It is a dream come true for many to work from home full time. However, it is not necessary that you don’t need a home office space even though you work in a day job office suite. Some office works needed to be done at home since they might close the premise of our office and we may need another location to complete the works. In most case, we need a special place in our house to work as home office. It doesn’t matter whether it is in your car garage or store room, as long as you have access to computer and Internet with small space to keep our file racks, it should be fine. Now, lets get the drill on the components we ever need to start a home office:
1. Computer Table, Chair and File Racks
This is a must furniture for a home office. Choosing proper type of desk that comes with keyed drawer, keyboard stroller, large desk space to work, location to place printer, scanner, fax machine and telephone is a must. So, choose wisely for your table that doesn’t require you to walk few steps to send a fax or make a photocopy. Easy accessibility will save our time in running a home office. Plus, having a space to store our files in racks is also helpful in storing important personal files. If you can, get a secured locker to place extra special documents or jewelries in there.
2. Telephone, Printer (Color & Black-White), Scanner, Photocopy, Fax Machine, Projector, White Screen, Oval Table
Running a small office at home requires you to communicate easily. So, having a web cam fixed at your computer is a must. Nowadays, most notebook comes with a built-in camera too. Office tools like telephone, printers, scanner, photocopy and fax machines is a basic necessity. If you have more space in your office room at home, then get a oval shape table with projector placed on the ceiling and white screen or board placed in your office room that can also act as meeting or conference room. You can engage a small meeting at your own house. It is the trend of work from home individuals to have a meeting room at home.
3. Fast Internet Connection
Get a fast and wireless Internet connection that covers your entire house. You should be able to access Internet anywhere from your house with a Wifi modem fixed. It is a must to have faster Internet connectivity at each home these days. The ability to use web cam or conference chat needs faster Internet connections. Plus, if you have a laptop, you can even work in your garden while having a cup of coffee at tea time or anywhere else at home. It completes the home office requirements.
Having multiple electronic items in the room will definitely makes the room rise in temperature. You need more than fan in your room. Sometimes, you may need to run your computer for weeks or months without shutting down them. Opening up the window is an alternative solution but it also deposits dust in your machines and your machine may require more frequent services compared to those who runs the computer under air-conditioned rooms. Get a air-cond unit for your room to run a cleaner and cooler home office.
5. Security Entrance
Having high sensitive files and belongings in your office room is very convenient. But, it is also face high risk when a thief enters your premises. You can install security camera and system with control unit at home office room that holds data that might be useful when investigations or police reports. It is extremely important to secure our home office room. Installing password or thumb print access point to unlock the room can be considered as part of security. If you happen to run any party in your house, this may help strangers or friends entering our home office.
If you plan to run your own home based business that needs Internet and other communication tools, you can re-create your room even with smaller space with L-Shape racks, compact series of furnitures, etc. In any way, get your home office as convenient as possible for you to work with peace of mind.