There are now more people than ever working from home in the UK. New laws regarding flexible working hours and office-based rulings that passed this week suggest that this figure will continue to rise.
If you are one of those benefitting from the new Government rulings and are planning of escaping the commute and the daily rat race, you may be in dire need of a fully equipped home office and pronto.
A well-stocked home office can help you retain the sense of professionalism and reduce the temptation of slumping in front of Jeremy Kyle all day whilst your workload stays decidedly undone. Here, we are offering advice on how to build your own home office for less than £500.
Sharp White & Grey Oak Desk with Storage – £139.99
This desk from FADS offers a comprehensive and spacious station for home office users with significant workspace and storage for printers and files. The white and grey exterior of the desk offers a timeless, minimalistic elegance. The subtle design allows it to fit seamlessly in any home office regardless of the décor of the room being repurposed.
LEVV Harvard OC5BB Executive Chair – £67.78
If you are going to be working hard in your home office for 8 hours a day, you’ll certainly want a comfortable chair to perch upon. This executive chair offers support and comfort throughout the working day. Additionally, one of the benefits of working alone from home is no one will be able to judge you whilst you spin gleefully on your rotating chair.
Lenovo A10 Laptop – £179.99
Lenovo are building a fierce reputation as a top laptop and home computer manufacturer. Offering high spec, durable and reliable computers on a budget; Lenovo have built up a fierce following of fans who have converted to the Chinese technology company making it the world’s largest personal computer vendor in 2013.
Laptops are preferable to desktop computers in the home offices of individuals who occasionally have to go out in the field or to meetings and need constant computer access.
HP Deskjet 2540 Wireless All-in-One Printer – £39.99
Unless you have gone green and no longer make printed copies, it is highly likely that you will need a reliable and officious printer. This all-in-one printer from technology giant Hewlett Packard is ideal for printing results and reports.
Photo Canvas Prints – £49.00
Whether you need to hang motivational messengers to keep you focussed on the job at hand or you want to add a personal touch to your office space with family pictures; a pair of photo canvas prints from Tesco can complete the aesthetics of a home office.
Ryman Langham Box File Foolscap Pack of 5 – £19.99
Keep yourself and your office space organised with box files. This will ensure that you always have important documents and reports at hand – vitally important for when you get a surprise call of visit from the boss.
Total Cost – £496.74
The remaining £3.26 can be invested in pens, pencils and paperclips. Or a pint of lager after a long day in your new home office.