How to Set Up a Home Office

Freelancing and telecommuting is becoming increasingly popular and many companies today allow their employees to work from home, too, so the number of people looking for ways to set up a comfortable and efficient home office is growing as the day goes by. Making sure that your home office has everything you need and is also a healthy work environment can be a daunting task, so here are some tips to make the process easier:

  • Evaluate your needs – the items that you need in your office setup depend on your business activities, but you will probably need a desk for your computer, a comfortable and ergonomic chair, a printer with a scanner and standard office supply, such as printing paper, a stapler and a puncher, document trays, folders, maybe even a filing cabinet.
  • consider using space saving TV wall brackets to mount your tv or monitor
  • Consider using space saving TV wall brackets to hang your monitor or TV.
  • Choose the space right – try to pick a quiet area in the house, an area that gets as much natural light as possible. If you will meet clients in your home office, it might be a good idea to have an entire room for your business, preferably one close to the entrance;
  • Protect your eyes – choosing the lighting that goes into your home office is essential for your health, so make decisions about the ideal light color and create layered lighting, with a central light source, a desk lamp and other task lights.