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Necessities that every home office needs

Posted by on April 26, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Necessities that every home office needs

Avoiding the commute, setting your own hours, and easier concentration; there’s a lot of reasons that many are now deciding to work from home. However, If you’ve decided to start working from a home office, there are some essentials that you can’t go without if you’re going to be as productive as you would be at the company HQ. Aside from this, don’t worry about sorting out the right space on your own; converting a room into a home office is a breeze with the design, supply and installation services offered by Connells.

A dedicated work space

To start, arguably the most important necessity is a dedicated room to use as your home office. You might think that your laptop on the sofa or sitting at the dining room table will be alright, but having a room devoted to being your office will help your productivity and general attitude in so many ways.

Being able to ‘switch off’ after a day of work will be much easier when you physically get up from a desk and leave the room, rather than just shutting down your laptop and putting the TV on after a day on the sofa.

It’s also important that this room can block you off from the rest of the house and be dedicated purely to work, so that you get a sense that you’re going to work rather than just going to another room of the house.

With this in mind, consider how our design, supply and installation services can help out with the conversion of a room. These services include the design of bespoke furniture for your new home office, so you can be sure that your office fittings have been made specifically for your requirements.

A source of light

Natural light is a necessity, as it’s essential for productivity. As well as this, good artificial lighting is also important, just so you always have a source of light – you’ll strain your eyes in the dark. Related to this is the importance of a good view, or at least a seat within sight of a window – keeping a connection to the outside world is important, as well as having somewhere else other than a screen to look at when your eyes need a break.

A second monitor

Although this may not be a necessity depending on the kind of work that you’ll be doing, the general consensus is that a dual monitor setup is always the best way to go. You’ll find the extra screen allows for easy multitasking, and you’ll be wondering how you ever managed with just one screen!

Storage space

Storage can be easily overlooked, but is another necessity. You might not think you need it since most of your work is paperless, or any documents and paperwork you do have can just be kept on the desk – how much stuff will one person have, anyway? Realistically, a lack of storage means your papers will be piling up, you won’t be able to find anything, and your desk will be cluttered.

Pens and paper

Although you have your computer for working on, it’s definitely worth having pens and a notepad to actually write ideas or work down on – studies have shown that physically writing something down helps you to remember it better.

Connells home offices

If you’ve decided that working from home is for you, then Connells are here to help with the design and installation of a dedicated home office as well as all the bespoke furniture that you’ll need – shelves, desks, storage solutions, and all the rest. To get started with your new home office, give us a call on 01473 715566, send us an email at and we will be in touch, or take a visit to our showroom in Ipswich to see our full range.