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Tips For Designing Your Home Office And Working From Home

By Edited Dec 1, 2013 0 0

Once you have decided to work from home, like an Internet business owner for instance, you need to consider your working environment and designing your home office in a way that is practical and helps you work effectively.

For many people, a home office is their laptop with Internet connection and the workspace is the kitchen table or in front of the TV.They think that they can handle their phone calls, email and write new great content in front of the TV.Sure, you can get away with this type of work once in a while
(I have done it too) but still you will need a home office, a space where you can work effective and efficient without any disturbances at all.

You need to be more professional even if you work from your home office and it will also help you become more productive and more organized.Before you start designing your home office there are a few things you need to consider.

First of all, do you get clients in your office? If you do, then you need a separate entrance because you will not look too professional if clients have to walk through your bedroom with clothes on the floor or through the kitchen with dirty dishes in order to get to your office.

You should still have your own home office even if you never host any clients.For instance, most Internet marketing people work at home all day from their home offices or a specific place in the house because it makes them feel more professional about what they do and they will have all their things in one place.

When you are working, close the door and simply focus on what you are doing.Personally, I like to listen to music while working because it makes me concentrate better.Some people need to tune out from the noise of TV, radio and kids as well so they can concentrate on their work and get something done.

When designing your home office, you will need to consider a few important things like ventilation, lighting, furniture and how to organize everything.Everyone has to organize their office to suit their needs and for most people a simple standard desk will be perfect.You will also need storage, so a quality file cabinet for important papers and a removable hard disk drive where you can store important files from your computer, this will work as your backup system.People still have a lot of books, everything is not on the computer so a shelving system will be useful as well.

You will also need high quality lighting for your home office, your eyes get tired from staring at the computer monitor all day.Install a better overhead light because most residential lights are just not good enough for office work.You are looking to get a sound working environment that is comfortable.

Do not forget ventilation, because you will be working in the summer when it is hot.If your office gets hot in the summer, you could invest in proper air conditioning or at least a fan.You are sitting all day, so you will need a proper office chair that is comfortable.

For people working at home all day, it is common to work in the pajamas or underwear.However, you will feel a lot more professional and better about yourself if you dress up like going to work.This is what you do, even if you have a 10 second commute to your home office.

As a last tip, it is very important that you want to come to work every day.Therefore, make the home office inviting by putting up some artwork and bring in some fresh flowers or house plants.Plants and flowers makes any room look great and inviting.

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