• Your budget. 

Know exactly how much you are willing to spend in total. To ensure you do not go over your budget do a breakdown of each necessity. For instance, paint, tiles, furniture and so forth.


  • Location

Decide where the best location for your home office is. Choose an area that is quiet so you can concentrate, private and comfortable. Another factor to consider is the location of the room in relation to the sun rising.



  • Job profile

The design of your office should reflect your job profile and your personal style.



  • Office space.

Is this area only for your personal use?



Is the area going to be a shared?



Are you going to have meetings with clients here?



  • Layout

Select the best type of arrangement that utilizes your space.




  • Plan before purchasing anything.

Decide what is needed  to create an efficient work space and where it would be placed. Take measurements to prevent overlaps or a clustered space.




  • Equipment

Determine your technological needs and how they can best serve you.




  • Lighting

A key element is to have both natural and artificial light.

For more information  on the different kinds of  lighting and placement check our our article: How To select the perfect light fixture



  • Outlets

One of the most forgotten in planning is outlets. Moreover, well-placed outlets are important for hiding unsightly wires and cords.


  • Furniture.

In selecting your furniture, find pieces that are durable, comfortable and stylish.


  • Decor

Add small touches of decor; they make the world of difference.


  • Storage

Determine the longevity of the use of space as an office. If this is temporary consider file cabinets, if not built in storage is the best option.