For many people in the UK and in fact all around the world, the arrival of the pandemic changed working life for good, as many millions of people adapted to working from home during the first lockdown of March 2020, it was something that was set to be a permanent change for many of them.
Although many people have now gone back to offices all over the UK, for many more companies there were benefits to both employers and employees that were gained from working from home. Many companies decided that a more flexible working model would be implemented with perhaps a hybrid of home and office working, which in turn also allows employees to fit working around other commitments such as childcare much more easily, as well as for employers, they may not need to pay for such large offices with people working from home and can save money by having a smaller premises.
In light of these changes, many people have now been looking to create the right environment to work from at home on a permanent basis – if this is you, here are some of the things to bear in mind when creating the perfect home office to suit your needs…
Space Away for the Rest of the Home – When working, you want to be able to close your door to the office at the end of the working day and return to family life. Having an office which is part of a busy family room can cause a lot of problems, as not only can it be distracting for the person working there but can also be hard for other people in the house who have to try and navigate around you working.
Ideally an office should be situated in a spare room which is solely an office or if you don’t have a spare room kicking around set up a quiet corner of a room like a bedroom which isn’t a main family room and block it off by putting a screen up by it. You could also create an office by building a garden room outside – the perfect place to get away to work and is easily separated from the rest of the house.
The Right Tools for the Job – When you are sitting at the desk for hours of the day you want to make sure that you are comfortable so ensure that you have the correct office furniture – visit somewhere like this Gloucester office furniture supplier Severn Furnishing Ltd to get proper office furniture for your home office. Sitting on a dining chair will quickly do damage to your back! You also want to make sure that you have a good internet connection and the right computer equipment and software that you will need to be able to do your job properly at home – there is nothing more frustrating than constantly losing connection or being unable to work properly due to inadequate technology!