Today most corporate employees, entrepreneurs, and bloggers spend a lot of time at a home office to work remotely. A home office is a good investment because it allows you to get more work done relative to others without one. It will also allow you to deduct a percentage of your housing expenses such as your mortgage, rent and electricity. Just consult a CPA to make sure that you’re in compliance with the tax laws. Since you’re going to be spending a lot of time in your new home office you should spend some time planning out your new space to ensure that it will be a productive work environment. You will also want to make sure that the space is comfortable and professional, so you can invite clients over.
When you first set out to build a home office, begin by creating a budget. Set a budget and then allocate a portion of home office expenses to each item on your list. Take a measurement of the office size and ,if necessary, get a ball park figure of the size of furniture that can fit comfortably. Some things you might want to measure are filing cabinets and computer desks.
The computer desk you buy should have enough space for y0u to be able to work comfortably. Consider all of the supplies and equipment you will be using such as calculators, folders, staplers, whole punchers, stamps, printers, and software. Make sure their is ample room for you to be able to work efficiently. You will also want space in your computer desk to store some supplies as well as folders for expenses, payroll, and other important document.
Next you will want to consider the style of furniture to buy. Design studios can get away with working with modular computers desks but I wouldn’t recommend it for an accountant, bookkeeper or lawyer. The style of the furniture and the quality of your furniture should allow you to be productive and complement the rest of your house.
The key to making your home office space a great place to work is to buy furniture that fits your budget, style, and improves efficiency. When buying office furniture browse local retail stores to find a style that suites your needs and be sure to compare them with prices online to save hundreds.