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Working from home is a rewarding experience as much as it’s a challenge. What helps is creating the right space in your home. Here are 3 great locations for it.
Since the beginning of the coronavirus epidemic, many more people have been working from home. It may be fine to work from your kitchen table in the short term, but if you think you might be working from home in the longer term, then now might be a great time to think about creating yourself a home office. The question is, where to put it?
An Existing Room
It looks as if home working is here to stay, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you need to move house or even build an extension if you want to create a dedicated home office space. It may be that you already have some space that you could utilize for your home working needs. For example, is your dining room in use when the family are not eating? The added advantage here is that you already have a table to work at should you choose to. Another good thing about working in your dining room is that if your family are going to be eating in there regularly, this will encourage you to take breaks when you need to and avoid burnout.
A spare bedroom can also be utilized as a home office with the addition of some furniture and accessories.
Converting Part of a Room
A partial garage or basement conversion can be very affordable, and you need not lose the whole room for your office either. Section off a corner using partitioning or furniture and you don’t even need to go to the trouble of hiring a builder to create a separate room if you don’t want to. There are some great ideas for office furniture that need not take up too much room but will make you feel as if you have a designated area to work from without having to lose an entire room.
If you live in a warm climate, then converting part of your backyard into office space can work really well. That way, you can get all the fresh air and vitamin D you like without having to stop working to get it. This space can be converted easily and can offer an adaptable office environment.
Backyard offices can be built under cover too. This is handy for adding lighting or electricity and will protect you from both the sun and the rain. If you have space under your deck, this can be built into office space or if you prefer, you can build a whole new room and create a backyard studio.
There are many different options when considering how to create a permanent home office space. You do not need to be cramped at the kitchen table forever or try to make your colleagues hear you over the noise the kids are making. These options mean you do not have to spend a lot of time or money converting your home either, but you can create a designated, professional space to work from quite cheaply and easily.