The Perfect Work Space
Since the financial crisis of 2008, many people have decided to run their own business, either as a result of being made redundant or through a desire to take greater control of their lives. To keep costs down, the majority are turning their spare room into a home office. It is essential that your home office is carefully designed to enjoy the greatest productivity.
Create A Dedicated Work Space
In order to preserve that almost mythical thing, the work-life balance, it is a good idea to create a dedicated work space, one that is kept separate from the rest of the property and other family members. If this separation is not made, it is probable that work and home life will merge which leads to a whole other set of issues.
Designing Your Home Office
The best aspect of having a home office rather than a communal one in an outside office is that you can design it to conform to your tastes and requirements. However, while you should design a home office that is comfortable, avoid making it too comfortable. Your workspace should inspire you to work, not take it easy.
Invest in Essential Equipment Only
It is likely that you will want to keep costs as low as possible, so only buy equipment that is essential to your business. For example, you may have had access to a photocopier at your previous place of work and found it handy, but can you really justify the expense at home?
In terms of technological equipment, a computer with specifications suitable for your needs is an essential, as is an internet connection. You will also need a telephone on a separate line, an email system and adequate data storage, as well as a backup solution.
When it comes to furniture, you will need a desk that is large enough to accommodate your computer, keyboard and telephone, as well as a space to work. It is also necessary to have a strong desk lamp to provide suitable lighting for when days are dark or you are working into the night. However, keep your home office healthy by maximizing on natural light and using ergonomic equipment, such as the keyboard, mouse and chair.
You will also need storage solutions for your home office. This could include filing cabinets, shelving and drawer cabinets. Keeping your workspace tidy by providing adequate storage is the best means of ensuring you are focusing on working rather than cleaning up after yourself.
Personalize Your Home Office
One of the joys of having a home office is that you can decorate it how you want. Colors have the ability to affect mood, so you may want to consider which ones you want to use to motivate you. For example, greens and blues are ‘cool’ colors that have a calming effect while red is a ‘hot’ color, known to cause aggression and other negative feelings. It is best to opt for a light and neutral color palette and use bolder colors to create accents and areas of interest. You can also hang artwork that you enjoy or which motivates you.
Working at home requires a great deal of self-discipline and a clearly defined work space will help you keep your mind on work and ignore the distractions that the home can present. Your home office should be designed in such a way that you not only feel comfortable in it, but that it inspires you to be highly productive to make your business a success.
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