Debra Arcamonte
Coldwell Banker Realty

How the Right Home Office Supports Your

Your workspace can have a major impact on your productivity and success. If you are an entrepreneur starting a new home business, the long-term success of your company could be significantly affected by how you set up your home office. As you think about where you will live, the opportunity to create a success-enhancing workspace should be a top priority.

 1.  Noise Isolation

Homes can be noisy places, especially if you have a family occupying the space with you. Therefore, selecting a relatively isolated room for your office is a good idea. Some entrepreneurs choose to convert their garages into offices. Others build annexes to get some peace and quiet. However, simply finding a home with a well-positioned office should be more than enough for most entrepreneurs.

 2.  Organization

Knowing where to find your files is one of the most important aspects of a well-sorted workspace. When you are planning out your home office, think about how you like to stay organized. If you are someone who struggles with this, look for creative solutions that you will be able to easily adhere to. The key to organization is avoiding falling behind.

3.  Dedicated Space

One of the most valuable aspects of having the right home office is that it is a dedicated space for working. This means that you will have an easier time focusing. Simply stepping into that space will help you to get into the zone. Better yet, there are tax advantages to having a space that you use exclusively for running your home business.

 4.  Easy Access to Tools and Files

Depending on what type of business you are running, you may need to have fast and easy access to various tools to stay productive. Even if your business can be run from your computer, you likely need to have your files and records within easy reach. Having the wrong workspace may mean that you have to keep your tools and files in another area. You may simply want to have the most important items within an arm’s reach of your desk. The right workspace will help you put everything where you want it to be.

5.   Custom Fit to Your Needs

When forming your company, you probably thought carefully about the entity type that would support your specific goals. For example, you may have chosen a limited liability company for its legal protections and tax advantages. You may also have chosen to file the paperwork yourself if you don’t have the budget for a fancy lawyer. In a similar way, as you choose your office, you should be thinking about your unique needs and circumstances.

 If you are someone who likes to brainstorm on a whiteboard, make sure your office has space for that. Alternatively, you may consider some built-in cabinets for the organizational system. When you plan your office from the ground up, you can custom fit it to your needs.

 Finding the Right Home and Home Office

Fortunately, you can ensure that you will have the right home office by finding or building the right home. This process starts with setting a budget. You may be able to get help from the SBA, depending on the nature of your business. Of course, a standard mortgage is the most reliable way to buy a new home.

Next, spend some time searching for the right home in your area. As you look, think about the above advantages. You will want to find a home that supports those benefits at the right price for your budget.

 Get Help With Your Real Estate Search

Working with a good Realtor can help you to get everything you want from a home at a price you can afford. Debra Arcamonte can help you with your search if you are in the St. Petersburg/Tampa area. Learn more today.

When you’re working from home, having a dedicated space can help you stay productive and on top of your game. Sometimes, however, this may require you to find a completely new home that suits your needs. Whatever you decide to do, make sure that your workspace is comfortable and distraction-free. You want to succeed, and your home office can help you achieve your goals.

 

Guest article contributed by Suzie Wilson, owner of Happier Home.