I am not quite so sure I am so amenable anymore to the idea of having the house as an office at the same time. In the new place where we just moved to now looked like a cramped cage with not much space to move around. Imagine having to compete for space with the girls with all their whining and raised voices. I almost feel desperate already that I am beginning to entertain the idea of moving my office to a backyard studio, but I have no idea whether it will work
According to the latest survey published in Understanding Micro Business, 2008 survey showed that 69% of the people work home based. But there is no clear indications just what part of the house are they having as their office.
During weekends I even try to look for backyard studios or cubby houses just to weigh my options and to see if it suits my taste if ever indeed I’ll turn it into an office. I even take the liberty of trying to paint a picture in my mind of how exactly it will look like; complete with all utilities of comfort and entertainment. I even began adding details to my imaginary picture. I have already decided what kind of style it will take after, the cladding material, flooring materials among other things. All the more, I found out that backyard studios are not as expensive as I thought it would be, and as I began contemplating on these things, some questions emerged from my consciousness, like:
• Is it really worth to separate my office from home?
• Will it bring comfort or the other way around?
• Will things run differently from before?
• Will I enjoy the change?
• Will I be able to see the benefits rather than the shortcomings?
I’m quite sure there are a number of choices other than backyard studios. The choices just seem so endless where the options could be as tamed as the usual cubicle of a normal job and could also be as exciting as on the porch of a beachfront house.
I will really appreciate your input. Please let me hear your story especially if you have gone through the phases of working in a cramped space shared by your loved ones and if your office is somehow a little unusual. Your ideas will really help me see things in an entirely new perspective. I look forward to hearing from you soon.