Home offices were not a novelty even before 2020, but they have become so much more common since then. While lockdowns and complete social isolations may only be a memory for the time being, home offices are not going anywhere. Both major and minor enterprises across the world have realised that remote work environments save money.
Thanks to the rapidly developing and improving digital infrastructure that empowers remote work environments, professionals across the world are now able to communicate and work in real-time synchronization with each other. The fact is, whether you are an employee, an employer, or a freelance worker, having your own home office setup is almost a professional requirement for most.
What is an Ideal Home Office?
The definition of an ideal home office depends on:
- Your profession or job role.
- The kind of work that you plan to or usually need to complete at home.
- The available space.
- Your personal preferences.
Despite the variability here, it is possible to focus on some of the most important aspects of the ideal home office and create a modifiable template. Later, readers should be able to modify and use the suggestions to create their own ideal home office.
At the very least, a home office will need a file cabinet, a work desk with drawers, and a few chairs. Add as many of them as needed, provide that there is sufficient space to do so. Now, there are a few key rules to keep in mind while choosing the furniture because you are looking to create a workspace that’s ideal for you and not just another generic home office.
Comfort – The seats must be comfortable and ergonomically designed to support your back and neck during long work hours.
Elevation – The difference in elevation between your chair’s seat and the desk’s height must be ideally proportioned to your height. Both adjustable and custom-made furniture can cater to this requirement.
Aesthetics – Studies show that a personalised work environment can significantly boost productivity and job satisfaction. Choose designer furniture, such as the desks available from Ligne Roset Bromley for your office that appeals to your personal aesthetics.
Any internet connection with less than 100Mbps download and upload speed is not recommended. You should be able to find a 1Gbps plan from your internet provider, but at least 25Mbps – 500Mbps download/upload speed is recommended. Route the connection with a Gigabit router and your office Wi-Fi will be speedy enough to power multi-feed video calls with ease.
Everyone needs at least one laptop, even if they work primarily on a desktop + monitor setup. Laptops offer mobility and battery life, which no desktop can. Unless you really need the full power of a workstation-class desktop, you may not even need to buy a desktop at all.
Invest in a powerful laptop and a high-quality monitor. You can connect your laptop to your monitor and use it as a desktop when needed. Use USB ports and/or Wi-Fi/Bluetooth to connect the keyboard and the mice. There are some seriously powerful and capable workstation laptops available these days that can handle almost anything you can throw at them.
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