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With the rise of remote work, more people now have the freedom to explore various work arrangements. While working from home is a valid option, it has its drawbacks, including loneliness and isolation. That’s why many are turning to coworking spaces like the ones we built in Park Ridge and Deerfield, IL.  Not only do these spaces offer the perfect balance of flexibility and structure, but they also allow for socialization and collaboration.

If you don’t know whether coworking is worth spending on, here are some reasons to give it a shot. You might find that it’s a better use of your money than working in a coffee shop all day.

Access to Amenities

One of the best perks of having a coworking membership is the amenities. While you’d have to keep paying $4 for every cup of coffee in a cafe, our coworking spaces have unlimited coffee on tap. Our Deerfield location even has unlimited Kambucha on tap!

We even give you free beer to celebrate the end of the workday. You can count that toward your savings.

Coworking spaces have many other benefits to offer that you won’t find at home or in a coffee shop.

We have meeting rooms and quiet nooks you can use when you need to focus. That’s a massive advantage if you don’t have privacy at home and constantly have to deal with distractions. We even provide printers, high-speed internet, and dedicated parking spots. You also have access to administrative support. Your stress levels will plummet when all your work essentials are covered.

Coworking spaces even think about your security. Connecting to public Wi-Fi at coffee shops is a risky business. But you can be worry-free as all Brick & Mortar coworking spaces have security measures like firewalls, virus and spam filters, and network activity trackers.

Sense of Belonging

More than the amenities, what people love about coworking spaces is the sense of community. As many have experienced during the pandemic, working in isolation isn’t the best for our mental health. In coworking spaces, you’ll meet people from various backgrounds and industries. And even if you don’t have common interests with everyone, you know you share the same passion for work. It’s a great way to network with the community.

You can inspire, learn, and help one another with your individual goals. You can also socialize on a personal level and network as a professional. That is not something you can get working from home. This feeling of belonging can give you more motivation to get out of bed and tackle your daily tasks. You will feed off everyone’s energy and be more productive than ever.

Brick & Mortar now has 2 coworking spaces in Deerfield and Park Ridge. So even if you travel for work, you can go to the nearest location and feel like you never left home.

Here’s a photo of our Deerfield, IL, location.

coworking desks

Full Flexibility

The best part of remote work is how much flexibility you can enjoy. And we set up our coworking spaces to support that lifestyle. You can come in when it is most convenient for you or when you are most productive. After all, not everyone is a morning person. If you are more of a night owl, you can work in the evenings since our coworking spaces are open 24/7. If you love to work out, you can have a gym break in the afternoon and then come back. You control your time.

Coworking spaces also offer geographic flexibility. You can access the one closest to home, saving you time and money. You don’t have to spend hours on the road to get to the office. In addition, our coworking spaces provide flexible payment options. You don’t have to worry about long-term leases that you often encounter with permanent office spaces. You only have to pay for what you use, allowing you to put more toward savings.

Improved Mental Health

Working from home is convenient, but that can come at the cost of mental health. For some, the lack of structure makes them feel lost and unmotivated.

For others, they develop a boundary issue as the line between work and rest gets blurrier. Many tend to overwork because they have constant access to their workstations. It doesn’t help that there aren’t any team lunches, coffee breaks, or small talk to cut the monotony.

Working outside the home can benefit your mental health if you’ve been in a rut. Coworking spaces are comfortable, helping you feel at home, but they also offer enough structure to put you in the right mindset to work.

It’s also helpful to have people around you to set the pace. You work when they do and take a break when they do. In addition, some coworking spaces have amenities that encourage work-life balance, including gyms and nap rooms.

The Bottom Line

Remote work has many advantages over the traditional work setup. It’s easy to develop bad work habits in a home setting. Coworking spaces encourage a healthier and more productive way to go about your tasks. For the best experience, choose a coworking space that suits your needs, location, and budget.