29 Jul O is for… Office
If you’re in need of a bit of extra space in your home, you may well be considering the prospect of converting your unused loft. There has been a rise recently in the number of people who now work from home. Whether it’s to improve your work/life balance or simply to allow you to juggle your working life around looking after small children, you’ll need to set up a working space. It can be hard to motivate yourself to work when you’re in the comfort of your own home, and it’s this reason that makes converting your loft into a home office such a good idea. As such, today’s post will focus on converting a loft into an office.
Before any work can be started on the house, you’ll need to enquire about planning permission. The majority of loft conversions do not require any prior permission to be granted. However, if your house is a listed building or you live in a conservation area, you will definitely have to secure planning permission to be able to convert your loft.
Plan your space
There’s another kind of planning that’s imperative too. You’ll have to plan out your available space to make sure that every nook and cranny is used to its best potential. It doesn’t matter how big or small the completed project is. After all, for a home office, the main components you will require are a desk, computer and chair. It’s once you’ve considered the basics that you can start to be a little more imaginative with the space.
Okay so you know what furniture you require, but how about going one step further? You could think about soundproofing the walls to help give you some extra privacy and thinking space, which can be a godsend when you’re working on something important that requires a lot of concentration. You may also wish to create your own little haven. After all, who said that your work space had to be dull? It’s your home to do with what you like. Show off your personality with your own wall art and decorative trimmings. If you want to make the whole room pink, then go ahead. Studies have shown that if we’re happy in the space we work that we will be more productive.
Remember that business does not mix with pleasure
One thing to bear in mind, however, is not to kit your home office out with too many distractions. You are there to work. That’s the great thing about creating your office in the loft – it makes it a little more separated from the rest of the house, so you’ll be more in the frame of mind to work rather than become distracted by everything else in your home.
Call the professionals
Converting your loft into a home office sounds like a good idea doesn’t it? Well if this is for you, why not call Econoloft – we’ve got 40 years’ experience under our belts. Check out our gallery for design inspiration and our client testimonials will boost our credentials further.
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