How to Set Up a Home Office: Step-by-step Guide
- Published: Mar 24/2020
- Last update: May 17/2023
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Working from home is all fun and games until you realise that getting out of your pyjamas and getting ready is actually important. Working from bed is quite tempting, but at the same time, it reduces your productivity. Setting up a proper workspace in your home will benefit your time management skills and work efficiency, especially if you find it extremely difficult to discipline yourself.
So, if you are someone who:
Then follow the steps below to create your own home office and be the best, most productive version of yourself.
Everyone has different needs and wants. Depending on your job, your personality and the type of your home, you may want to consider a couple of questions. What equipment do you need? Do you use a laptop or a desktop computer? Do you need a printer? Do you need a space to write, draw or just plan?
Simply review your work process and write down all the technology and items you use on a daily basis. This way, you’ll figure out how big your new home office needs to be.
Needless to say, if you have an available room, you can designate it as a workspace. Just scroll through Pinterest and choose the design that suits your preferences. However, if you live in a smaller house or flat, you’ll have to pick a spare corner in your living room, bedroom or any other room at your house.
If possible, try not to work in your bedroom because you’ll start associating your bedroom with work, making it very difficult to switch off from work, which will have a negative impact on your work-life routine.
For the sake of your productivity, choose a quiet place that makes you feel comfortable but also energetic. Just make sure that you have a desk and enough storage space.
Whether you’ll use a desk or some sort of a table, you need to adjust its level. The top of your computer screen should be at eye level or a little below, in order to avoid eyestrain and headaches.
If you’re buying a new desk, keep in mind that the size of the desk depends on how many and how big are the things that you’ll place on it.
You need a really comfortable chair. You’re going to be spending long hours sitting on it, so it’s important to get the most comfortable office chair you can afford for your home office.
Organisation is key to creating the perfect office space. Make sure that everything you need throughout your workday is nearby. Here are some tips to consider when organising the items in your home office storage:
Small things matter. You can include small items that inspire your work and motivate you. Looking at things you love will improve your mood and create a good atmosphere. Here are some ideas that might work for you:
Want to find more about how to create inspiring spaces? Then follow the journey of Consult by FD on the Property Experts Podcast:
While you might be enthusiastic and very creative that you can set up your home office on your own, you may need a little help. We know that you’re probably busy with work and looking after your kids at home. That’s why you can entrust the task to the professionals. From assembling desks and file cabinets to repainting the walls, they can tackle them all! So, save yourself the hassle and let the Fantastic Services handymen do the work instead of you.
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We hope that you found this article helpful! We’ll be happy to hear about your home office! If you have working-from-home tips, feel free to share them in the comment section below!
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