Options For The Ideal Home Office

When you work for yourself, or have a flexible job that allows you to work from home, you often need the perfect space to work from too. Because although working in your pyjamas on the sofa can seem like the dream, it’s not really the most productive way to get your work done. Instead, you should aim to find a space that you can make your own, whether that’s in the house or garden.

And to do this, you’re going to need to be aware of two things. The first is the budget and how you’re going to finance it. So ensure to do your research on different options, you can visit new horizons and and other sites for this, or shift your own funds around. And the second, is the options that are available to you to make it happen.

Options For The Ideal Home Office

Spare Room

Your first option is always going to be a spare room that you might have in the house. This is often the most popular route that people go down. Not only is it cost effective, but it’s easy too. Because it’s common to have a spare room and with a little decorating, it’s going to be office ready in no time at all. It’s often going to be your cheapest option.

Conservatory

If you don’t have a spare room, but you have a conservatory, you might like to consider transforming your conservatory into your home office. Sometimes, it’s nice to be able to have a space downstairs, near to the kitchen for coffee runs! Not only can this make you feel a little more professional, but it can also help you to detach yourself from your working life when you’re in ‘home mode’ too. And again, it’s a relatively cost-effective option.

Garage

Next, you might like to think about the ways in which you can create an office at home. Because sometimes, you don’t have the space available, but you’re more than happy to create something fit for the purpose. If you have an unused garage, this could be the ideal location for it. When your garage is attached, it will also mean that access is easy too. For this, you will need to make an investment, but adding an extra room to your home will always increase your properties value as an added bonus too.

Garden Space

However, maybe you want the space to be completely detached from your home, but you still want it to be on your property? When that’s the case, you’ll definitely benefit from going for an office in your garden. With a wooden or brick structure, you can create your own working sanctuary. But like conversion option, you’re going to need budget for this.

Study

Your last option is to shift things around a little so that you can have your own study downstairs. Sometimes, you just need to change your interior layout to make it work a little better for you. By adjusting your home interior, you could make a space for a study room to act as an office. And if you have an open plan layout, you could even nestle your study neatly in the corner.

Options For The Ideal Home Office

Do you work from home?
If so, let me know what your work space is like in the comments below!
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10 Comments

  1. 22/09/2017 / 8:54 am

    These are great ideas, it’s so important to find a space where you aren’t distracted

  2. 22/09/2017 / 8:59 am

    I’ve tried a bit of experimentation with my working space…I’ve painted walls with soothing light blue and contrasting orange…Decorated it with framed pictures of family and close friends….Some motivation in the form of small collectibles with inspirational quotes..That’s my space.
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  3. 23/09/2017 / 11:47 am

    We are hoping to move into a bigger place so I can have a spare room or study for my home office

  4. 23/09/2017 / 12:34 pm

    I long for my own work space. I currently have to share with my cats and my kid. So often you will find me with laptop balanced on my knee, one cat squeezed beside me, one behind me, and a five year old either asking what is on screen or asking me to talk about buses! Hardly ideal. I do hope that in time I can create my own little haven.

  5. 23/09/2017 / 3:27 pm

    Great post, when we moved my office moved to the hall, its my own area complete with desk and its a lovely area where i can work away in peace 🙂

  6. 23/09/2017 / 6:54 pm

    I work from home and would love a little space to work from. Unfortunately it’s going to continue being my lap and laptop for the forseable future!

  7. Fatima
    24/09/2017 / 12:40 am

    I actually enjoy staying in the conservatory and enjoying the view of my garden. However, winter is soon approaching and we don’t have heating in that part of the house. Maybe I should get one to enjoy working from there even in the colder season.

  8. 24/09/2017 / 6:50 pm

    We don’t have any spare space for working from home. I would love to have my own office but it’s just not possible 🙁

  9. Thena
    25/09/2017 / 1:24 pm

    Great post, my workspace needs to be decluttered and clean of distractions. A desk, my computer and coffee? YES!

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