5 Tips for Creating a Home Office

5 Tips for Creating a Home Office

More and more people are starting to work from home, and if you are one of those people, then you owe it to yourself to create a proper office space. When you work from home, it is so important to have a space where you can concentrate and separate your work life from your home life.

The good news is that great home office designs do not require a lot of work or money and can be really fun to create. Below are a few tips that can help you create a home office that is not only a practical and functional space, but also one that fits your personal style and personality.

  1. Choose your space. Maybe you have a spare bedroom or an unused area of a finished basement you can use for a home office. Even a small corner with a desk can be turned into an office atmosphere as long as it is away from congestion and noise.
  2. Pick your home office equipment. Consider the type of equipment and tools you are going to need in your office in order to work faster and more efficiently.  These things usually include a fax machine, telephone line, computer, printer, etc
  3. Decide on what desk arrangement is best for you.  There are five basic desk furniture arrangements you can choose from: L-shape, Parallel, U-shape, corner, or reverse arrangement.
  4. Pay attention to your indoor lighting. It is essential to a good working environment. When you select the location of your home office, choose a space that receives natural sunlight if possible. For artificial lighting, used diffused or indirect lighting, which provides light, but does not create uncomfortable glares.
  5. Use an ergonomically correct chair. Avoid using a kitchen or dining room chair that could cause back pain. Bad work posture and repetitive strain injuries should be avoided at all costs.

The more pleasant your home office is, the more you are going to enjoy spending time there.  That will naturally increase your productivity and bring you added success.

Cindy Daniel
Oklahoma City Real Estate


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