Your office space will depend on your desired work environment, floor plan, and business needs. Some people need peace and quiet, and choose a room away from the kitchen and living rooms, while a work at home mom might want to be able to supervise children from her desk. A garage apartment or an in-law suite with a separate entrance may work best for a business owner.
Designing your home office is as important as choosing the right space in your new home. Consider what kind of lighting works best for you. Your furniture is another consideration. Will you have a traditional office with a desk, or would you rather have an armoire that allows you to close up your workspace in a guest room? Paint colors or wallpaper can also set the tone for your work environment.
Working from home can allow you to spend more time with your family and less time in traffic. There could be tax benefits as well. Talk to your CPA about regulations regarding deducting part of your house payment and utilities.
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