With so many people working from home nowadays, the home office has become an essential space in many homes. The room can be replaced by a workspace at home, and it is important that all items contribute to productivity.
Not everyone has a big budget to equip an office at home and few people can pay for a professional planner to come home to design an effective office space.
There are many ways to create a good space to work at home without spending a fortune. We will give you some ideas and you can go from there. You may end up experiencing a great sense of accomplishment after turning an unused space into an effective home office
DEFINE YOUR SPACE
If you are lucky enough to have a separate room for your home office, the task will not be so difficult. For a good home office, the key is to use all the space you have, whether it’s a staircase, a small closet, a spare room or a corner unused of the living room. For maximum efficiency, find a space that can be dedicated to a home office space. You will be able to work more professionally if you do not have to move your office papers to change diapers!
CREATE A PLAN.
It can be tempting to move the pieces until the space works. But if you spend time measuring your space, creating a floor plan (no matter how small), measuring your furniture and thinking about it, the end result will be much more satisfying.
WHAT CAN YOU DO YOURSELF?
Any work you can do yourself will save you money! Your work space at home will probably not be too big, so consider painting the walls yourself. Adding a fresh, crisp color or a calm, soothing color will set the tone for your workspace. And if you’re not a paint pro, do not worry. In any case, most of the space will be covered with furniture. If you really feel creative, draw a border around the desk. Or wallpaper a wall to define the space.
WHAT DO YOU ALREADY HAVE?
Can you move furniture or accessories from one part of the house to your new home office? If you do not have to buy parts, you will save a lot! Is there a comfortable chair in the room? Do you have pictures hidden in a closet that would inspire and decorate the walls of your workspace? Look around to see what you can use in your new home office.
WHAT ELSE CAN YOU DO?
Think of other ways to use inexpensive materials to create shelves, filing systems and boxes for entry and exit. Use a decorative flowerpot to hold pencils and scissors. Purchase multiple tiered shoe racks to place on the desk to hold a printer, paper, or books.
When planning your home office space, think of all the ways to save money.
TAKE A TOUR OF BARGAINS
You’d be surprised what you can find in yard sales, flea markets … It seems like people are always getting rid of shelves and desks, and you could find what you need. Clean the pieces, sand them and paint all items of the same color. It will appear that you bought them to match. If you do not want second hand, keep an eye out for selling furniture or check out sources on the web.
Be prepared to take used furniture. Visit the professional offices to see if they are renovating. Quality hotels redecorate rooms every 4 or 5 years. Maybe you could buy a used desk or chair there. Ask the neighbors to let you know if they are getting rid of certain things.
Buy new at unbeatable prices. Discount stores, home improvement centers, furniture stores, lighting showrooms and decoration centers offer an incredible assortment of items at great prices. You might be surprised to find a nice desk next to second-hand towels. And everything is priced you will love!
PUT YOU AT EASE
If you work at home full time, make sure you have adequate lighting, music and comfortable seating. Bring plants and inspiring works of art. After all, you may be spending a lot of time in this new home office. It must be a comfortable space in which you like to spend time.