When you first start working from home, it’s only natural that you’re just going to get to work. From anywhere. You’re going to be concentrating on building your career, and that can be done from the couch, the bed, the dining table - anywhere, right? Because at first, you don’t need a designated space. You just want to work and create and craft that career. But then, you’ll realise that you need room. You need organisation. You need storage. And this is what a home office can offer you. Before long, everyone will realise that they need that space to work in. But then comes the question of how do you get it together? And will it be a lot of work? And expensive? All of these questions can make you apprehensive and put you off from getting started. So let’s walk through exactly how you can create your dream office space at home.
Pick The Place
First of all, you’re going to need to decide where it goes. So do you want to convert a spare room into an office? Or maybe you already have a downstairs study? What’s going to work out best for you? These ideas on Apartment Therapy might also help. It could be the case that you decide to extend and add an office space on or even convert an unused area like your garage or basement. So be creative with your options here.
Find A Design
Then it’s all about the design. How will the space look? Do you have a design theme? If not, get online and start searching for ideas and pull a mood board together to help you get started.
Source Your Supplies
And now you need to just get started on bringing your ideas to life. This will always begin with finding the right supplies. From your paint samples and the pots you choose to go with to flooring ideas and suppliers like ITC, make sure you get the right items. Because when you bring it all together you want it to work. If you’re doing any alterations or building work, this is also the stage where you’re going to bring it all together.
Get To Work
Next, you’re going to want to get to work. So pick up the paintbrush and book your flooring installation. Also make sure that you’ve sourced your desk, chair, furniture, and any other storage you might need. It’s important to order this in advance, so it’s ready when you need it.
Dress It Up
And then, you just need to be able to dress the space up. Because as a shell, it may feel a bit empty and lifeless. This is going to impact on your productivity. So have some fun with it. Create a room that feels professional, but like your own. Add in pictures and cushions and other bits and bobs that will make your office look great. And then, all that’s left for you to do is get set up and enjoy!