Setting Up A Home Office

26th March 2020

Setting Up A Home Office

While there has been a rise in the number of people working from home in recent years, the current circumstances mean many people are looking for a way to work from the comfort of their own home. While the thought of working from bed or the couch sounds appealing, it isn’t conducive to productivity, and it is certainly isn’t suitable for a full day’s work.

Therefore, setting up a home office is a hot topic, and it is just one of the ways that vendors can positively impact their home. We are pleased to say we have assisted many homeowners in tailoring their home to meet the needs of likely buyers, and a home office, or at least a dedicated workspace, is a suitable feature to attract the attention of many buyers.

You must work out what you need

While it is likely, most people require a chair and a desk to place their computer or laptop on, and it would be wrong to say this feature is appropriate for everyone. If you are a graphic designer or you make things, you will need a lot more space.

Also, while the standard desk set-up may be similar for many people, there will be ways to customise it to make sure you make the most of working from home. Think about what tools and features you need to work more efficiently and try to incorporate these into your office space.

Have a dedicated workspace

If you are going to spend a lot of time working from home, you want to create an area that is separate from the rest of your home. If you work where you watch Tv or sleep, the two elements of your life will blend together. It is helpful to have space so you can clearly define work-time and non-work time at home.

Also, if you live with people, you will want to create an area that offers privacy. Working from home is a boon for many people, as it allows you to carry on with no distractions and you don’t have to deal with annoying colleagues. However, if you have children, a partner, room-mates or other people, having space where you can work away quietly without bothering others, or you bothering them, will be appreciated.

Other tips to consider when setting up a home office include:

·         Make sure the home office is in a well-lit area

·         Have a way of keeping track of time

It may be the case that a working space will become a feature which potential buyers look for in a property. While homeowners shouldn’t remove bedrooms to create a working space, if you can be creative in setting up a desk or space for working, it may help stand your home out from the rest.

If you are considering selling your home, you must place an accurate value on it before you enter the market place. We are more than happy to provide you with a property valuation, which provides you with greater confidence when selling your home. No matter what assistance you need with the sales process, contact Merrys today, and we will be more than happy to assist you.