Working from home can have its own set of advantages such as being able to spend more time with family, have a comfortable working space and have fewer distractions throughout the day. While it may be awesome to work from home, it can sometimes turn out to be less productive if you don’t have a separate working space. According to a study, 50% of the UK workforce will be working remotely by 2020. Remote working has increased over a quarter of a million over a decade. Both remote working and working from home has been on the rise over the years. The infographic below is a beginner’s guide to setting up your home office. It elaborates on the benefits of creating an office in the comfort of your home. There are also some tips on how you can DIY your home office and the things you need to get going. You tend to focus better when you have a spot you can work from rather than hopping on the couch with a laptop. A workstation will be the first thing to purchase for your home office. A height-adjustable desk is an absolute necessary to be able to switch between sitting and standing while working long hours. A computer and multiple monitors will be helpful in boosting work efficiency. Create a space where you can place organisers and shelves to place files and stationery. This is important because a cluttered working space reduces your focus and builds stress. Here’s a list of the things you may require to set up your home office at the basic level, and the costs of the equipment approximately.
|Home Office Item||Cost|
|Workstation with a chair||£240|
Keeping the basic equipment aside, there are many DIY ways of decorating your home office according to your style. You can hang up an art piece that you find inspiring or you can frame your favourite quotes on the wall to keep you motivated and focused on your goals. It’s easy to lose track of time when working from home, and therefore hanging up a clock in your office will not only remind you of deadlines but also can act as a piece of decor.
Another interesting thing to keep in your office space is a good and pleasant home fragrance to give you the feel of a calm atmosphere. There are tons of things you can do at a home working space that you may not have the freedom to do so at the office. This infographic will help you think creatively of how you get starting and create your home office.