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Designing a Home Office That Increases Concentration and Productivity

By Edited Jul 24, 2016 0 2

Tired of working out of your bedroom or kitchen? Sick and tired of all the papers and documents scattered around the room? Ready to actually dedicate an entire room and design your own home office?

Well... you are in luck because today I am going to help you start designing a home office that will help you be more productive than ever.

You are going to be able to take a blank room and turn it into something very professional and office-like, you just need to design it the right way.

There are many options you can choose from when you are designing a home office. The first thing you need to consider is how the room is layed out and what is where.

For example: Where are your phone jacks located? Where are you going to need to put your computer router? Do you have electrical outlets where you want to set up your desk?

It would be ideal if you could use some conduits to organize and hide your power cords and all those ugly computer wires.

Also, be sure to use surge protectors for your office equipment and computers and that you have long enough cords for everything you need to connect.

After you've done that, now it is time to decide on the focal point of your home office. This focal point will be the main point of the room that everything else is going to work around.

This will usually be your office or computer desk. If you ever plan to have clients or business people in your office you'll need to make sure this looks good. If it is just you who will be using it, you don't need to worry so much about how nice the desk is.

Here are some efficient home office designs you should consider:

* Keep everything at arms length by arranging your office work space in a U or L shaped fashion.

* If your home office room isn't going to be a dedicated office and you also want to use it as a bedroom consider using a computer armoire instead of a full desk. That way you can make it look like a bedroom when you need to.

* Lighting is important. Make sure you have plenty of good lights to keep you working productively. If possible get a desk lamp for specific task lighting.

* Keep comfort in mind. Think about it, you will spend many hours each day sitting in a computer chair. This is one area I would not skimp in.

* Shelves, shelves everywhere... when designing a home office you want to make sure you have a space for everything. If you don't have enough shelves to store all your work you will quickly become cluttered and skatter brained.

* Storage is key. Keep ugly papers and other things out of sight is drawers, cupboards or closets. You don't need any distractions while you are working.

Use all the home office design ideas to turn your space or spare bedroom into something productive. Remember that even the little things, such as paint on the walls can add to or take away from the mood and atmosphere that you create for your work space. Just remember to keep things clean and simple.



Jul 14, 2010 5:22pm
Sounds JUST like my office....and, as of today, I did an overhaul on the lighting, as well :) and...couldn't agree more about shelves :)
Jul 16, 2010 2:35pm
Great article. Knowing where your power sources is huge. There is nothing worse than having cords running all over!
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