2.8 million French people have opted for self-employed status. Web designer, graphic designer, web editor... The explosion of digital professions is changing the game. Why spend an hour in public transport when you can work in the comfort of your own home? Working from home has many advantages such as reduced costs and better care for your children. However, it is still necessary to take care to set up a dedicated corner. Just because you work from home doesn't mean you don't need an office.
1/ Choosing the location of the officeNotsurprisingly, proximity to living areas (kitchen, living room, playroom) is to be avoided.
Your office is the place at home where you put on your professional suit. The best solution is to transform an empty room or an annex. Basement, garage and outbuilding lend themselves very well to this exercise. For those who don't have enough square metres, the attic and the under-stairs can be converted.
2/ Determining the surface area requiredPurelyadministrative activities such as secretarial work only require a surface area of 5 m
2.As long as you can slide in a table, computer, chair and storage space, it's done! professions requiring the possession of many documents will require a minimum of 8 m
2.As a lawyer, you need space to archive files and store compromising elements, and finally, architects and other creative craftsmen will be comfortable in an area of at least 10 m
3/ Optimising storage spaceEverynook and cranny must be exploited to the fullest. Mix open cupboards and closed drawers for more ergonomics. To avoid unnecessary movements, place the elements you use frequently within easy reach.
Nowadays, it is possible to find modular storage units in large areas. Today, it is possible to find modular storage units in large areas.
4/ Choosing quality furnitureYouwill spend several hours a day at your workstation. Keep away from dining room furniture that will fold you in 4 at the end of the day. The element not to be neglected is the office chair. A cheap or inappropriate model will send you to the osteopath in less than 2 minutes. To take one is to make rhyme elegance and practicality.
5/ Look for lightNaturalor artificial, light must be present in your work space.
As much as possible, give priority to sunlight and well-ventilated areas, and incorporate different sources of light to preserve your sight. Ceiling lights and fixtures will allow you to see clearly at night. And of course, don't forget the essential desk lamp.