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The Perfect Work/Home Combination

by Kuhrich on Thursday, October 30, 2014

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The web has changed quite a bit about how we live our lives, from putting us into contact with the people in our lives on a more constant basis to providing basically the entirety of the world’s knowledge right at our fingertips. Indeed, it has revolutionized our way of life in ways that we can’t yet truly comprehend, but some ways are very practically obvious, such as the increase in working from home across industries. This has necessitated a change in the way we live in our homes as well.

Making Your Own Space

Working from home means providing a space for yourself that will allow you to effectively and efficiently complete your work. You could just work in the kitchen, in the living room, on the porch, or even in bed, but all of that presents its own problems, from being in the hustle-and-bustle of the home to being tempted to relax and laze about; either way, you are easily distracted or simply don’t get the work you need to get done, well, done.

That’s why so many homes are being built with a first-floor study these days. Connected to the first floor by an easy entrance, these studies provide a private, large space for you to store work materials and files in, to work in a quiet and private manner, and to network any work activities through. Meetings can be held in your study, you can keep any fragile or sensitive documents or technology in your office, and additionally, you can create a side entrance so that you can keep your work life and home life as separate as possible.

Finding Balance

Essentially, you still want to maintain that balance between work and home life; blurring the lines between the two, as working from home often does, means you have to make an extra effort to really create a distinction between those two spheres of your life. A home office is the perfect way to do this, as you will work at home even as you have the privacy and “mental work space” of the office. It’s the perfect combination, and one you should consider!

+Ken Uhrich is lead Estimator and Purchaser at Custom Home Group, a Design/Build company, located in Lancaster County, PA. You can follow Ken on Twitter: @kuhrich Or visit his company website: www.customhomegroup.com