Working from home - the office space
I've worked from home for 10 years now and absolutely love it.
It's not for everyone, there are a few negatives, it can be lonely as there are no office colleagues to speak to, office space in your home is not always the most effective, etc,. For me, the pros out shine the cons. I love the flexibility it offers, I am always on hand if my children need me, I can attend school events without having to book a day off work, if the children are poorly I am here, the list goes on and on.
Since the extension was built and the renovations are nearly complete, I find myself wanting to organize my office space. My frustration with my current work setup is, I simply don't have the organized office space I desire or need. My planned office room, in the end, turned out to be a playroom for the kids, and so I'm currently carrying out my work on my dining room table. I have a mass of paper on my table, and it's not the best setup. One thing I do need is office furniture advice and inspiration so I can create a dedicated area, which is a better solution than working on the dining room table.
I believe establishing a comfortable but creative space that also gives the functionality needed to be more productive in the home office. It should be a separate area dedicated for work. Including, the need to require myself a desk, I will also need to find the right office storage solutions.
I'd like a corner desk with a simple desk chair, a comfortable one. I also need Office storage, i.e. filing cabinet and some shelves. An organized office area/corner will make a positive impression and will prevent me from feeling mentally overwhelmed: clear space, clear mind.
And, so until the kids grow up and they don't need the play room anymore, I will 'office' in the corner of the dining room. I will make the best out of what I have. But when they do grow up, and I can relocate into the playroom, I will turn it into my dream office (floor to ceiling bookcases with my large desk and large leather office chair).