Buying an office is a tasking and stressful job. This is especially so for women in business as some of them might have kids and a home to look after. Buying an office only adds to their numerous responsibilities. However, what if you could just set up your own office at home? No lease or rent charges and most importantly, your kids are just in the next room, hence not compromising on your duties as a mom. Wouldn’t this be great?
As simple as it sounds, there may still be things that a mom will need to think through. Where will the space be put? How will it be filled? What will be the cost of creating the office space? The questions are endless, but on the bright side, finding their solutions will not be as stressful as purchasing or leasing an office space somewhere else.
When you talk of a home office, most people fantasize of a well-furnished office that is an extension to a home. However, this is not the case as most moms do not adequate disposable income to make this into a reality. Furthermore, if you are living in an apartment or small home, getting enough space for such a venture might prove to be very tricky. So, the big question arises, where can I put an office in my home?
The closet is a good place to begin. Yes, the closet. It is not uncommon for work-at-home moms to turn their spare closets into home offices. It is simple and quite affordable. Custom make the desk to allow it to fit into the space. A small filing cabinet may also be added. Doing this will certainly give you more decorative freedom.
A family room or bedroom corner is also another popular option. As a mom, you can buy a corner desk and paint the space a color that suits you. You may also visit your local home improvement store and purchase molding that will be used to frame the corner. Surprisingly, apart from serving as an office, the area will also look elegant to your guests.
The guest room is a perfect location for a home office. You can set up your space either in on one of the corners in your guest room or the guest room closet. Try and think of how many times in a year you use the guest room. You might be surprised to find the count does not go beyond one hand. Add shelves onto one of the walls and bring a small desk without forgetting to include a filing cabinet. This will allow guests to have a desk that they can use during their visit while also allowing you to have your own office space. Why keep the room closed when it can be a great asset in your business?
For any woman in business, an office is an essential part of her activities. Instead of looking for an office space to buy, kill 2 birds with one stone by setting up an office in your garage, attic, or even shed. As a mom, building your own business brand is important but your family should also not be neglected.