Those who own their own small business or have occupations that enable them to work remotely can benefit greatly from the addition of office space in their homes. Unused bedrooms can provide the space needed, and home improvement lending or home loan refinancing can find the funds necessary for making the update.
As creating a home office may be the first modification first time home buyers make to their property, many need to consider the multiple aspects involved in the process.
Adequate electrical outlets
Most modern homes boast numerous electrical outlets, but houses built more than 10 years ago typically don’t afford homeowners with the electrical system layouts needed to power the many devices and technology commonly used today. Working with a certified electrician can help individuals find increased opportunities to power computers, printers, fax machines, telephones and other items.
Appropriate lighting schemes
Windows are an excellent source of natural light during the daytime, but if a business professional finds themselves doing a considerable amount of work after sunset, adequate lighting should be added to the space. This can be as simple as a desk lamp – but overhead, recessed lighting can maximize the amount of light given without taking up any work space.
Noise-reducing floors, walls
If a homeowner often uses a speaker phone to communicate with colleagues, or regularly needs to review audio files, including sound-controlling materials to reduce the amount of noise experienced by fellow inhabitants (and neighbors). While carpet flooring can absorb a considerable amount of sound, is may quickly become dirty and house dust and dirt. Cork flooring is both comfortable, environmentally-friendly and effective at absorbing sound. Adding panels on the wall or curtains on window treatments can also reduce the amount of noise emitted.
Efficient, organized storage solutions
If a homeowner regularly works from the residential office, a considerable amount of paperwork may be generated and need to be appropriately filed away. In addition to purchasing freestanding cabinets, shelving units can be built into a wall. This option can increase the amount of available work space the room boasts, while also allowing the homeowner to keep all of their pertinent business documents in one area.
Improving your home value is a great way to get the most out of your investment if you ever decide to put your property on the market. Refinancing your home loan with Freedom Mortgage is just one way to free up some extra cash to make those much needed changes to your home.
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