Tips for designing a home office that really works for you

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Even if you’re short on space, a great home office is only a bit of planning away.

Employers are increasingly recognising the benefits of enabling employees to work from home. They cut down on the costs of running a large office and the employees are able to juggle home and work commitments. At the same time, large numbers of people are starting up businesses online and are operating these from their homes. All over the country, homes are being converted into dual use home/work buildings. It is important to get this right so that your home workspace will really work for you.

Making your workspace with Elite Matrix Bench Office Desks

A lot of home workers start by ordering some Elite Matrix Bench Office Desks and some office chairs to go with them. However, there are plenty of other things that you can do to create the perfect home working space. Start by asking yourself some questions.

  • Where will your office space be? You can set up a workstation in a spare bedroom, an attic or a shed. You can repurpose other rooms such as a dining room or a second living room. Think about where you want to be when you are working. Do you want to be in the middle of the house where you can keep an eye on young children? Do you want to be as far as possible from your family so that you can get some peace and quiet? If you are going to be meeting with clients or colleagues on a regular basis, you may want a room with a separate entrance, if this is at all possible. Most people want some sort of door or barrier so that they can get some privacy if needed.
  • How much space have you got? Be realistic about the amount of space that is available in your home. Remember to take account of natural barriers like radiators, windows and pillars. You will have to work around these when you are designing your work space. Also, think about the location of electricity sockets and telephone sockets. Trailing cables look awful and present a trip hazard so try to avoid them if you can.
  • What are your needs? Think carefully about the type of work that you do and exactly what you need to achieve in your home working space. If you need to meet with clients you will need space to do this and some extra chairs. If you need special equipment like printers or scanners then you need some sort of office furniture to put them on. If your work is creative, you may need a drafting table or art and craft supplies. You can plan where all of this is going to be located as you design your workspace.

You can browse Elite Matrix Bench Office Desks and a full range of home office furniture at Office Furniture Online. You don’t have to blow your budget to create a lovely little workspace where you can develop your career or business.

John

Head of cool things at Office Furniture
Bit of this, bit of that but love cats.

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