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by Rose Treborn
(Ottawa, Canada)

A diy home office creates your own personal space!

A diy home office creates your own personal space!

The DIY Home Office

For those people who have decided to start their own
business, what they need is a separate work space so they
can work in peace, take care of their endeavors and
concentrate on taking care of the needs of their business.For many individuals, this means a diy home office.

With the success of online businesses, more and more people have decided to work at home; which places the fate of their financial future in their own hands. Today, the internet has become an essential part of people’s everyday lives: this new trend of working at home reflects the increasing use of the internet in the business world.

It is important that a home office is treated with the same respect as a regular office since it is where work is done and transactions occur. Basically it is the place where individuals earn their money: whether on the internet, via phone, or video conference. It is possible you may have clients coming to your home office to conduct business.

It is essential that a person who wants to have a home based business set aside a space in their home that will provide them with comfort and privacy to adequately conduct their business.

Where to set up a diy home office:

Ideally a separate room in the house is the best place for a home office. The best area is away from congestion and noise: such as the children’s bedroom or play area, the kitchen, or the entertainment room.

How to furnish your office:

A diy home office should be orderly and give the appearance of a professional workplace. It should contain the equipment that you would find in any office: such as a phone with an answering machine that is capable of transferring calls,making conference calls, etc.

A separate phone line for the home office is necessary so
that personal calls meant for the family and business calls do not interfere with each other. Having a separate phone line in the office will also allow for concentration on business without any distractions.

Other equipment you will need is: a computer that has an
internet connection, fax machine, copier, organizers, and
other office supplies. Things that a person will need in a diy home office will also depend on the type of business he/she is operating.

Setting up a home office will probably mean acquiring furniture: this includes a desk, lamps, tables, and professional looking chairs. The most important piece of furniture needed will be a comfortable office chair –invest in a really good office chair that provides comfort as well as stability. Since a person working in a home office will spend numerous hours in his/her chair, it must be one that does not induce backache and/or make your body feel stiff.

Before purchasing any of these items, you should know how
you will conduct your home business so that only necessary items are purchased. This way you will not be spending money for things that you do not need or are not necessary.

Choose your colors wisely:

The color scheme of a home office should not be distracting to the person(s) working in the office. This means that bright pastel colors, and gaudy colors like shocking pink and neon green would probably not be appropriate.

If you have clients and/or hold business meetings in your
home office, a professional atmosphere should be exhibited; so be wise when it comes to choosing your decorating colors. Neutral colors are best; since they are not distracting but consider using a few brighter and contrasting colors for accessories to add accents and interest.

Setting up a diy home office is a serious business. The right environment will be attractive and conducive to a good working atmosphere. Those who are thinking of setting up a home office should pay careful attention to detail when creating their office since they will be spending many hours working in it. Take the time to make your home office a comfortable and pleasant place to work!

Updated: January 18, 2014 — 10:48 am

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