Getting an online job and working at home are becoming a trend nowadays. It is a great convenience for people with disabilities who find it hard to find work in offices despite their skills. It is also good news for moms who want to make money while staying at home to watch their children personally. Others find it more practical and financially rewarding to work from home.
The next logical step of course after getting an online job is to have a place in the house where they can work relatively undisturbed. This is why many online workers decide to renovate a room in their homes to offices. But, which room should you convert and how should it be done? Here are some tips.
An office should have lots of natural light
Natural light has been shown by many studies to lessen stress and eye strain. It also puts the people in a relaxed mood that makes them effective in their work. Find a room in your house where there is a big window that allows natural diffused light to come in the whole day because that would be a good area for your home office.
A home office with a large window and a good view outside
Working at home either online or as a freelancer would inevitably mean eye strain, mental fatigue and stress. For these moments, experts say it helps to follow the 20-20-20 rule which means that for every 20 minutes, you have to look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds. A large window would let you do that without even leaving your chair. A good view like mountain tops, trees or an unhindered view of the sky relieves stress and mental fatigue. If you have a room with these views, but with a small window, you can have a renovation company increase the window size.
A good office set-up
While it may be cheaper to use a small table and chair as your office set-up, it may soon become cluttered with anything from coffee cups, papers and other things that you use for work. Having a bigger table would be a good idea. In fact, you can have a renovation company install a wide table permanently in place for maximum convenience. Other things you should install in your new office are shelves and cabinets to keep your work materials organized, especially if your tasks involve a lot of paperwork.
Your very own toilet
Having your own toilet installed in your home office would come in handy during work crunch time when deadlines are near and you don’t have time to wait for another person in the common toilet to get out. It may be a little expensive but it’s totally convenient, time-saving, and worth it.
Working at home has many advantages, but if you want to maximize your productivity, you should have your own office at home. A renovation company can help you greatly with the changes in a room as you convert it to a place of work.