If you work at home there is no reason not to have a comfortable place for it. Just like any other fit out project it is very important to discover the balance between your budget, your wants and your needs. So, before you take a hammer to your old home office space read on.
The best fit out for your office will start with the space. Take a moment to quiz yourself to find out if you can work with a lot of people coming and going or if you need solitude to get things done. This will dictate the space where you put your home office. Always keep an eye of high traffic areas in your home, so if you can handle the distractions choose them, if you need silence try to avoid them.
Pick your furniture carefully. There is no need to sacrifice the beauty of a nice piece of furniture because you are going for the utilitarian piece. Right now, there are a lot of companies that will produce very nice looking furniture that works and saves space. Remember also that the furniture like file cabinets have to go with the decor of your home, so try not to make it clash.
Speaking of furniture, the most important thing in your best fit out list should NOT be your desk. It has to be your chair. As a general rule, spend more on your chair than on your desk. After all you might be parked there for hours, so a good ergonomic chair with lumbar support is very important. Take it from me a good chair with nice ventilation will go very far on the comfortable scale, being comfortable will also make you more creative. Pick a chair that has a way to adjust height, since it is very important that you don’t strain your body. Remember to keep those elbows at 90 degrees with the desk. Also it is important to keep your eye level a bit above your computer’s monitor.
Another thing to put on that best fit out list is the color of your office. Do not paint your office space a bland beige color! This is not a lifeless cubicle. So, analyze which color is the one that would motivate you enough to be productive. This might sound like new age trickery but it has been proven to work by increasing a sense of relaxation and when you are at ease your creative juices can flow freely.
Another thing that can help you be more creative is if you give yourself a view. Whenever possible find a place that is near a window. This will serve two functions, the first one is that it will give you the necessary break when you are just too exhausted to continue working or the work you are doing is making you drowsy. The other benefit is that you should always go for natural illumination. Not only will it make you keep calm, but it also helps you with your vitamin B.