The Work From Home Professional
Home offices are a staple in the lives of many families and they are becoming increasingly popular among contractors, professionals, and retirees. More builders are seeking ways to fulfill homeowners desire for personal, flexible workspace. One solution for older, vacant homes is to steal space currently used by other appliances, such as a kitchen, laundry room, or hallways.
Placing an office table between work benches is a great way to increase productivity while decreasing the overall work space. A wooden stool with a desk attached can be a comfortable and productive home office. Freestanding, open models are another option. Regardless of which model is selected, adding a home office to an existing structure will help ensure more usable space and, therefore, increased resale value.
Adding a home office to an existing structure can also increase workspace and provide more space for a greater variety of activities. For example, if the home office is located next to a computer, homeowners will find it easier to work on projects, deal with paperwork, and complete other tasks when they have access to the area. Many people invest in home office furniture, such as chairs, desks, tables, and file cabinets, for this exact purpose. By adding a home office to an existing structure, the homeowner gains access to additional work-related space and has a comfortable place to work.
Home offices can also be designed to minimize the distractions experienced by employees while they are at work.
Along with the basic furniture, many offices now use organizers, filing cabinets, and other organizational products to maximize productivity and make home offices work best for the owner and his or her lifestyle. A filing cabinet can make a huge difference in how well employees are able to get organized. Depending on how much room is available, file cabinets can be small, medium, or large. Some offer multiple tiers of storage, while other designs include hidden compartments to store files. Other types of organizational products such as desk organizers or “props” can help the home office or workspace stay organized and free from clutter.
While technology has made it easier than ever for people to work from home, some people simply prefer to work “in the old fashioned way.” That does not mean telecommuting is right for them, though. If you prefer to work at home but need to be at your office, there are plenty of options for remote-work. Whether you need an all-in-one solution, or even a small, stand-alone system, there are solutions for you.