How to Design Your Home Office

by Nina Sable 06/09/2019

If you are working from home or considering starting a new business at home, a home office is essential for what you do. But you don't have to break into a bank to create your own home office; you can instead use the things that you find affordable or readily available to creatively come up with something that is functional and effective for you.

  • Use Sunlight to your advantage: Place your desk and chair in front of a window and watch your creativity blossom. You are probably going to spend a large chunk of your time here, so you want to be as comfortable as possible. The window view also gives you an opportunity to take in the outdoors every other minute and reduce eye fatigue.
  • Give the walls a new look: Don't just paint the walls, paint them a color that suits you. What kind of color expresses your style and will increase your productivity?
  • Find a comfortable chair: That goes without saying. Don't sacrifice function for form. The chair design you saw on Pinterest may look great in photographs but may be bad for your back with long-term usage. You want to make sure that you have a chair that is ergonomically correct 
  • Add some touch of greenery: For some reason, plants make the atmosphere of any room feel better, so you should add some greenery to make the office more comfortable for you. Look out for plants that you don’t have to water every day, that way nothing dies in your absence.
  • Make the space personal: Frame up some of your favorite quotes for the wall, or place pictures of your family on your work desk. Make it as distinctive as possible, so that it reflects you and your style in every way. Choose accessories that will add to the feeling of comfort you want to recreate. 
  • Put the little spaces to efficient use: You are probably not going to have as much space as a regular corporate office, so you should aim to take every advantage of available space. Use floating shelves to keep papers and office equipment away from your desk. You can get a basket to hold all your working files and to-do lists instead.

Whatever intentions you had for setting up your office at home, make sure it’s something more than a regular chair and table set up in the guest bedroom. You want to be as comfortable and at ease, as you can be. You also want your workspace to inspire productivity and be presentable enough to stage an official meeting if/when the need arises. Visit your local home improvement store for bargains on items that you may need

About the Author
Author

Nina Sable

Specialties:Listing Agent,Consulting,Senior Real Estate,Property Management

Nina Sable is a member of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board, Massachusetts Association of Realtors and the Woman's Council of Realtors. She has completed the certification for Senior Real Estate Specialist. This designation is awarded to real estate professionals by the National Association of Realtors SRES council. Recently became certified in Renovation Lending. Other specialties include town special permitting  and buying  and listing commercial properties which include, but not limited to gas stations, etc.

Prior to becoming a realtor Nina Sable worked as a Senior Care professional for the Federally funded Long Term Care Ombudsman Program. In this capacity she worked as the Assistant Director of the program for 41/2 years and as a volunteer for 10 years. She also worked as the director, of the federally funded family caregiver program. In addition Nina is a board member for the Metro-West Alzheimer's Partnership. Recently in 2016 Nina became a local ambassador for the Marlborough Chamber of Commerce. Raised in Port Washington, New York. Introduced to real estate early, by her father a commercial shopping center developer and grandfather a local investor of real estate properties. Nina is a graduate of the school of education at Boston University, and holds a bachelor's of science. Nina's Community service has extended to the lives of her husband and four children, as a girl scout leader and  sport concession volunteer.