Working from home? Create your perfect office


If you’re working from home, you need to create a dedicated office. If you try to work in a communal area, there’s a good chance you’ll be distracted by those around you or more entertaining options. Remember to keep a boundary within your home where work begins and ends.

There are some essentials that you’ll need on a daily basis. A good starting point is a comfortable chair and a spacious desk. You spend most of your time working sitting down, so you need to choose wisely. An improper desk chair can take a toll on your health and cause you further issues down the line.

Make sure all the pieces in your office are functional. You need to consider what you need at your fingertips and what you’ll need close to hand. Make sure you pick out a desk, shelves, and general storage that can help you work efficiently.

Adequate lighting is essential. Research has shown that people feel lethargic during winter months because they don’t get enough sunlight. Exposure to sunlight can boost your mood, so let sunlight into your office if possible. When the weather turns or during long working nights, make sure you have plenty of artificial lighting.

Finally, make sure you have up-to-date technology in your workspace. Malfunctioning printers, PCs, or other devices can not only be frustrating, but they can waste valuable time. Make sure your technology is on your side. And take advantage of what technology can do for you. Invest in a second screen, purchase a drawing tablet, or use a tablet for Skype if that will help you.

For a full range of essential Home Office furnishings, make sure you visit Harvey Norman online or call in-store.

In Short: If you’re working from home there are some essentials, as well as optional extras, that you need to create the perfect office. Here are some ideas.

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