Gone are the days when office means a distant place separate from home. Today internet and computers, cloud technology and remote servers have made working from home as good and effective as working from office premises. Especially for young mothers this can be a wonderful opportunity to continue their professional life as well fulfilling the duties of motherhood. With optimally furnished home office, people who work from home are as professional.
Delineate your home office space
First, you need to select a separate space, a location for creating your home office. You cannot work undisturbed or feel professional if you work off from the kitchen or your bedroom. You need to have a space just for working – even if it is tiny. If you have a spare room, you can convert it into a home office. Even a corner under the eaves can be comfortably furnished. But this must be used specifically just as your home office.
Make a list of things you need
What are the essential requisites you need to create a professional looking home office?
You will need furniture like
- Computer table-chairs.
- Guest chairs.
- Extra tables/credenzas.
- Storage furniture.
You need good lighting – natural and electrical fittings for ambient light and task lights. You need at least some compact and special wiring done for your working table/credenza for computers, printers, fax machines and internet connection etc so that you have a convenient work table without cables and wires trailing dangerously about. You could see some choices at Memo Etc to help you decide better.
Choose your computer table
Computer table/desk can be the largest and most important furniture you need for your home office. Depending on the size and layout, you can choose your computer table/desk. A corner desk can look cute and not hog floor space. If the room is big enough, a U-shaped desk with built-in storage will be great. In a tiny space, a desk with storage above or office armoires can accommodate computer, printed, and all your electronic devices, conveniently; with pull-out table options, these are great space savers.
A professional looking home office
Next in importance will be an ergonomically designed office chair for your own use. Please make sure that it is a well balanced swivel chair, so that you can adjust the height and spend long hours working without getting spinal problems. Also choose lightweight polycarbonate chairs for visitors that are comfortable and look smart. Get enough storage to store your records and office supplies. Use an area rug to bring color onto your office.
Make it your own! Make it special
You do not have to spend a fortune to make your home office look elegant and professional looking. Getting good-quality desk/table and comfortable chairs in the long run will make good sense by being durable and retaining looks for years to come. Give special artistic touches to personalize it and enjoy having gainful and fruitful professional life by working from a great looking home office.