When you’re someone that works from home, you probably know that you should have an office. But because most of the time, when you first get started it’s on the side, you may not always get around to this. Because when you do get the time to work as a busy parent, the last thing you’re thinking about is where you’ll work from. Whether you have a blog or you work freelance or you have your own business, you’ll probably just grab the laptop and get to work. On the sofa or at the dining room table. But, secretly, it’s highly likely that you know you need a space to work from. Because we all do – especially if you want to feel professional and be more productive. So it might finally be time for you to make it happen. And here’s how you’re going to do it.
Decide Where To Put It
To start with, you’re going to want to find the perfect place for it. And this can be harder than it looks. You need somewhere with enough space and where you can lock yourself away in to work. And it’s for this reason that you might want to call a builder in and get some quotes. Because you mind find that converting the garage or getting an extension or building out the back is the best way to get the space you need.
Start To Decorate
When the shell is all ready, or you’re just simply working with a spare room, then you need to decorate. So pick some paint that you like and work out what kind of flooring you want. Try to make it your own so that you feel comfortable when you’re in the room.
Find A Desk & Chair
Then, when you’ve got the paint up and the flooring is finished, you’ll want to fill the space. And, this could take a lot of work if you did decide to convert a space. If you’ve just got a little nook somewhere, then all you may need is a desk to work from and an office chair to sit at! Either way, find a setup that you like the look of and that feels comfortable. Make sure that you have enough room to work from too, because you want to be able to get this right from the start.
Work In Some Storage
Next comes the storage. So think about the shelving or cupboards you might need to be able to store equipment or files. Make sure that you can keep the space tidy so that you’re able to stay motivated to work.
Test It Out
And then, when you’re all set up, the only thing that is left for you to do, is to test it out. So, you’re going to want to get an hour or two to yourself, head into the office, make yourself a coffee, and see what it feels like to finally work from a space of your own!