According recent statics released by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, 59% of SME’s run from a residential address in the UK, with Yorkshire Office Group also noticing a large increase in home offices throughout the region.
So with home offices clearly on the rise, how do you create that perfect workplace just steps away from your kitchen? Well the sales team at Yorkshire Office Group have prepared this helpful list to set you off in the right direction:
Any Yorkshire business should think carefully when it comes to choosing the right location for their office, but with home offices this task can become more difficult, generally because you are surrounded by everyday distractions. Therefore we strongly recommend that you chose a location that is as far away from communal living spaces as possible.
At present, home offices are extremely popular in garages and even sheds – with the ‘shoffice’ becoming a new trend in and around Yorkshire. Although make sure that you install a router for internet and heating for the winter months if a shed is your preferred option!
If there is anything we know about here at Yorkshire Office Group its office furniture. We specialise in quality furniture options from office chairs, office storage and office desks, providing a bespoke option for business owners that need specific sized furniture.
You will obviously need a desk, chair and storage space for your home office, but if you’re putting in long hours, you’re going to need to be comfortable. Luckily, we stock an extensive range of seating to help employers stay comfortable and avoid back pain when sat for a long period of time, these include 24-hour seating and orthopaedic chairs.
Finally, you are going to need some technology gadgets to stay connected to the outside world. Aside from a smartphone, we have prepared the below checklist to help you along the way:
- Either a desktop or laptop
- Tablet to showcase work to clients
- Fast broadband
- Printer and scanner
Yorkshire Office Group is a Wakefield based office furniture provider helping an extensive range of businesses across the Wakefield, Leeds, and Huddersfield area. For more information get in touch with our sales team on 01924 88 88 00.