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Cool ideas for home work spaces

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In the current era of employment freelance work has become increasingly common. It's normal therefore that the number of households that contain a home office and associated items, such as desk, computer and chairs, has increased.

In principle it may seem that coordinating a home office is a simple task but the truth is that the mission may have its difficulties. It's extremely important to keep a couple of things in mind before you start preparing your future home office, namely: the ideal location inside your home for the office and what suitable furniture you'll require.

In this Ideabook we'll discuss some of the options you have for creating a home office and productive new workspace. Now get a pen and paper!

Garden office

This option makes the home office a unique experience! Many homes have some degree of spare room in the garden so how about putting your working space amongst the plants and animals? In doing so, you’ll be more connected to nature and have plenty of privacy so you won’t disturb your significant other tapping away on your keyboard late at night! The ideal choice for workaholics.

A dedicated room

If you work from home and you have one extra room available, do not think twice about turning it into your office! No matter how big, think that you now have a workplace which is away from the madness… a great advantage. Firstly, you'll be concentrating better and secondly, you'll have more freedom to decorate and identify the most appropriate work schedules according to your routine.

If not you don’t have space for a library, don’t worry it is an expendable item. But lighting is a vital element that cannot be sacrificed. How about having a look at these other home office ideas for inspiration!

Living room office

Having your office in the living room is an interesting possibility, especially if we think that the living room of the home is often the most exclusive area. In this case, the trick is knowing when to delimit uses, there are thousands of great examples that showcase ideas for separate spaces in the same environment. This idea is far from laughable if we think about the many houses where the library is in the living room, if you liked this one by Lavradio Design, view their professional profile for more ideas!

Dining room office

Usually, the dining room is one of the well-lit areas in the house. Therefore, if there isn’t actually an alternative in your home, using the dining room as an office is not so bad. Consider preparing the space in the best possible way, so your working hours in the dining room do not harm your health. This means getting better chairs, if they are not the best (in terms of ergonomics), then try to limit shortcomings through the use of cushions.

Bedroom office

The bedroom is perhaps the least desirable place to establish a home office, but the truth is that many may prefer to have a desk in this sector of the house as it allows them more privacy.

If you intend on building office in the bedroom, make sure you have a desk and chair. The worst thing you can do is work from on bed. Your posture will be affected and your bed will no longer be that important space used to give your life a break from work.

Flexible office

A flexible office is a space that focuses primarily on freedom and is a space where the motto seems to be ’work in the place you like.’ This type of model is used in large companies like Google or Kayak.

A flexible office space offers freedom and should transform an ordinary space into somewhere you love to work. The image above is a great example of this philosophy, with the mezzanine providing a great workspace.  It doesn't restrict free movement around the home and keeps the work zone separate from both the dining and living rooms.

There's more where that came from! Check out how to: Perk Up Your Home Office.

Do you work from home? If so, what space do you use as your office? Let us know in the comments!
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