More and more companies are allowing employees to work from home for a few days a week—and some individuals exclusively operate from their personal living space. Unless you have a study or an extra room, establishing a home office can be a difficult undertaking, especially if space is an issue. At Desks Incorporated, we have the finest selection of new and used furniture to help you get you on your feet and make the most out of your limited space.
Make a List of Essentials
As with any big undertaking, making a list—whether digital or physical—is a wise first move. Before staking a corner in one of your precious rooms and calling it an office, you should have a general understanding of what you actually need. Most modern offices share the same basics: computer, telephone, printer, and so forth. However, the bigger stuff (desk, cabinets, etc.) should vary based on your needs and your career. At Desks Incorporated, we can help you find not only used desks for sale, but also gently used filing cabinets and chairs.
Utilize the Space You Have
While it is very common for city dwellers to work from home, if you live in a downtown apartment or condo, chances are you do not have an extra room to dedicate to an office. Once you make a list of needs, you should have a better idea of how much room you actually need for your office. Your office should ideally be in a quiet, private area; this is especially important if you share your apartment. If you have a roommate, a spouse, pets or children, planning to work from a private area will make your more productive.
Use Proper Lighting
If possible, choose a space that has plenty of natural light. Direct light can provide a good foundation for a productive work place. If this is not possible, make sure you utilize proper lighting: overhead lamps should provide a majority of the light; desk or floor lamps should be used as supplemental lighting in concentrated areas of your workplace.
Invest in the Right Equipment
While this may intuitive, it is an essential step in constructing a productive home office. At Desks Incorporated, we can help you find the best used office furniture in the Denver area. We can provide you with comfortable, ergonomic chairs, desks fit for your specific space, and the necessary cabinets to utilize your space. We are willing to work with you on an individual basis to discover what is best for you.
After finding a place for your office, it’s up to you to make the most of the office. If space is an issue, good organization is your best friend. While you should certainly plan your office to make room for storage, it is also important to have an ample amount of space to spread out and work. If storage is an issue, remember, you can always store files in other closets around your house. If you do not use files or supplies frequently, it’s safe to assume that you can store them elsewhere.
At Desks Incorporated, we are here for you. We understand that space and money can be an obstacle when putting together a home office. We offer affordable options for your home office needs. Call 303-777-7778 today to discuss new or used furniture options.