10 Tips for Planning a Home Office or Study

If you work from home, you know how important a home office is. Why not make it a comfortable, productive space? By applying just a few of the below mentioned tips, you can possibly increase your efficiency and output. Consider the following 10 tips for planning a home office or study.

Choose the Correct Room

If you are fortunate enough to have several rooms in your house, choose the one with the best space, light, and privacy for your purposes. You’ll be there a lot, so choose wisely.

Have Enough Space

When working, you need enough space to feel comfortable. This can mean different things for different people. You might need enough space to get up and pace, or you might only need enough space to swivel in your office chair. Carefully think about how much space is best for you.

Have Proper Storage

Make sure you have enough shelves, filing cabinets, and cupboards for your purposes. If you work from home and are disorganized it will cost your business. Have a designated place for books, files, paper, and extra stationary.

Meeting Space?

If any clients or customers meet with you face-to-face, you’ll need a good meeting space. This could be as simple as a chair or two facing your desk, or as complex as a 10 person conference table. Remember, since this is your home, rooms can have dual purposes. Your dining room can become the conference room, if needed.


Good lighting can make or break any office. Make sure you have enough natural light to work by. Consider adding mirrors to brighten the space even further. Finally, make sure your lighting is right for your computer screen. Strained eyes cost your business in the long run.

Ventilation is Key!

Fresh air can make all the difference in a home office. If you don’t have a window you can open, consider opening the door to another room and increase the cross ventilation.


Don’t put your home office in the coldest or hottest room of your house. You want a constant, comfortable temperature to ensure the best work experience.

Minimize Noise and Distractions

If possible, tuck your home office away from the normal flow of home life. You don’t want your spouse, children, or pets to constantly distract you.

Make It Easy To Clean

Create an office that won’t attract dust and be easy to clean. Keep your home office clean and you’ll be happy to come to work every morning. Consider spending the first 10 minutes of your day tidying your office space.

Personalize It

One of the best benefits of working from home is personalizing your space. Add your favorite piece of artwork or bring your favorite plant to sit by your desk and you’ll feel even happier to work from home.

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