Guest Blog: 5 Things To Consider When Designing Your New Home Office Layout

Jul 31, 2019by Jenny Zhu
Designing your new home office layout can be a daunting task, particularly if you are doing it for the first time. There are various things that you need to know when designing your new home office layout.
If you know what to pay attention to when doing so, then it will be simple for you to design a perfect home office layout. However, if you don't know what to do, then it will be very hard for you.
In this article, we are going to look at some crucial factors to consider when designing your new home office layout.

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1. Space
One of the most important things that you should pay attention to when designing your new home office layout is the space available. Knowing the size of the space you need is very important. Having enough space for your home office will make it easy for you to operate your business easily. You don't want a scenario where your home office would look congested due to lack of enough space, as this can affect your movement in and out of your office.
According to the team at, space is often misjudged when moving offices. “We help businesses move in and out of premises every week; without doubt the concern is always either having too much space, that will remain empty and be a cost, or too little space that will mean another costly move will be necessary within the next few years. Getting it right requires careful consideration and planning.”

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2. Add Comfort
Another important factor that you need to pay attention to when designing your home office layouts is your comfort. How comfortable you will be while in your home office will determine your performance and hence the success of your business. If you want to make sure that you will be successful in your business, then ensure that the place you choose to work from is comfortable. You can't work from a place that is not comfortable and expect to succeed. For example, a quality office chair is important if you will be sitting a lot. Opt for a place where there are no distractions that would affect your concentration while doing your job.

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3. Proper Illumination
When designing your home office, don't forget that you will require sufficient light. You can consider locating your work space close to a window so as to allow in adequate natural light. You will need to acquire some other lighting options since natural light is only available during the day time.
Improper lighting can reduce your energy and lower your morale and in the long run impair your ability to work efficiently. If you decide to use overhead lights, then make sure that it's not directly above your monitor, as this might cast a glare. You may also consider adding light filtering or room darkening curtains to cut down on the glare while still letting some natural light into the space.

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4. Know Your Preferences
Different individuals have different preferences and hence you need to know what you actually need. Do you just need a quiet space away from your family with a computer and a phone? Or do you need more, such as storage space for files, or a work space for your creations? You need to first of all know the purpose of your home office. Knowing why you need the office will help you to design it properly. You will be able to determine the best style and color to incorporate in your office.

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5. Set Your Budget
When designing your new home office design layout, make sure that you put your budget into consideration. Avoid overspending on things like furniture, equipment and decor, as this might leave you without enough money to run your business. When purchasing your home office equipment, only go for what falls within your budget. You should however make sure that you don't purchase low-priced inferior equipment.
The above are some of the important things that you should pay attention to when designing your new home office layout.

About the Author:

Guest Blogger Eli TaylorEli Taylor who is part of the content & community outreach team at, is obsessed with interior design trends and how new technology influences design.



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