Glasgow Property: Make sure your home is synonymous with business

ACCORDING to the Office for National Statistics, in 2020 more than 8 million people in the UK worked from home, around 25% of workers and an increase from 12.4% in 2019.

That’s a lot of homes in the UK now serving as home offices. This is in addition to those who turned to ‘sideways fuss’ during the pandemic to either earn extra cash or turn their small hobby into a thriving business. According to some reports, 1 in 4 people in the UK now have a small business or hobby that generates additional income for them. So, with more and more companies encouraging their staff to work remotely full-time or return to hybrid office work, you may need to adapt part of your home to office space on a more permanent basis. Here are our top tips for creating a home office or workspace that doesn’t break the bank.

Turn your dining room into a meeting room

If you don’t have the luxury of a spare bedroom or home office, you’ll need to use the space and furniture you have, and a dining table can easily transform into your new office. Whether it’s big enough to accommodate 6 or 16 people, it should give you plenty of space for your laptop or computer, notes, and all your other knick-knacks. If there are two of you working at home, try to finish each one. It can be tempting to take lunch breaks here, too, but try to separate your workspace from your dining area.

At the end of the day, don’t forget to put all your work gear away and restore the dining table to its former glory. It will help you mentally end the evening by physically getting rid of your job.

This is the cheapest option because it doesn’t require a large furniture purchase, but you might want to invest in some comfortable seat padding or back support, as most dining chairs are designed for looks rather than comfort.

Creation of a multipurpose room

Having a spare room is the holy grail when it comes to setting up a home office. This means you can get away from home distractions like watching TV and sticking weird laundry – out of sight, out of mind. If working from home is only temporary, investing in a new desk and chair may not be the most economical for you. But how about a desk that doubles as a dressing table? This means that you can still have the functionality of a home office, but the look of a walk-in closet or walk-in closet. When your working day is done, store your laptop in a drawer or use the computer screen as a TV.

If you don’t like the idea of ​​a vanity cabinet then maybe a desk that doubles as extra storage like a desk shelf. They are a great way to add personality to a room with pictures and embellishments, as well as serving as a small office. They are also relatively inexpensive and can be moved from room to room.

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An office hideaway

Depending on where you live, space can be an issue and you might not have the luxury of a spare bedroom or even a separate dining area. So, you may need to be a little smarter with your home office setup. What if you installed a retractable or floating desk? It can be installed in any room, as long as there is enough space for a chair underneath. When you’re not working, all of your gear is hidden, the chair can be taken out, and you have as much space as before.

Speaking of hiding places, another way to create a small office without having to move to a larger house is to turn an old cabinet or cabinet into a workspace. All it takes is a few shelves, a lick of paint, some lighting and a good dose of imagination.

Sofa so good

If you’re struggling to secure your small space at home, share a roommate, or have a large family, your only option might be the sofa. While we don’t encourage this for a lot of reasons, including because it’s bad for your posture and of course the temptation to turn on the TV, we understand you may not have any other option. . So if your new office is your favorite seat in the house, then there are a few low cost purchases that might help. A laptop stand, for example, is a small table that rests on the arm of the chair, it can also double as a coffee table or a stand that rests on your lap.

i’m still standing

Many people turn to standing desks in their desks because of the health benefits and it doesn’t have to stop when you are at home. There are different desks available, adjustable in height or fully standing. Many of them are also equipped with wheels which make it easier to move around your home. Ideal if you want to tidy your desk in the closet at the end of the day.

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