Where Are The Best (and worst) Places To Setup Your Home Office?
Ok so you've taken the absolutely massive leap of deciding to work for yourself and now you're wondering where might be the best place to locate your home office? There's no really easy answer to this as most of the potential locations have their own pros and cons. It's important to think before you leap in this regard as you don't want to blow your budget on setting up your office in one room or area only to discover that it wasn't really quite right for that purpose from the start.
Choose A Location
Most new work-at-home types usually don't give much thought to their home office. Surely you can just work from your sofa with a laptop right? Or on the kitchen table between meals? Yes you could "operate" your business from either of these locations but it's simply not viable in the long run - there are far too many complications with running your home business on fly-by-the-seat-of-your pants basis in this type of setup. You genuinely will need to dedicated at least a portion of your home or apartment to business only use - you'll thank yourself in the weeks, months and years to come.
Okay the home owners or tenants reading this are all thinking "Ok well where can I put the office?". It's not always in the most obvious place and most homes have a room or at least part of a room that isn't in use on a daily basis. There are more options that you may have thought for setting up your home office in. The best part of this is that you can use some existing space in your home to create your office without breaking the bank.
The following articles look at the possible locations for an office in your home and the pros and cons of each of them.
Home office in the attic
What do you need to consider before converting your attic or loft into a home office?
Creating a home office in your basement
If your home has a basement then you may have just found the ideal place to setup a home office.
Home offices in a garage
Making the most of your garage and converting it into a home office is a good idea.