With web access, many of us can work anywhere, at any time. Whether you need a space to telecommute, a place to pay bills and get organized or a nook to indulge your hobbies, you might want to think about carving out a space for your home office.
If you’re lucky enough to have a full room, perhaps a den or a spare bedroom, that you can devote to your work, then you can go all out with a desk, drawers, shelves and seating area. Maybe your home office is a corner of your bedroom or living room, or a shelf in your closet. Wherever it is, there are a few elements that can make it work for you.
First, figure out what kind of work you’ll do. Do you have a lot of paperwork that will require a big workspace, or do you just need a parking spot for your ultra-slim laptop? Do you have specialized tools, supplies or reference materials that need storage?
Next, determine how much space you have, and how it’s configured.
After that, you can measure out and shop (yay!) for the furniture that will fulfill your work needs. Add seating, storage and decorative touches that personalize the space and make your home office a pleasure for you. Whether you prefer a zen-like empty desk or one chock-full of your stuff, you can create a space that’s right for you.
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