How to set up a freelance working zone to let him create without digressing to endless household cares?
It’s extremely popular today to be a freelance and work at home. There are a lot of advantages: you don’t need to iron your shirt everyday, compete for a free place on the tube and be afraid of being late for the morning meeting. But every freelance knows that it’s not easy to sit down to work at home. That’s why a comfortable office encouraging to work is very important for him.
It doesn’t matter where your office will be – in a separate room or in your bedroom. The main thing is to place your working table correctly.
The most widespread variant is to place the table against the wall. Sometimes it is the only possible way of furniture arrangement. But not always.
To place the table transversely to the wall is a good solution. This will allow using it by two persons and the table will divide the space into zones. For instance, a living room on one side and a working zone on the other side.
You can also place the table angularly. It will cut the corner, won’t block up the space and will separate the working zone from the common area.
Put shelves with working facilities behind your back. You’ll be able to watch kids or see the clients from this place. In case if you wish to concentrate just turn your chair to the window.
It’s good to place your mini-office in a bay. For instance, on loggia connected with the living room. This will allow you concentrating on work and your working corner will be separated from the living zone.
It’s great if there is a wonderful view behind the window. This will help you relax and switch your attention for a while. Because the most common freelance’s problem is weariness of eyes.
But what should you do if there is no place and opportunity for a home office?
Then use the window area. Put your computer on the window-sill, shut the windows with thick blinds to protect you from the bright sun.
Or you can use a narrow counter top instead of the table. Fix shelves to it to store pens, paper, cords and head-phones. Install a sliding shelf for a keyboard.
There are a lot of advantages in this kind of the working area. It’s simpler to find place for a narrow table and you can place it in the living room or in the kitchen.
In the bedroom combine your working place with a dresser. Mirror can serve as a table cover or can be removable. Put a couple of cabinets under the table to store cosmetics and your working facilities.
We recommend you to keep your home office in good order and clean. Wipe the dust off the surfaces regularly, put things on their places and pay special attention to the opened shelves.
Chair is perhaps the most important detail of your working space. It is a piece of decor that stronly influences both effectiveness of your work and your health.
Flowers in stylish pots will make your home office cozy and moisten air as well. And don’t forget about additional lighting of the working area. Floor lamp, table lamp or sconce will perform more than a decorative function.