A home office can be the answer for anyone looking for a reduction in business costs: a low cost solution to avoid rent, condominiums, electricity costs, telephone, parking, loss of time in transit and so on…
However, you do not need to be a freelancer or schedule-free worker to have a need to have an office at home, because it gives us the convenience to study, work, read, use the computer or simply manage our finances in a quiet, comfortable and practical environment. Most people who own a fairly large house have already planned and dedicated a division to the office, but those who live in an apartment or small house find it difficult to create one. The main problem is the lack of space, but there is nothing like originality to solve it! The basic and essential aspects are a desk, lighting, and space to organize and file.
If you have a guest bedroom, take advantage of one corner of the room, plan an “L” desk and its filing cabinets, hire a cabinetmaker or try to do it yourself. For greater privacy or division of environments, simple screens and flat lines maintain a clean design. The reuse of furniture, especially of wardrobe, may be the solution; the doors could help to keep the computer hidden from the remaining area while closed and the inside of the same as panels to post messages and reminders. Multi-functional desktops with a liftable lid that turn into a dresser and poufs that serve to store things inside are good solutions. The use of light colors, especially on the walls and furnishings give a feeling of a larger environment, as well as transparent glass benches, giving a greater visual breadth and modernity in your small office. A wall-mounted, legless worktop desk also saves more space. Using wireless and wireless devices, such as mice, keyboards, printers, and even a notebook instead of the desktop, will save you space and leave your area more workable and cleaner, without that pile of wires.
However, if there is too little space, use the dining table as an office, then store the materials in places like the ones described above, and then the table is back for dinner.
If you have a complete division only to use as an office, the basic options remain, with the difference of being able to deepen, conjugate and complement. Put tables for support, or simply a support desk meeting where you can for example work in the secretariat and another family member can study at the larger table, or read! And speaking of reading, create a library for the family with a reading armchair, in order to create in your children one of the greatest and noble acts of learning: reading!
Depending on the possibilities, always try to invest in good, ergonomic chairs that keep the body in healthy ways, if you can combine this concept with design, even better.
As a rule, thoughtful and idealized offices have two basic styles: the modern and the classic. Remember offices always have a single, primary purpose: to be practical.