Plan a Home Office Starting With A Space
The Conventional Office
Having a separate room to plan a home office space is a luxury. So, if
this is your case consider yourself lucky. Since more and more people are working from home
they are converting their basements, attics, and bonus rooms into separate working spaces.
In this situation it is easier to plan a home office simply from the standpoint of the amount of space available. Even if the room in small you can optimize the space to fit your needs.
For basic steps to organizing a home office
If you have already been there then here are other things to consider.
- Since furniture of some kind is part of an office measure your room (length and width). Note unusual slants or curves and make note of electrical outlets and phone jacks. Plan each furniture piece needed and where each piece will be placed. Then ask yourself these questions...Is there an electrical outlet where I need it or will I need to add another? Does the flow of the room work? Can I easily access the items I need with the furniture placed this way?
- Once you have decided what type of pieces you will use to then address style. When considering furniture consider carefully the height and depth. Also, the size of furniture in catalogs can be deceiving by sight so always check measurements before ordering. A piece that looks great on paper might be overwhelming in a small room.
- Lastly, once your furniture is in the room organize your supplies, files, accessories, and personal touches.