Tired of trying to work in a cluttered living room or bedroom at home? If you don’t have space for your own private office, it may be time to have one built. The benefits—from your peace of mind to much greater productivity—are well worth it. Here is some more information to get you started.
The cost of adding a home office will vary depending on the type of equipment needed and the materials used to construct the space. However, it is one of the top remodel projects in terms of resale value, and costs should be recouped at least by 50%. Get in touch with a local remodeling contractor for price quotes and more information.
If you have limited square footage (or even if you don’t), you should design your workspace with you in the center, preferably sitting in an ergonomically-designed office armchair with wheels. Then, you can design your space with all the functions you need to perform within reach.
To illustrate, your computer might be located on a left-hand extension from your desk, your printer on a multi-purpose unit behind you, and your file drawers on wheels in the unit behind you, or even inside your desk drawers. Another good way to save space is to purchase a combination printer, scanner and fax machine.
When possible, you should use as much natural light as you can with a mix of ambient light with ceiling fixtures and task lighting over your work areas. Avoid track or recessed lighting, which does not provide adequate lighting for a home office.
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