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    I am always wondering how home offices are like?

    Do you have home office? Or just a usual room with computer and stuffs in it, just like a regular bedroom, with bed and computer in it?

    Is yours the entire room a home office?

    Or just a corner of the room that is a home office?

    I am thinking of setting up an office in an extra room.

    Advice please.

    #1169

    tlopez87
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    Well, Kelvin, my home office is a jumble of sorts. My desk and equipment sits at one end of a long room, and a “den” exists at the other end, complete with couch, TV, and stereo.

    However, the other end of the room doesn’t get much use – I spend most of my time in my office chair using the computer. My back is to the TV, so it is hard to watch from where I sit… lol.

    Basically my thoughts are this:
    1) you want your office to be comfortable, but not so comfortable that you end up relaxing if you should be working.
    2) if you work well with a bit of noise in the background (like I do), then a radio or a small TV could be placed in the room – just don’t spend too much time watching it… 🙂
    3) make sure that your family understands that the office is your work space. My son tends to drift out here in my office and play or just roam around – he forgets that I’m working sometimes.

    I’m sure that you will find a set up that works for you. Good luck!

    #1170

    talfighel
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    Hi Kevin,

    Well my home office is really my room. I have a regular table. My computer is on it and a printer. I have a lot of papers on the table which I need to clean because it is really starting to have a lot of dust.

    If you have enough space in your room then you can set up an office there. It does not have to be any fancy shmency office.

    #1172

    jogger1949
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    My home office is a spare room I share it with the wife..she has one corner and I have the other but its big…:)

    #1174

    sammy
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    my office is a corner of my dinning room lol.

    #1173

    jogger1949
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    My office is down the back of the house..we have three bedrooms and made one of them into the office..it all looks pretty cool actually..I bet yours does too. 😉

    #1175

    franke1
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    A home office is normally – a desk , a chair and a filing cabinet !!
    But it is our corner and hopefully the most profitable part of our homes.

    #1176

    CNBFlowers
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    At one time I had a home office that was a seperate room from the rest of the house. However, I find that I am more productive when I am not off in a secluded area, so I am usually working on my laptop in the dining room or living room.

    I am home by myself alot, so this works for me, and if someone stops by, I generally keep working while we chat. 😀

    When my husband is home, we are able to spend time together still even if I am working, because my “office” is portable. :p

    #1178

    melindaf
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    It is my opinion you need a seperate area for your home office. This is your business and not a hobby…at least i hope. I feel everyone needs to treat this as THEIR career and for me, a home office is a must.

    #1177

    flaw101
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    My office consists of a laptop and a lazyboy.

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    #1180

    davidgarcia425
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    Hi, Depending on your buisness you may need an entire room or just a corner. My advice is the more room the better. I have papers i like to file for future references. Like people i have talked to, i write down everything name,phone,where there from, what they do now for a career. I try to get very personal with them because for me its important to sell yourself first not just what your selling ect. So i need alot of room, base the space you need by what you are going to do with it i guess im saying.:cool:

    #1181

    piyush
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    a PC, few chairs and lots of books.
    This is what my home office contains.

    #1179

    rosenino
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    I took one of our extra spare bedrooms and turned it into my office. I love it! 😉

    #1171

    sue311
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    I had a separate room for my office, but decided to turn it into my living room. I realized I could get a tax write off for it, but then someone told me when I do decide to sell my house, I may have to pay it back or the amount is deducted…something like that. I did not research it further as I had already decided to use it for my living room.

    So, I simply moved my desk/computer into my family room and I work from there.

    #1183

    Travel Mom
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    My home office was a small part of my dining room, but as my business has grown, it has taken over my dining room!:mad: The goal is to add on once my business has paid off all other bills!:D I can’t wait!!!

    Julie Nelson

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