Location, location, location
Where exactly your home office is located is the first big decision to make. Usually, we’d advise that you take into consideration the nature of your work, and the other people you live with. For example, if you need peace, quiet and privacy, a dedicated study, loft conversion, or garage conversion is ideal. If, however, you need to multitask while working (keeping an eye on small children, perhaps), that’s not the best solution. Consider instead a workspace in or near your lounge or kitchen. If space is really at a premium, then even a spare bedroom corner will do. In the current climate especially, we all have to make the best of what we already have. So think creatively. Could you modify your guest room? Clear out the garage? Create a work zone in your living room? Is there space on your landing that could accommodate a computer desk and chair?