Daily Bulletin

Business News

  • Written by News Company

It's a wise decision to make your home an extension of your main office or simply a standalone office. You can save money since you’re no longer renting an office space, and you feel more relaxed when you're at home. Also, work efficiency is increased because you're in a comfortable setting. That being said, you can turn your home office into something great using your creative skills.

When it comes to implementing home office ideas, remember the importance of separating your home office space from your residential living space. Make sure to keep your non-office area free of work items. In that way, there's a perfect balance between work and leisure or relaxation time with your family. Also, you have to set work hours to be more productive and organized.

Below are some home office ideas you might want to consider:

Determine the Space or Size of Home Office You Need

You may convert your guest room or another area you don't utilize a lot into a home office. Make sure to keep your work within the space, so you can easily find and retrieve the things you need effectively and efficiently.

There are many factors you have to consider when determining the right size for a home office setup. Your space does not need to be too big.

Here are some important considerations when determining the perfect size of home office space for your business:

  • Purpose and Activities in the Space: Do you perform paperwork or computer tasks (requires computer hardware or equipment)?

  • External Clients Visiting the Space: Dental clinics, law firms, consultancy services, or local convenience stores are types of businesses with large foot traffic.

  • Employees Collaborative Work: Do you need to hire an assistant or secretary or additional staff members? If yes, consider a more spacious home office.

  • Materials Needed to Store: If you have an eCommerce business, you might need to store products and materials. Do you need to display or store products, like dietary supplements, electronic devices, or clothes? You’ll need enough space for these things, too.

With these considerations in mind, you now have an idea of how big your home office space should be.

Compartmentalize Your Home Office

Compartmentalizing your home office space into identifiable segments promote order in your office space. Make sure that you have adequate storage compartments, fast and efficient equipment, and proper wiring for telecommunication services. Also, it’s wise to invest in ergonomic chairs.

Provide Good Home Office Lighting

Good lighting is an essential aspect of every business establishment or office. Make your home office looking great with natural daylight through your window. Daylight is an excellent source of evenly balanced white light.

Here are some tips when you don't have an available source of daylight:

  • *  Use a combination of task and general lighting. A high-quality task light is essential for cloudy days or late nights.

  • *  If ever your home office is in a room without windows, like the basement, you can check artificial daylight light sources that are more energy-efficient.

  • *  You'll find a lot of ergonomically designed task-lighting fixtures with dimmer switches, allowing you to control enough amount of light.

  • *  Don't place a computer screen in front of a light source and never place overhead lighting above computer screens to prevent eye strain.

Incorporate Eco-friendly Design

By having an eco-friendly home office design, you'll promote a good balance of work and natural-relaxing elements. You may use locally available and sustainable products like furniture items from sustainable forestry and recyclables, like recycled glass countertops.

Use the Power of Colors in Designing Your Home Office

Greens, blues, and violets are cool colors. They evoke relaxation and peace.

However, if you want your staff, walk-in visitors, and clients feel more relaxed without getting sleepy, paint your wall with a green color palette. It fosters concentration and fresh ideas. Lime green combined with yellow hues add vitality and freshness to your home office.

If you want to use red, make sure to use it as an accent and not a primary color for your walls or ceilings. It’s because this color produces strong feelings. To stimulate stimulation and improve concentration, lavender, or purple tone can be used.

Maintain Privacy In Your Home Office

Noise and interruptions can disrupt work. If there are children around playing or neighbors tuning in too loud music, you and your staff may not be as productive as you expected. That's why, when planning an office area, you have to ensure that it has a reasonable degree of privacy.

You can use a portable screen to shield your work area from external noise and activities. Alternatively, divider walls (double as bookcases) won't only divide your work area but also provide superior storage solutions.

Conclusion

When it comes to creating a great home office, it doesn't end up choosing the right decors and the best type of equipment. You also have to consider the ergonomics, adequate workspace, proper lighting, and any presence of sources of distractions, like background noise.

Make sure to make the right choice and think of the needs of your staff and customers by making your home office efficient, comfortable, and looking great.




Ways to Take Control Over Your Startup's Public Image

The way in which others see your business only seems like something that you have no control over. After all, it’s their own subjective matter, right? Well, the concept of branding represents a sc...

Diana Smith - avatar Diana Smith

How Digital Futures Platforms are Changing it All

Some people still remember the days when you had to be in one of the world’s centers of finance in order to be able to trade with futures. Technology has developed a lot since then and trading wit...

Diana Smith - avatar Diana Smith

Your Ultimate Guide on Making an Office Cleaning Checklist

A cleaning list is simply a list that guides cleaners on what should be done. Several factors determine the type of cleaning list for your business premises.  The cleaning checklist usually provided ...

Clean Group - avatar Clean Group

How To Make Your Office A Productive Space All Year Around

An office needs to function at all times. Day in, day out, your office is the centre of all you do, where your employees come to do their job as best they can. It makes sense, then, to create a pr...

News Company - avatar News Company

Do You Need a Handyman or Professional Service Contractors?

No matter how well-built and well-maintained your home or office is, things will eventually start to break down and deteriorate. Toilets leak, roofs get holes in them, and appliances may start mal...

News Company - avatar News Company

Why You Should Outsource Your Debt Collection in 2019

Debt collection is an essential part of the overall operations of any business. More often than not, businesses consistently encounter overdue accounts that they are not able to handle which is wh...

News Company - avatar News Company


The Conversation

Politics

Prime Minister Visit to the United States of America

I will travel to the United States of America with my wife Jenny, from 19-27 September, visiting Washington D.C, Chicago, Ohio and New York.   It was an honour to accept President Trump’s genero...

Scott Morrison - avatar Scott Morrison

Additional Australian Government assistance to help people affected by the Queensland and New South Wales bushfires

The Australian Government will deliver new income assistance to people affected by the bushfires in Queensland and New South Wales.   We have activated the Disaster Recovery Allowance (DRA) to ...

Scott Morrison - avatar Scott Morrison

Monash Freeway upgrades moving forward for Melbourne commuters

An extra 36 kilometres of new lanes will be added to the Monash Freeway under a joint Australian and Victorian Government plan to bust congestion in Melbourne’s east.   The Morrison and Andrews ...

Scott Morrison - avatar Scott Morrison

Travel

Travelling Tips and your Roots: Who’s Looking out for Home?

If you lead a life of travel, chances are you know that not everyone gets the same kick out of living as a nomad. Today we focus on those ‘left behind’ – how do you nurture the valuable people in yo...

News Company - avatar News Company

TOURISM NT LAUNCHES NEW BRAND

New tagline revealed, new campaign set to launch ‘Different in every sense’ will replace Tourism NT’s ‘Do the NT’ tagline from today as part of a new brand positioning aimed at attracting more vi...

Matthew Ongarello - avatar Matthew Ongarello

Family-Friendly Island Camping Spots in Australia

Australia is a popular location for camping, and it is easy to understand why. The geographic make-up of most areas in the continent is ideal for outdoor adventures, with several beautiful beaches, ...

News Company - avatar News Company

ShowPo