Whether you have a career as a blogger or if you run an at-home business, it’s important to keep in mind that working from home almost requires you to have an at-home office. There are several reasons for this, such as being able to stay on track with your work and coping with distractions, but how do you create an at-home office and what are the best rooms to convert or take over?
In this article, we’ll be discussing a couple of popular choices that are commonly used as home offices. We’ll be going through the pros and cons of each one and also give you a small summary to help you pick the right choice. So whether you’re new to working from home or a seasoned veteran, here’s some advice on how to create the perfect home office.
- Comfortable place to work
- Lots of storage space
- No need to renovate
- You need at least a desk
- A bit too comfortable, might get lazy, unmotivated or fall asleep!
Your bedroom is one of the most common places to convert into an office. When you shop for bedrooms, you’ll typically think about buying expensive pieces such as a mattress and bed frame, but you can also invest in functional bedroom furniture such as wardrobes and drawers that are perfect for storage space. This makes it create for all of your home office needs and being able to wake up and instantly start working is fantastic.
The Living Room
- Comforting place to work at
- Lots of surfaces to use
- Can add a desk
- Open, spacious
- Easily distracted by the television or family members
The living room is a brilliant place to work as long as you can stay focused and not get distracted by the television or your kids. It’s comfortable, you can add a desk for productivity and it’s spacious.
- Easy to stay focused
- Quiet and peaceful
- All the storage space you need
- Takes up an entire room
Most homes do not come with a study or a home office so to make one, you’ll need to convert a bedroom or potentially build an extension. This can be expensive and it’s secluded from the rest of your home (which somewhat defeats several advantages of working from home). However, it’s easy to stay focused, it’s peaceful, quiet and you have all the storage space you’ll ever need.
- Peaceful and quiet
- Can be transformed however you want
- Lots of space for your needs
- Expensive to renovate
You can work in the garage provided you have a few surfaces to work on and some cupboards for storage. However, keep in mind that it will be very expensive to renovate a garage especially if it’s a large one. In the winter, you’ll need to worry about the cold and you might even be concerned about security if you keep valuable and important items in your home office.
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