September 25, 2015 6:46 am
We all know how important it is to keep a work/life balance. It keeps us sane and allows us to disconnect from all of the stress that the day brings. Unfortunately, in the day and age of smartphones, tablets, and cloud based documents, there is bound to be a time when your boss sneaks a Bill Lumbergh from Office Space and asks you to work on Saturday (or any other day off).
If you have ever fallen victim to this, or just have a hard time leaving your duties at the office, it is vital to have a dedicated space in your home to work.
The good news is that you can turn nearly any amount of space into a viable home office.
It is important to decide how much space you will want to set aside for your office. If you rarely work at home or want to just use your desk space to pay bills, look good, and charge your devices, choose a corner of another room or a space that can easily convert to something else when you are not using the office. If you work every night or even full-time from home, you will definitely want it to be bigger and more comfortable.
Check out Apartment Therapy’s awesome guide to the essentials of designing your space. It is especially helpful when you get to their eight must-haves. They hit the nail on the head when it comes to home offices of all shapes and sizes. They have some great DIY projects on their site as well if you need a bit of extra inspiration.
You can also check out Brit + Co for a wonderful compilation of home office hacks. It illustrates everything from small clip on desk organizers to completely refinishing IKEA desks to match your personality. A great resource to inspire you to create the at home office space to best fit your home’s style.
Remember that the more comfortable and stylish you feel in your new home office, the more productive you’ll be when you work from home. Let it reflect your personality and creativity, especially if your company discourages you from doing so in your everyday office.
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