While selecting a new office design, remember ergonomics including air quality should be incorporated in any home office interior design. Spend extra time while sketching a floor plan and showing all lighting, electrical and network outlets plus phone lines. Then gather some home office decorating ideas from the net or magazines. A short list of home office furniture and essential elements is listed below for your convenience.
Organizers should be used in most office designs. Decorating should include labeling by sections with wicker or other storage baskets. A portable work cart, like a dessert cart, comes in handy. Some other elements to lay out include shelving, plus hangers and coat-rack for a training area in an alcove or an addition to the main home office area for employees and client waiting area. During the design process, it is a good idea to approve an area in your home to work from with other family members. Pick an area so that you're not going to be integrating work with family issues because it will be hard to focus on business and clients with kids and pets running through your office.
When you are self-employed, tax deductions are benefits.This will add up to being a lot of money over the life of your mortgage. It is best to find a CPA to help understand what can qualify for a tax deduction. When you use your office for business purposes, your computer, telephone including a cell phone and all of your office maintenance plus supply expenses can be written off as business expenses. As some final tax deduction advantages you can enjoy adding your personal style touches of your occupation, hobbies or interests to your new home office like you can paint or paper the walls and carpet the floors, put up your choice of curtains plus a radio and television but you must keep all receipts for your CPA and the tax collector.