So, how’s your Phase I been so far? For some, WFH might be a temporary situation, but for others, it might turn into a permanent or semi-permanent arrangement. Experts have predicted that, moving forward, as we learn how to live with and mitigate the worst of the pandemic, employers are considering more flexible working hours and locations for their employees. Many business owners have also discovered the benefits of WFH, and would likely retain the arrangement beyond the recovery phases. So it’s high time you create a more permanent, conducive home office.
And it’s simpler than you’d think. Fundamentally, outside of the electronics and wi-fi connection, a home office needs just three elements: a working surface, a comfy chair, and good lighting – other elements are optional. Needless to say, these three essential elements must be designed ergonomically to promote a healthy working condition. We’ve curated some great finds to fit every budget. Let’s start with $50.
$50: The Budget Warrior
Yes, it is possible to build a home office with a $50 budget – we need only look back to our school days, when space and cash flow were modest. And get creative, your budget home office can borrow its elements from other rooms too! Then you can decide which element to prioritise.