How to design an home office

For those of you who work at home creating a home office space can be essential for making your work count in financial success. The main issues with designing a home office are generally the space available and the vibe that is created when in your ‘office’. It is very important for people who work at home to have an area in which they can theoretically leave the home and enter the office. Mixing these two areas can result in poor productivity, as the brain is unable to mentally focus. It is therefore critical to make sure that your home office is made for working and improving your output.

Executive desk by Lamercanti

Ideally the home office would be situated in a spare room or garage that has a door blocking it off from the noises and distractions from the rest of the house. Office space is usually confined to the bare minimal, which can result in frustratingly tight areas where practicality pays the price. A good solution to this is a great piece of furniture that allows you to feel comfortable at your desk with adequate space but also be in reach of your own necessities of the job, for example; folders, the phone or a printer.
Many options are available which are adjustable in the sense that length, shelf and desk space can be configured at will. This permits home office builders to save money on having to have their furniture custom built to fit the dimensions of the space available.

Practicality and commodity are probably the two most important aspects in a home office. In order to achieve this simple things can be done including making the most out of the wall space above your desk. Desk height to celling bookshelves in front of your desk would be a major space saver.

Lighting in the home is often limited therefore a lamp is essential. Because space is usually tight on the desk having a large desk lamp is not ideal. There are many clamp lights that can be attached to a bookcase or shelves that give you the height needed to provide adequate light as well as saving space. Desks in the home office are mostly up against a wall, you can use this to your advantage with your computer screen. Corrective lighting behind your LCD screen projected at the wall can reduce eye fatigue. You can also use this as a form of ambient lighting.

If you have a paperless business you have the possibility to integrate your home office into another living space or vice versa. If there is no need to have a filing cabinet or printer you can choose a more stylish table instead of a desk. Instead of choosing a desktop computer limit yourself to a laptop which allows you to remove your computer when not in use giving you full access to the table which could double as a dining area for example.

The possibilities are endless and imagination can run wild when creating a home office. It helps to list the fundamentals for your business and home office needs to make sure that the space remains practical and doesn’t distract you from your work.

To have an idea of the best design office furniture that can perfectly suit in your house, have a look at officefurnitureitaly.com


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