You’ve just seen your dream realize before your very eyes You’ve established your much desired Home Office Business You’re really excited. You’re really excited! Now, let’s have some real fun your own Home Office
Now, let’s make sure you set up your own Home Office for absolute best results, no matter where you are, that:
gives you a place that’s a joy to work in has great comfort and supportive conditions stimulates your creativity and productivity is a great place to nurture positive client, customer and service provider relationships positions you to achieve a fabulous and abundant income producing Home Business of your very own.
- Your Home Office – a designated room of its own
Ideally, it’s best if you can dedicate an entire room in your home as your Home Office. This is particularly important if you’re going to create the most conducive and ‘right’ atmosphere for productive working, successfully associate that space solely with your business activities, and achieve and project a sense of professionalism.
It’s also vital if you’re going to have clients, suppliers or subcontractors visit.
In your Home Office Decorating Plan, the best location in a home is a room right next to the front door so that you have a clear view of the front door entry area of your home when visitors arrive, and you can welcome and usher them in quickly upon arrival. (You may have noticed that most new home designs have this as a feature these days).
This location makes it easier also to close off, or partition off, from the rest of your home.
Keep your Home Office contained and separate if you can. Don’t confuse it with the rest of your home. It’s more professional if you can divide the home office space and its activity from the rest of your home.
It’s preferable not to have your clients having to be ushered in through your home, and encroaching upon, or climbing over, personal home spaces you share with other family members, en route (sometimes perhaps even long and circuitous) to your Home Office.
If this is the only location you can find in your home, then perhaps a separate entry is something you may want to consider.
- Your Home Office space – ‘shared’ within another room space
If you’re not able to dedicate a separate room for your Home Office – that’s OK, just find a space in a room where you can locate the best space for your working Home Office.
Designating and sectioning off a part of your living room would work just as well. Perhaps a corner of the dining room, or a guest room would work best for you.
You can use a decorative screen or partition to great effect to define the area. It’s best to find a space that is out of the main thoroughfare of the rest of your home.
It’s best to select a room that isn’t cluttered as your aim is to create the atmosphere, ‘look and feel’ of a successful, purposeful, thriving Business Home Office.
- A stairway landing – if you have a large enough space. In some homes, the area at the top of the staircase may have a space also as the hallway leads to the bedrooms. In some modern home designs, this area is expanded and often called the Parent’s Retreat – could also be used.
- Convert a closet – that you can install a desk within its walls and outfit with electrical points, with doors that can open up your home office area or close it away out of view.
- A loft or attic – you could use these spaces effectively for your Home Office.
- A room over a garage – ideal as it’s away from the main home activity areas, & with a bit of ingenuity & a little elbow grease, you could create a wonderful creative entryway to this Home Office over your garage.
Once you’ve picked your location, you can then go about getting the right atmosphere and mood, and the best layout and placement of your Home Office just right.