Having somewhere comfortable and modern looking to work is a great feature in any home. Of course this can first of all help you to be more productive when working from home, and this in turn will help you to increase profits and enhance your business endeavors. At the same time though, doing this will also make your home a lot cooler and having a work station that looks like something out of a science fiction is something that every guy wants to be able to show guests when they come around – much like having a big TV or having a swimming pool.
Thus, when looking for your next home you should think about looking for a spare room that can become a great office. Or looking for somewhere else that you can transform into your working area. Here we will look at how to do that and what to look out for.
Of course the most obvious way to make a working space in your home is to choose a property with a room that could become an office. This way you will be able to kit it out with a desk and all the other usual paraphernalia and you can keep it out of bounds for everyone else.
To make your office stand out though you will need to make some more adventurous design choices and you will need to think outside the box. First of all having an impressive computer to work at is a great starting point, and having lots of monitors for said computer will make you look like a fighter pilot who is dividing their attention for multi-tasking. If you can get a few devices that are out of the ordinary too or that somehow attract attention then this will also give your office that wow factor – think table computers and old fashioned machines. Then there are the other accoutrements such as the speakers you’ll use and the printer and all of these should be top of the range. Don’t forget the old analogue elements too though and things like notepads and fountain pens will create more of a kind of DaVinci air to the proceedings.
Meanwhile you should also think about the desk you are going to have and that in itself should be a feature piece – look for something with lots of different surfaces and panels and that you can sit inside of and be surrounded by working areas. Then add ornaments and features around the room – think executive toys, lava lamps and old atlases to make this into a Dexter’s Laboratory style room.
But if the home you’re looking at buying doesn’t have space for your office, then you should look at where else you can make your working space. For instance a shed in a garden can become an office ‘pod’ if you can get electricity out to it, and you can always have one specifically made.
These are very modern and very good for concentration and forgetting away from the noise of the house. Meanwhile having an office in a converted loft can also be a great way to get away from it all and to also get the kind of space you need to spread out your work.
The author of this blog, Crystal, is an avid blogger and has written numerous blogs on waste management. She is part of the team at Instant Waste, who provide safe collection methods and waste disposal options.