Working from home is one of the great benefits of today’s connected world. And while it can be fantastic to spend your day at home and in the zone getting great work done, sometimes the kitchen table just doesn’t cut it as a home office. Here are a few things to consider when you’re designing YOUR home office.
Location: One thing we often forget about working from home is that despite not having to go to the office, we’re still not moving much. Your home office needs to be a comfortable space, that gives you the type of environment you work best in, and privacy in case you’re meeting with clients. Remember that while it may seem like you’re saving on space by sticking yourself in a closet, it might be time to give up on that spare bedroom where your unused exercise equipment is stored.
Make the Space Work For You: There’s a good chance that you didn’t get to design your office at work, so you’ve been forming your habits based on a pre built space. A home office gives you the opportunity to design a space based on how YOU want to work. Your desk, shelves, and storage are there for your benefit and should serve you as such. Chairs, loveseats, and personal artwork all have a place in your office; If YOU want it.
Protect Your Back (And Butt): As with most office jobs, you’ll likely find yourself sitting for a better portion of your day. And while we don’t’ believe you should skimp on anything, your priority should be a great chair. Start by looking for something ergonomically correct, and comfortable. Then narrow your search down to something beautiful. You’re going to spend close to a third of your day in this chair: Make it a good one.