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What Do I Need To Work From Home?

Being made to work at home during the lockdown certainly has its pros and cons; Goodbye, morning commute, hello to sharing your desk space with homeschooling.

Many people have been reassessing their homes and the space they have during the coronavirus, and as lockdown measures are slowly being eased, it is likely that remote and home working will become much more common in the post-pandemic reality. While there are many reasons to consider an extension to your home, a dedicated home office is an excellent reason.

We have a look at some work-from-home office options.

Temporary office

If you will only be working at home for a short time, you won’t need much in the way of extra equipment. If you have your own laptop, you will only need an external USB keyboard and mouse, and you may already have those.

Laptops have bad ergonomics so you should not use them for sustained periods of work. You can solve this problem by making your laptop work as a desktop, by putting it on a commercial riser or a pile of books and plugging in an external keyboard and mouse. Your eyebrows should be roughly level with the top of the screen, so you can work without slouching.

Permanent office

The best way to be able to work from home is to have a proper office set up in a spare room, loft conversion, extension, or even the garden shed. It might be worth finding a ‘keep out’ or ‘on-air’ sign to keep family out when you’re busy.

Having dedicated office space means you can have a proper desk, an adjustable office chair, one or more large monitors and a desktop PC that will deliver more power than a laptop for less cost. It will be more convenient for video conferencing with work colleagues and give you a sense of peace needed to be productive.

Should remote and home working become a more permanent feature in your work life during and after the lockdown, then consider residential architects in Glasgow to build the perfect home office.

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