Are you planning to work from home? If you do, just don’t think about working just about
anywhere in your house because you’re not going to be as productive as working in an
actually dedicated spot.
Your home office workspace could be an empty room in your house, it could be
somewhere in the living room, or it can be anywhere so long as it has ample space and lighting.
Now, you need not do an entire home makeover but you are going to have to do things
the right way in order to turn your regular home into an efficient workplace.
Today, I am going to be giving some essential home office design tips to help you.
The Location is Important
Where you will put your main home office is very important. As much as possible, pick a
location where there are minimal distractions, especially if you are in the creative line of work.
The Room Should Have Ample Space
If you have a room in mind, do not immediately assume that it can be an efficient
workplace because you still have to assess the total space.
Your workplace should be somewhere you can move easily and can work comfortably.
Your workstation should at least be 150cm in width and 210cm in depth.
Your Choice of Chair and Desk Matters
Not all of us have the same line of work so it is important to get the right-sized desk and
chair for your workstation.
You have to think about what you should put on your desk. For instance, you might
need a computer or a printer and perhaps some pens at the ready. For that, you may
need a sizable desk.
However, if you are only going to use a laptop, you can do away with a simple, normal-
sized desk. It is also vital that you choose a chair that you can comfortably sit on for
hours. I suggest that you go out there and look for one that really does wonders for your
Consider Your Storage Options
You need not buy a big filing cabinet for your storage needs. However, you are going to
need a place or a box where you can place all of your office materials neatly and orderly.
Your workstation should have good lighting as it is critical to help you work as efficiently
as possible. I would also advise you to maximize natural light if it is possible.
An overhead ceiling light should suffice, but it would also not hurt if you include some
ambient lighting as well.
Reduce Your Cable Clutter
If you are going to work from home, you’re going to have to contend with some wires as
well since we live in a technologically-based society.
Your computer might be using a LAN cable to get some internet connectivity. If it has a
LAN card, you can use WiFI instead to reduce cable clutter.
Installing grommets in your desk can also help reduce cable clutter as well.
Don’t Be Afraid to Personalize
When establishing your home office, do not be afraid to let your creative side loose. Part
of the advantage of working from home is that you have the absolute freedom to make
sure that your workstation looks exactly how you want it to look.