If you work from home, or you want to set up your own business, a home office is something you can’t afford to be without.
From making the most of your kitchen table to a dedicated room in your house Penketh Group help to explain how you can create the perfect home office.
Your home office should be set up specifically to help you do your job as effectively as possible.
This might be a case of having a traditional office set up somewhere in your home, or it might mean that your home office is set up in a way that allows you to not only manage your business but also to create things. For example, if you work from home and make things to sell on a site like Etsy for example, you need to have the space available to work and store materials.
Your home office should be free of distractions, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of family life. This means you can work in peace, concentrate, and focus on the task at hand.
Somewhere that inspires
Wherever you work should inspire you. With a home office, you have much more freedom than you do in a regular work environment, you have the opportunity to put your own stamp on your workspace and surround yourself with things that interest and inspire you.
This could be your choice of décor. Maybe you want a nice crisp white space to work in, so you opt for white walls, a white desk, and white accessories like a desk tidy, files and mouse mat. You might want something much more eclectic, surrounding yourself with things you like that don’t necessarily have a unified theme.
The aim should be to create somewhere that allows you to feel stimulated and feel as though you are in an environment that can really help you to knuckle down and work well.
Somewhere that motivates
An office that inspires is great, but it also needs to be somewhere that allows you to stay organised and focus on a task. If you are working for yourself you are responsible for organising your own time.
Designing your home office to have something that enables you to organise and prioritise tasks is a huge help. A notice board or a large whiteboard are a good start, but something as simple as post-it notes or a note pad work just as well if you don’t have the space.
The key is to create a space that allows you to concentrate, while letting you stay comfortable enough to work. A nice environment and clear goals can work wonders for your motivation, helping you to complete tasks faster and to a higher standard.
*This is a guest post.*