So are you looking to set up a functional and appealing home office that makes you more productive and in harmony with the surroundings? Well, worry not. In this article, I will show you how to set up your home office up, where to position it, what equipment you will need, what ambiance works well in terms of moods elevation, and some of the best ways to make your office fun to work in.
Choose the right home office desk
Perhaps some of the important questions you should ask yourself when picking your home office desk is how you carry out your work, the amount of workload, that is, piles of papers, working files, stationery, the size of your laptop or desktop, as well clips holders and all. It should be able to provide ample space to hold everything you will need to work efficiently.
Your home office should be set up in the corner of the house that is quiet and away from distractions this is because you will need to be able to concentrate on your work when you need to. In addition, you will need to set it up in a place that is well light, a spot where it is natural through. If there is a room whose windows close by a tree, consider it as your office space.
Now, that you be working from home, it means that all your work has to be submitted and assigned electronically hence the need for a reliable internet connection. Most companies which allow their employees to work remotely use some sort of enterprise software to connect and assign work to their employees.
Piggybacking on your neighbor’s Wi-Fi is probably not going to work for long. They may change the password halfway through the job. You will need to set up your own high-speed internet connection. Your internet service provider will have an array of packages to choose from.
Customize your home office space
Working from home is a nice thing but one of the reason you choose this is so that you can add a few touches to your office space like painting some type of color, hanging a number of photos or a piece of artwork that you love, which will turn transforming the home office into a space you would enjoy working on. Be moderate though this is a place of work.
Color your world
It is proven that color does alter the mood. You should be able to pick a color paint that helps you concentrate and work better. One research from the University of Texas revealed that white is a recipe for errors in your work. This could either true or untrue for you but depending on your color preference you should be able to pick which makes you feel productive and creative.
Office storage and other equipment
Speed and efficiency are important while working from home. Consider the equipment you will regularly need and invest in that it will make your work easier and you won’t need huge investment. Also consider a separate phone for messaging, conferencing for timely and easy communication. Keep the contacts of maintenance guys close in case of an emergency. Carefully think of your storage requirements so not to clutter your office and in the process leading misplaced files.
Office furniture manufacturers have made significant improvements to provide comfort by making adjustable chairs for computer users. This is because using computer in unsuitable chair over a prolonged period of time can be detrimental to your health; your healthy should always come first. Choose furniture ergonomically designed to promote your health and your well-being.
If you have any pressing questions regarding how to make your office functional and appealing, please submit it below in the comment section and I will be more than happy to answer them all.