I’m Jasmine Roth, founder of Built Custom Homes, curator of my online retail store The Shop by Jasmine Roth, and host of HGTV’s hit shows Hidden Potential and HELP! I Wrecked My House. I was also on HGTV’s Season 1 of Rock the Block, but I won’t spoil the winner for you 😉 Building custom homes is my bread and butter and I love finding ways to make homes as personal, functional and beautiful as possible. Whether I’m exploring my TV projects, or sharing secret pro tips for everything from design to entertaining and cooking, I’m here to help you build Your Happy Home. Let’s build something together!



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The Work-From-Home Hacks I Can’t Live Without


HGTV Jasmine Roth Work From Home Hacks

Okay guys, get ready for some work-from-home hacks that, if you’re like me, you might be in desperate need of right now. Because it looks like these “temporary” work-from-home office setups we have in our homes might not be so temporary after all. With COVID-19 still very much affecting the US and where I am in California, most of the people I know are being asked by work to stay put.

And if you’re sitting at your kitchen table and using that as your command central for work stuff, I bet you’re starting to get pretty restless! Especially if you’re gearing up for distance learning for the new school year… which means you could be sharing that table with your kids!

Hidden Potential home office with wicker chair

I remember when our first shelter-in-place orders came down, we quickly ordered Brett a desk chair so he could work from our home at a table upstairs. Then we ordered another one because that one was too uncomfortable, ha! But in all seriousness, if you’re not comfortable when you’re working – no matter where you are – it’s not a good time.

And if you don’t have the right gear or organization to make your work run smoothly, that’s pretty much the brain’s equivalent of sitting in a really uncomfortable chair.

Hidden Potential home office with a blue desk

Sometimes being comfortable looks different than actually buying an ergonomic chair or setting up a fancy home office. Not all of us have the option to create an office within our home, so we need to find work-from-home hacks that improve our work setup anywhere in the house.

The Work-From-Home Hacks I Can’t Live Without

Blue Light Blocking Glasses // Posture Corrector // Desk Chair Cushion // Pencil Holder // Wireless Keyboard & Mouse // Essential Oil Diffuser // Planner


Taking some time to evaluate how you work, and what you need to have a productive workday at home, will make all the difference in your work-from-home game.

A Few More Quick Tips to Improve your Home Work Station

1. Stock up on pretty supplies

If you have a little bit of a budget for this, invest in some organizational supplies you like to look at.  Sometimes a file folder in a pretty color will lift our mood more than a regular manila one.  Sometimes a copper pencil holder will be nicer to stare at while you’re on the phone than a pile of pens on your desk.

HGTV Jasmine Roth Work From Home Hacks

2. Add Some Ambiance

Light a candle, get oils going in a diffuser, grab a salt lamp – make it feel cozy and special!

3. Keep Inspiration Nearby

If certain photos or sayings inspire you and motivate you to do your best work, hang them up where you can see them from your desk.

HGTV Jasmine Roth Work From Home Hacks

4. Pick a stopping time

…And try to stick to it! The hard thing about working from home is that you never leave work. Setting a time when you plan to call it quits each day will hopefully help you keep some of that work/life balance in check.


  1. Andy Aguirre

    Where is that storage piece with shelves and pull out file drawer from?

  2. Old Grannie

    Great ideas, will share with our children. Our children are working from home and one has 2 at college for in person classes in other states plus one in high school and elementary school for in person classes and the other has one doing all online per the school district plus, it’s also helpful because her mom doesn’t have an immune system so, as sad as it is that she can’t be at school especially just starting junior high, she’s keeping her mom safe per the school district.

    Thanks for the ideas!

  3. Yazmin

    I literally bought that planner in May and I love it even more so, that I know you have it!

  4. Jerri Lynn Adams

    I wish you worked in Georgia. .I lived in Cali years ago and I love that you make a house back into a home!!..what you do for families is so special so please continue your journey to make others dreams come true!!..may you and your family always be blessed!!


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