More and more people are working from home today. And with the pandemic not going away anytime soon, those who have already been working from home are realizing their current work situation is not just going to be a temporary thing. With Zoom meetings, working remotely, and handling both personal and work life all in one space, the need to create your very own office or workplace at home has become even more necessary.
If you’ve been working from your bed, couch, or dining room table for the past year, it may be time to create your very own home office or work area that encourages you to be more productive and able to finish your tasks more efficiently.
Here are some tips to consider when converting an extra space or room in your home into your very own office and start working like a CEO:
Determine What You Need
Do you need a desk with good lighting? Or do you need a work area where you need to assemble a product? Or do you need a space where you can entertain clients? Determine what you need for your at-home workspace and work from there.
Choose the Location
The location is the most important thing you need to decide on. If you’re living with kids and other family members, you need to have your very own designated space so you can organize your things, enjoy some form of privacy, and of course, free yourself from any distractions and disruptions.
If you have an extra room in your home, that’s the best place to build your home office, If you don’t, a vacant corner, a foyer, or any space at home where you can have some peace and quiet is best. If you can’t separate yourself from the rest of the family, then investing in a good quality room divider will do wonders for you.
If you have a garage, an outdoor shed, basement, or attic, these spaces can also be converted into your very own private office.
Make Sure You Have Proper Lighting
Natural light is best but when you can’t find a spot with great natural lighting, investing in a quality lamp is your best alternative. If you’re using a webcam, place the lamp behind the webcam. A ring light might be ideal if you live in a place with no windows, or if your spot at home is far from a source of natural light.
Decorate and Add Elements That Make You Feel Good
Decorate your space by adding some things that make you feel good. Having some green like a plant can help you feel relax while working. Hang some photo frames on the wall that will also serve as a backdrop while you’re doing video calls. Utilize wall spaces by adding a bookshelf that can create a positive impression and can help keep your mindset in work mode.
Invest in Ergonomic Furniture
An ergonomic office chair will help prevent back pain and support proper posture while you work all day. You would also need to invest in a desk that meets your needs. Do you need a space where you can draw or assemble products? Or do you only need a table for a laptop? Determine your needs and buy your home office furniture based on these requirements.
Invest in Good Internet Connection
Since you’re working from home, you need a fast and reliable internet connection. You need to have at least 10 Mbps download speed range and at least 3 Mbps upload speed range for good quality video conferencing to happen. You can also buy a Wifi extender that increases the network signals in your home.
Converting any space in your home is essential for a productive and efficient workspace. While a new addition or construction for a home office is most ideal, you don’t really have to spend a lot to enjoy a proper and workable home office. With these tips, converting any space in your home can help you work like a CEO in no time.