There are a steadily increasing number of people are finding that there are indeed more than a few a advantages to escaping the rat race and working out of their home instead. One of the biggest is away from a boring and stifling corporate office environment and being given the opportunity to create a home office that is all your own.
Making use of the unused space above your head by working with a company specialising in loft conversions London is an excellent way to create such a space. The loft is nicely separated from the rest of the home – and if you have ever tried working from the corner of your kitchen (as many do when they first make the transition from office to home) you’ll know how important that is! And there is usually a lot of room to work with, as most lofts run the length of the entire house.
The very best home offices are as functional as they are attractive though. Here are just a few tips for creating a great home office once the work of the company you chose for your loft conversion have completed their work.
You Need to Be Organized
Although you should have plenty of room once the work of the contractors specializing in loft conversions London is completed you still need to keep the clutter at bay. Even those who would say that they do most of their work on a computer would admit that they do tend to accumulate a lot of “stuff” in that space. Piles of papers, coffee mugs, plates, (most people who work at home eat at their desk) all of these serve to clutter the place up.
Invest in some good plastic storage shelves or boxes if you are running out of desk drawer space and make the effort to clean up your workstation before you call it a day. Replace those piles of paper with a nice vase of flowers or a great family photo and the space will feel more condescend to getting work done right away.
You Have to be Comfortable
There is just one thing you do need to replicate from your old corporate office into your new home office and that is a ergonomically designed, comfortable desk and chair.
The great majority of the people who work from home tend to work rather long hours (at least in the start) so the fact is that ensuring your comfort is a must for not only your overall but your sanity too. Even if you cut corners on some aspects of the décor and set up of your new home office you should invest in a good desk and chair. And buy it in person rather than online so that you can give it a good “test” before you buy.
You Need to Make Your Home Office Yours
No longer do you have a boss who tells you what you can and cannot have in your office and no longer are you limited to grey, boring décor that tends to sap your spirits a bit every time you see it. Paint your office a nice calming color (blue is great at imparting both a sense of calm and promoting concentration) and choose desk accessories that suit your personal style. Chances are that now you work from home you will be spending a lot of time in your new loft conversion and home office space so the nicer it looks the easier it will be for you to spend that time there without hating every minute.