, professional and lifelike working room space, however, can mitigate those difficulties and make it easier to work on what you love.

You can refer to professional writers for reliable writing assistance while you equip your working room in order to make up for the time lost. As such, some of the most important benefits of properly equipping your writer’s working room include:

Less time spent on insignificant distractions

Easier task prioritization and time management

Lowered margin for writing error due to higher focus

● More creative freedom due to a comfortable work environment

Motivation to spend more time in the working room and write

Tips for Writers to Equip their Working Room

1. Start with the Desk

A writer’s desk is arguably the most important element of their working room. As such, it should be chosen very carefully and with regards to existing furniture and décor of the room.

Choose a desk which can fit all of your professional belongings, including a PC or laptop, notebooks, photographs and such. Drawers are a big plus, as they will allow you to store important items and keep them close-by.

Don’t simply choose 'the best' desk, as such a thing doesn’t exist – it’s all in the eye of the beholder. Indoor furniture is a delicate topic, and it’s highly subjective – choose a desk which speaks to your personality, and you will undoubtedly enjoy working on it.

2. Choose a Comfortable Chair

Your writer’s chair is the second most important element of the working room and for a good reason. It needs to be ergonomic, comfortable, and of good enough quality to last for years to come. Professional chairs come in a variety of furnishings, materials and ergonomic elements such as wheels or hand-holders.

Again, it’s best to choose a chair which suits you personally and not the one that is advertised as 'great'. A good chair will invite you to spend endless hours in front of your laptop or PC and write as much as you feel like.

Alternatively, a poor one will drive you away from the working room and make you despise writing – pick your chair carefully.

3. Proper Lighting Matters

The quality of light in your writing room cannot be overstated. Regardless of whether you work best during the day or at night, lighting plays a pivotal role in your productivity and motivation to do so.

Start by positioning your desk and chair so that they face toward or perpendicularly to a window.

Don’t have the window behind you as it will cause an obstruction in natural light during daytime. For nighttime and extended work sessions, make sure to equip your room with lighting which will provide you with enough light to make it comfortable.

If you squint and can barely see what you are doing in the room, the lighting is poor, and you should reevaluate it.

4. Position an Easy-to-Reach Shelf

Given that you are a writer, you are bound to have literature and publications on writing somewhere in the house. However, you can take advantage of your professional library with smart positioning of an easy-to-reach shelf.

Place a shelf behind you or next to your desk in order to have full access to your writing equipment and books without standing up. This is done to maintain productivity and focus, not as a lazy excuse not to get up and walk.

The shelf should not obstruct light from your desk and should be within arm’s reach from the desk. Doing so will significantly improve your working room’s flow and aura of productivity.

5. Add a Bit of Plant Life

Creating an inviting environment is all about making it feel 'alive' and 'homey'. To do that, you can incorporate some plant life into your writer’s room. Greenery can help liven up your working room and make it more hospitable for an extended stay.

Whether you choose simple cactus plants, a flower pot or a simple decorative plant is up to you. You can even add a bonsai tree to your working room and tend to it during breaks. Choose whichever plant, flower, or miniature fruit tree you identify with and make it a part of your work environment.

6. Keep the Décor under Control

As we’ve mentioned before, your working room should focus on writing-related tasks and not much else. Wall art and paintings can add much-needed comfort to the work environment, but they should not take away your focus.

Simply put, make sure that you keep your décor under control and limit what you put into the office space. Even an unobtrusive accessory can quickly take away from the focus of the room, so keep things utilitarian and writing-oriented as much as possible.

In Summary

When all is said and done, your working room should be comfortable and enable you to do what you do best – write. Any item or piece of furniture which takes away from that goal should be eliminated from the room and moved someplace else.

While this approach may seem 'Spartan', it will ensure that your creativity and energy are focused solely on writing. If the environment feels too sterile or bland, mix things up and add some decorations or change the interior design a bit.

Once you settle for a comfortable design unique to your character, your writing habits will skyrocket as a result.

~

Author’s Bio: Daniela McVicker is a freelance writer, blogger, and contributor to Essayguard. She graduated from Durham University and has an MA in psychological science. Her passion is travelling and finding ways to enrich students’ learning experiences.

 

Request for quotes and we'll match you with a selection of Interior Designers!

Previous

BOHO STYLE: MODERN BOHEMIAN DESIGN STYLE

Next

The Sofa Diaries

Interested in Renovating your home, offices & retail shops?

Request for quotations here

Name

Contact Number

E-mail

Renovation Type

By submiting your request, you are accepting to our Terms of use and our Privacy Policy

...

You may also be interested in

It Was A BLAST at SITEX 2018!
10 Things To Get From IKEA’s SOLGLIMTAR Collection For CNY 2019!
[IMPORTANT NOTE FOR EPIDEMIC PREVENTION] HOW TO USE BLEACH PROPERLY: 8 TRIVIA YOU NEED TO KNOW
Home Renovation: How to be Financially Prudent?
Megahome Electrical & Home Fair 2018
×

Sending Enquiry

Name Email Contact Number What is your preferred time

Anytime

Between
8am - 12pm

Between
12pm - 6pm

Between
6pm - 12am

Enquiry Sending Enquiry to