Many people decide to work from home, because they like the flexible lifestyle and they can spend more time with their family. To make this really work however, you seriously need to consider a custom office in your home, otherwise the positives of working from home can quickly turn into negatives.
When you don’t have a custom office in your home, what usually happens is that you work from the kitchen or dining room table or even from a small computer nook that is tucked into one of your rooms.
This means that you don’t have much space to spread yourself around, you can be continually interrupted by other people in the house and you have to pack everything up at the end of the day. This situation might work for a while, but you will soon lose patience with it, particularly when you realise that working from home isn’t as good as you hoped.
Becoming disillusioned with working from home is a sure sign that you don’t have a workable home office, where you can focus and get down to work properly. Working from home isn’t a holiday, you still need to be as productive as if you were working elsewhere, and it is usually your environment that is the problem.
To be successful, you need a custom office with a door that can be shut at the end of the day, so you can easily move from your work life to your home life. You also need your office set up so that you have all the space and equipment you need, allowing you to work all day and comfortably focus on your work.
A home office needs to be your work place, where you allocate certain times of the day to working without interruptions. You will need a large computer desk with space for multiple screens, a printer, phone and even a fax machine. You might also need filing cabinets, shelves and cupboards.
You can change the flooring to a floating floor or tiles, making it easier to roll your computer chair and even have seating for customers and multiple desks for casual employees as well. Your custom office needs to help you to focus on your work and give you the peace and quiet you need to be more productive.
Balancing your computer on the kitchen bench is not the smartest way to work from home. The smart way is to have a custom office that gives you the ideal environment to grow your business and to look forward to a positive experience working at home.
For help designing your new custom office, call Flexi Home Offices on 08 9301 4200 or complete our online enquiry form.