Whether you work from home, or simply need an office for your laptop and a few other items, you want to set up the ideal nook for your desk and office space. So how do you go about doing so? Consider some of these simple tips for the ideal home office.
If you want to make that perfect office then you need to strip it back to basics and decide exactly what you want. Do you want wall paper? or do you simply want to just paint it. Are you going to one or two feature walls. The choices are endless but before you start you need to make sure you have a plan in your head. If you plan on hiring someone to come and help you with your decorating then I would get a few prices from a few local trades to see how much they would charge to paint interior walls.
Keep it business
An office is a place to work, so you should not bring your personal life here. Keep the kids out, friends and family out, and personal paperwork or belongings. Make sure you only have work related items in the space, and that it is used only for work related tasks.
Support for your lumbar
A good office chair is key; especially if you are working 6 to 10 hours a day seated in it. You want something with great support, one which is ergonomic, and one that is comfortable. Yes, it is worth spending a little more on a high quality, well made chair when you are setting up the home office space.
How do you expect to get work done in dim lighting? Instead, set up LED, and high quality lighting. Again, you are going to pay more for these bulbs, but it is well worth it. Not only that, most have dimming features, or adjustable lighting options, so you can choose the ideal lighting for reading, working on the computer, or other tasks you do during the day.
In addition to this, keep tech up to date. From online filing systems, to software, and the best tablets and desktop, you need to keep things fresh and up to date. Make sure you take the time to set up a space you feel comfortable in, can be productive in, and an area which is truly dedicated for work, and no personal time or play time, when setting up the home office space.
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