Just because you do not have much space does not mean that you have to work bent over your coffee table. Here's how to take out a work area when space is at its highest.
When most people imagine working from home, they see a well-lit, spacious home office. Your fantasy office can have an elegant desk and a high-tech ergonomic chair. Or maybe an antique desk made of oak and a chilly leather chair is more your style.
But when you look around your studio apartment or a small, cluttered house, you will quickly come to terms with reality. Is there even enough space for a real desk? How much work can you really do on your sofa? Maybe you should just work while sitting on your bed, like you did homework in college?
The prospect of carving a home office out of a small residential area may seem impossible. But with a little creativity and ingenuity, you can build an office that will help you enjoy working from home even more. How to use.
Seek out natural light
When deciding which part of your residential area to use for work, there is one thing we should first keep in mind: natural light.
Even in a basement apartment you probably have a small window that lets in at least some light. You can use the natural light sources to your advantage. Studies have shown that access to natural light is the only thing that makes employees feel good in a work area.
Without natural light, you will quickly become bored, tired or turned off. Your brain will have a hard time tapping into the energy it needs to focus. So no matter where you decide to place your home office, make sure it has a free view of a window. The bigger and brighter the window, the better, but work with what you have.
Think about your needs
Now think about what your home office will need.
For most people, a desk and a place to sit will do the trick. But how big must your desk be? Do you work with two large monitors regularly, or do you work from a regular laptop? Do you need a place to spread lots of paper, or can you work with a single notebook?
When you think about this, be sure to separate needs from desires. You may want a large, beautiful display to work with, but a laptop works just as well. Also look for creative solutions. Maybe you can hang the big screen on the wall so that it doesn't take up any desktop space.
Identify the right space
With that in mind, it is time to identify the place to place your home office
If you do not really need a lot of space, you really do not need more than a few meters. However, depending on how cramped your living space is, you may need to rearrange some furniture to open that office space.
Look for or create a spare corner, wall space, or space under a window. Move things around as needed until you have an open space where you can fit a desk of any kind. If there is no extra wall space, you may want to put a desk on the back of your sofa instead. You can even use an extra closet as an office (but let's be real ̵
1; how many people in small residential areas have a closet to save?).