It is considered an expense for some people, others just don’t have the room, but having an office at home makes a lot of things so much easier. You have the ability to work from home on occasion (but don’t get too used to it) and you have somewhere that is finally your own little space, away from the kids, and who knows? Maybe you would be able to start on that novel you’ve wanted to write for so long? But is it still a pipe dream? Amazingly, there are ways to give yourself that space you’ve desired. If you have a kid that has moved out for good, here is a little guide to getting your home office setup.
Firstly, anywhere can be a little office! And I mean that! A lot of people will talk about space being the deciding factor. Make the most out of every little corner, there are people that have used a closet as an office space. Okay, it’s not ideal, but if you need to that badly, you’ll make a space out of anything. If you have a room to set up an office, but it’s on the small side, not to worry about fitting it all in. The first trick is to make use of the walls! Just because it’s wide doesn’t mean that it’s not high. Build , and build upwards. Fitting a computer desk may take up the vast majority of space, so make the most of the spaces underneath the desk too. You want to make the most of your space, but it is an office, so be very threadbare with your essentials. By all means, give it your own unique twist, but by having loads of posters could be more a distraction than a means to work productively! You may wish to add some home design work that reflects your personality or hobbies. If it is going to be your space completely, then installing some canvas prints can be done for a reasonable price. If you are feeling creative, make your own frames for cheap.
Tech in a small space is an issue. There could be an accident if you have too many wires, and if you have children hogging the Wi-fi connection, making your research painstakingly slow, investing in a powerline adapter is a way to have your own internet connection without 500 wires coming out of every port. Look at if this is an appealing prospect, so you can see what type will suit the work you do. If you have printers and scanners that need to take priority, buying a small filing cabinet and placing the equipment on them is a way to save space. Again, builing upwards in a small room is a smart idea.
your house is a massive task. Renovating a room for a small office may be a little passion project for you. Your home office can be a sanctuary away from the family if you need five minutes, and it is definitely a way to be more productive!