Setting Up the Perfect Home Office

The concept of working from home isn’t exactly new, but it has certainly become drastically more popular since COVID-19 has started wreaking havoc in our lives. Something that started out of necessity, due to national lockdowns, has now become desirable, as both companies and their staff have realised it can lead to huge cost savings, in terms of things like office rent and travel.


So, if you now work from home, either temporarily, part time or for the foreseeable future, you may have had to adapt your home in some way to accommodate a home office. We’re not all lucky enough to live in a mansion with a room dedicate to working from home, so you’ll have to get creative with the space you do have. Perhaps you could convert a garden shed or renovate your under-stair cupboard.

Having a comfortable chair and appropriate desk are crucial for your productivity. They both need to be a suitable height so that you aren’t stretching your arms and wrists in a strange angle, or hunching over, as this can only lead to aches and pains.

As well as the furniture, you’ll also need to consider what type of tech you might need in your home office. It’s likely that your employer will be able to support you with this, especially if it’s necessary for your job. You probably already have a computer, but what about things like a work phone and a multifunctional printer, that prints, scans and photocopies? COS Sales offer photocopier leasing in London, this is a great option if your business requires a photocopier!

You should also consider the lighting in your home office. Natural light is desirable, but if not a lamp or overhead light will do. However, you don’t want the overhead light to be directly above your desk, because this will cause glare and shadowing. If your desk is lacking space and you don’t want to invest in a big, chunk lamp, a clip-on lamp might be the better option. Without adequate lighting, you may end up suffering from eye strain and headaches, and therefore limited motivation.

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