As I type away at my slightly too low wooden chair at my trestle leg table, I’m thinking that today’s blog might just be the most envy-inducing one yet.
Home offices have become the norm now that so many people create their careers at home. Whether you have a spare room or just a nook, understand your needs first and then turn it into a comfortable workspace with the right selection of furniture. Of course you might be facing some problems doing that, but actually adding an office to a home is possible, no matter the size of your house. Here are some things to consider for a successful home office space.
1. First of all you need to think about the place where you want to work. It’s always a good idea to keep your work space separate from your living space. If you don‘t have a separate room, you have to Identify an underused part of your home to use. I know most of these articles suggest you convert a cupboard/closet space into an office, but really who can afford to give up closet space!
2. Your work desk is very important. Assess the space that you have and determine the size of the desk that will best work with that space. Don‘t forget about a comfortable chair that you will be able to sit in for hours to get work done, this will be your biggest financial investment.
3. You may also face some storage problems. If your work requires to store a lot of paper, consider vertical files to organize and keep it all at arm’s reach. You can always buy chest of drawers for storage and filing requirements. Everything has it’s place. Stick to this rule, and you always know where everything is. Prioritize daily used items in easy to reach places. You can make your space feel even more clean and organized by hiding all the cords that may get in the way.
4. Don‘t forget about the lighting for your desk area. It‘s perfect if your desk is near a window, but if it‘s not you can always use a table light. It may even become the main accent of your office interior. The placement of your desk will also be determined by the natural lighting in the room, make sure to avoid a glare on your screen.
5. Now you just need to accessorize your desk. Yay! Personalize your workspace with things that make you happy and motivated.
6. Use your wall space. I love pegboards and bulletin boards for organization, To Do Lists and reminders.
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