How to Transform Your Home for Personal and Business Use
Running a business from home means juggling your work and personal responsibilities under the same roof. If you don’t have a dedicated workspace at home, you’re lacking the boundary between your personal and professional life that can help you stay focused on the task at hand. Building a dedicated space prevents household distractions from impeding your work, while at the same time preventing your business from spilling into your family life. With all this in mind, Adams Home Solutions offers the following ideas to consider:
Upsize Your Space
What is your current workspace like? Working in a cramped corner of the living room or your kitchen table will not help your productivity. You need a bright, spacious, and private space where you can focus and plug away at your business projects. If you just don’t have room for a dedicated office, it might be time to sell that too-small home and upsize into a house that better fits your growing business.
When it comes to hunting for a new home, look for a house with a bonus room that will perform well as your new workspace. Ideally, this room would be far away from your living room and kitchen, so you won’t be distracted during your workday.
Opt for a room with a window over a dimly lit den. As New Day Office explains, natural light will do wonders for your mood and energy levels! Just don’t forget to check the view outside. If your home office overlooks a busy street, a community park, or a neighbor’s backyard, you may find yourself even more distracted in your new space. If all else fails, a pair of sheer curtains might be your best compromise in an otherwise ideal home.
Navigating Your Budget
Finding that perfect property can be a challenge if you’re watching your pennies, but there are a couple of key ways to ease the search. First and foremost, it’s imperative to work with a knowledgeable and experienced real estate agency like Adams Home Solutions who can find you a home that suits your needs and fully understands the local market.
Also, go into your search with a good idea of what you can afford and how realistic your expectations are. Getting pre-approved for a home loan shows sellers you’re serious about your search, and it gives you a good idea of what you can afford. Then do a quick search of the area you’re considering. You can examine photos and prices of properties to get a feel for what to expect.
Keep in mind zoning restrictions as well as residential business and license requirements as you search for a new home. And if you still haven’t formed your Kentucky LLC, now is the time to do so. It will be one less thing to worry about with your pending move.
Work with What You Have
If buying a new home isn’t in the cards for you right now, see what you can do with your existing property. Do you have a garage or basement that’s just housing old kids’ toys and seasonal decorations? Put this space to better use by transforming it into a home office! All you have to do is clean out the clutter, and you can start making renovations.
Backyard sheds also make great home office spaces! Of course, you may need to make a few modifications to transform your shed into a suitable workspace. Consider hiring a professional to wire your shed, insulating the walls and ceiling, and applying epoxy to seal the floor. Price out each aspect of your project so that, just like with house shopping, you’re managing your expectations.
Plan Your Office Layout
When it’s finally time to start purchasing furniture and organizing your home office, think carefully about layout to ensure your office will easily accommodate your work. You may need a desk for computer work and another table in the room for packing products to ship. Establishing designated areas for specific tasks can help you work more productively!
Running a business from home brings unique challenges. Take the time to plan and design the perfect home workspace so you can spend more time plugging away at productive projects and less time feeling frustrated by household distractions. And remember if it’s time to upsize, Adams Home Solutions can help!