Working from home has become more convenient, cost-effective, and safer for millions of people around the world. And even though it has many benefits for professionals, it does come with some challenges. One of the biggest difficulties of working from home is constantly being confronted with distractions. To avoid this, you need to invest in a fully functioning home workspace.
Setting Up your Office at Home
- Choose the right space
To ensure maximum productivity, you need a workspace that is well lit and has plenty of fresh air circulating. Find a space in your home that is close to a window or door to allow natural light and fresh air to flow in.
If you don’t have a spare bedroom or storage room, you can start to look at other areas around your home. An empty closet or the area under your stairs can work just as well if optimized correctly.
- Decide on the layout
No matter the size of your home, there are clever ways to design your office to ensure you have enough room to comfortably move around. It is also important to consider a space that is quiet and away from any distractions such as the TV or a busy street. If you have a smaller home or an open-plan house, it may be beneficial to use some sort of divider to separate the space. You can use a bookshelf or other shelving unit to divide the space if you do not want to install a more permanent wall structure.
- Choose your furniture
The most important part of your home office is furniture. Ideally, you want a spacious desk, a comfortable chair, and enough storage space to ensure maximum productivity. Once you have identified the ideal space and have confirmed the layout, you can look for furniture pieces that suit the area. For optimum comfort and efficiency, choose ergonomically designed furniture pieces.
- Invest in proper power supply
Choosing the best space around your home to set up your office can mean that you don’t have access to a power supply. Luckily, this can easily be solved by installing a power source. Decide where you want to set up your hardware and invest in easily accessible and convenient electrical plugs or a USP system.
- Use efficient lighting
Natural light is the best option for any office. However, if you don’t get enough sunlight during the day or work early mornings or late at night, you may require additional lighting. A freestanding lamp is a great solution, as you can move it around when and where required.
- Invest in the right hardware
Having the right computer, laptop, screens, and keyboard can help to enhance your productivity. Consider your unique needs and how you want to set up your workstation before you invest in suitable hardware.
If you require assistance with setting up your home office, talk to the team at Marjon Solutions. We can help you with building solutions, quality office furniture, and the setting up of your hardware and software. Get a quote today!