People are working from home more and more these days. This trend is from both large corporations who have work at home policies and remote employees to even small businesses and start-ups. The ability for people to be productive at home often times depends on creating a dedicated work environment in a spare room in the home. Furnishing a spare bedroom into an office environment is a major part of effectively working from home. A desk that works for a computer and an office chair that provides the proper support is a major part. Other aspects of furnishing a home office might include a working table, a place for filing information, a whiteboard and some window treatments that can allow sunlight in but can also be drawn shut to prevent glare on computer screens.
A lot depends on your budget and the size of space you have, but here is a good list to start with when planning to turn a spare bedroom into an office
|Cable TV Receiver||Printer|
|Desk Chair||Wall Hangings|
|File Cabinet||Window Treatment|
A great office chair and the proper ergonomics for working at a computer is extremely important. It is also a good idea to have a large monitor especially if your work is consistent on the computer. With more and more virtual meetings with cameras, think about what people will see behind you when you are on a video conference call. You want this to look professional.
It is important to have your work space well lit in combination of natural sunlight and lighting. Think about the colors in the room as well as you want something than can keep your energy up as you will spend a lot of time in this room.
Here are some tips from Danielle Smith.