How to Set Up a Home Office

Thinking about setting up a workspace in your home? You’ve come to the right place! To help professionals in the areas of Farmingdale, Parsippany-Troy Hills, and Wall Township put together the perfect home office setup, we at Contemporary Closets have put together this home office checklist. Read ahead to get the ball rolling!

1.    Designate a Quiet Space for Your Office.

How to Set Up a Home OfficeThe first thing you need to do before you start setting up is to designate a space for your home office. Depending on the needs of your business, you’ll want to consider how much space you’ll need and where the space is located in the house. You can turn any size closet into a home office. However, if you frequently meet with clients in your office, it may not be ideal to have them walking through your bedroom to get to your office.

2.    Make a List of Your Office Needs.

After you’ve identified your space, it’s time to consider your needs. If you’re converting a closet into a workspace, you may need to have electrical elements installed so you can work from your computer. You’ll also want to make a list of supplies that you’ll need, which can be anything from a conference-capable phone and printing paper, to stamps for mailing contracts and paperwork.

3.    Pick Out the Right Office Furniture.

With your office wish-list in hand and an office space picked out, it’s time to start putting together a physical plan for your home office. Some questions you’ll want to ask yourself include:

-How big of a desk do I need?
-How many drawers do I need for in-office storage?
-What kind of chair do I want?
-Do I need extra lighting fixtures for better visibility?

While you’re picking out furniture for your home office, be sure that you’re measuring each piece of furniture and comparing the measurements to those of your home office space.

4.    Consider Your Organization Options.

Setting Up a Home OfficeOrganization is one of the keys to success, especially when you’re working in a space that you’re normally very relaxed in. Make sure that everything in your home office has a space by utilizing a variety of organization supplies like baskets, drawers, paper organizers, and more.

5.    Add a Few Personal Touches.

While your home office is at, well, home, it’s still important to decorate a little to make the space feel truly your own. Adding personal touches to your at-home workspace not only gives you the opportunity to flex your creativity, but it also helps you maintain a cool, calm, and collected state of mind. Being surrounded by happy memories in the forms of photos and trinkets, no matter where you are, can set your mind at ease.

Ready to Set Up Your Home Office?

We at Contemporary Closets are thrilled that you’re considering adding a workspace to your home. As organization and decoration professionals, we can help you create a home office that makes you feel confident. Give us a call today to learn more!