It is possible to have a professional atmosphere even in a home office. Here are four tips to help you create a home office worthy of a professional enterprise!
Your work area must let you concentrate on your files, far from your washing dishes or the last load of laundry. Therefore, it's imperative not to spread your office all over the house and to place it in a specific area, wether it is in the basement, in a separate room or carefully situated in the living room.
Lighting, lighting, lighting! For many years, studies have clearly shown the benefits of natural lighting on concentration. Avoid unlit offices, under-stair areas or one-light-bulb walk-in closets. Make sure to vary the lighting sources in your work space: choose a table lamp or suspended lighting that will effectively light your entire work table. Opt for LED lamps (easy to install) or for T8 and T5 fluorescent lamps (good investment).
Think of installing effective and functional office furniture, accompanied by multiple storage spaces. Stay away from those delightful small glass tables that you saw in a boutique. First of all, your computer's mouse will not work on this material, and you will constantly see all the wires and wastebasket under the glass surface. Before buying your furniture on a whim, always evaluate the available space and what your needs are.
Position your work table so that you can greet your clients upon their entry into your office. Make sure you have chairs for your visitors and a table within reach to allow you to work with them if necessary. Also, clean up your work space. Your clients must feel like they are entering a professional's office environment!
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