Creating Your Home Office

I’m sure that working from home is something a lot of people hope and work for. home office2When you do get to a point to do so, even just one day a week, you’ll want to make sure to have your home office ready. So what are some points to consider while designing?

Lighting If possible, choose an area with windows so you can get natural light while working. Plus you might be able to get some great scenery!

Location Even if you only have 1 extra room and want to make it a home office and spare room there’s solutions for that also! If you have a large enough closet then you can turn it into a desk area like you see in tip #5 here; you can close the doors when not in use or when the spare room is needed and you’re set! You can also get an armoire like this one, entertainment center, or something similar that you can close when done and use it as a decorative piece. Of course you can set up an office area in a room or section of a room like normal but there are many options for any work space needs. If you’re looking for more ideas on setting up your office in a small location check this out for some more inspiration.

Organization and Decor Since you’re working from home you likely have more flexibility in the decor used in your office. The nice thing is that you can even update your organization supplies so that they add to the decor, such as wrapping magazine holders in scrapbook paper to add nice designs. You can find an example for that as well as other ideas here.

Printers While you likely need a printer, it doesn’t need to take up desk space. There are plenty of options for storage. One option is to get a cart/shelving unit for your printer; if you can place it on one of the shelves then you have the top for additional desk/counter space. You can also keep it out of site altogether by placing it in a drawer, basket, trunk, etc.

Storage If you’re limited on space there are many possible solutions for you. Need filing space? Turn a bench into a filing cabinet and add some comfortable cushions on top for additional seating. Interested in making your own desk? Use two small bookshelves as the legs of the desk like you can see here. Even if your space is limited, you have more flexibility with the design of your office and can find the best solution for your needs.

No matter the space you have to work with you can find some way to make a home office for those envied work from home days. Just because you aren’t in the office doesn’t mean you’ll have to be alone. As you can see in the picture, a furry companion can make a home office all the better!

Are you planning your office for a new home you’ll be moving to? If so give Parma Movers, Inc. a call today to schedule your free in-home survey!

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Author: Samantha Barkley


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