How To Design An Ergonomic Home Office.

Working from home should be the best thing in the world, and not having to deal with a daily commute, even better!

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But it’s hard to stay motivated and on task if your space feels too casual or cluttered. For example, using a cramped, uncomfortable breakfast nook table for your desk while you stare at the ever-growing mountain of dirty dishes in your kitchen sink is not the ideal work environment.

Your home office should reflect your personality and incorporate elements that you’ll look forward to walking into with your freshly brewed cup of coffee (or tea) and feel enthusiastic about diving into your daily projects.

A few questions to ask yourself before you start converting your spare bedroom into an office space:

  • What tasks will you need to accomplish in your room.?
  • Do you need filing cabinets, bookshelves, sufficient tabletop space?
  • What type of equipment is required?
  • Will you be making conference calls or video conferencing?
home office
home office

#1 Modular Layout 

If you are turning a spare bedroom into a home office instead of build-ins, consider using modular furniture that can be easily rearranged, giving you the most flexibility for shifting things around as your immediate needs change.

A spare bedroom turned into a home office, with a sleeper sofa