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How To Build a Better Home Office

Nealeigh Mitchell l NonProfitPeople

Please, Come In

Choosing where to set up shop is the first and most consequential decision in your quest for the perfect home office. If you have open real estate around the house, use it. But converting that extra third bedroom into a top-notch office is not always an option. There’s no need to spend lots of money on renovating attics or gutting garages. You can turn any area of your house into an efficient workspace with a little creativity and planning.

But do follow these three golden rules:

  1. Never, ever, ever have your bedroom moonlight as your office.
  2. Choose a place off the beaten path — one that’s exposed to the least foot traffic and fewest unwanted visitors.
  3. Make sure the designated area is for work and only work.

As you weigh your options, take into account your privacy needs, your family’s habits, and even your quirks. Another major factor to consider is whether you’ll be entertaining clients. Prospective partners and customers won’t take kindly to a cranky five-year-old interrupting a meeting for his dinner. Privacy is of utmost importance to build a respected and credible business.

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