Things You Should Know About Developing Your At Home Office.
Working from the comfort of your own home may sound like a dream. But if you don’t have all the right elements for your home office, it can have a detrimental effect on your productivity and even your health and happiness. Decisions you make about desks, chairs, and filing systems will depend on your personal work needs.
Most importantly, they should be sufficient and comfortable. Make sure your desk is big enough to accommodate the tasks you need to accomplish and that your chair is properly adjusted. Even if you already have a home office, consider whether there may be a better place for it. Two important questions to ask are: Will you actually work in this space? And will there be any distractions?
Assess your electrical needs. Are there enough electrical outlets? Is it possible to run a phone line and/or internet connection into the room or some area through the house.
Choose a place that is comfortable year-round. A sun-room might be lovely in the spring and summer, but having to pack everything up and move inside when the seasons change will not be efficient.
Be sure you have room for everything that is essential to the work that you do. If your work area is small, take advantage of vertical space by installing shelves above your desk or putting tall bookcases adjacent.
Lighting- By no means is a window a must, but a nice view and some natural light can help you work better. For overcast days and work in the evening, a bright desk lamp is essential.
Surround yourself with colors that inspire and motivate you. Pressed for ideas? Identify a favorite hue from a rug, throw pillow, or piece of art, match that shade to a paint color, and put it up on your walls.
Support- Never underestimate the importance of a good chair: Proper seating can mean the difference between productive work and an unproductive trip to your chiropractor! Ergonomic design doesn't have to be expensive; shop around for a quality chair that suits your budget.