Saturday, December 19, 2020

Home Office Solutions: How to Set Up an Efficient Workspace Anywhere in Your House


Home Office Solutions is a tutorial and style guide to "finding" and best utilizing space to makeover for work tasks. Released 3rd Nov 2020 by Fox Chapel on their Creative Homeowner imprint, it's 128 pages and available in paperback and ebook formats.

The pandemic and world economic situation have forced people to redefine the way we work. For many of us, that includes some form of working from home. The necessity of finding/creating a home based work space has never been more necessary or desirable. This book offers logical and usable ideas for carving out and creating a space for work at home based on the individual reader's needs.

The book has a logical and accessible layout. The introduction includes a discussion of the benefits of good planning, and how to achieve a productive, efficient, and ergonomic work space. There are numerous attractive photos in the inspiration gallery as well as scattered throughout the book. 

The first section covers the basics: finding a space to use, options and considerations before starting and some general background. The second chapter includes good ideas for floor plans, desk layouts, technology checklist as well as furniture needs, color/design, and some ways to make the space your own. The last (shorter) section of the book includes some tips for more efficient ways to work from home, meetings, interruptions (kids), a very short general discussion of potential tax advantages to explore, security, and programs. 

The book also includes an abbreviated resource/links list and an index. 

Five stars. Well written and useful. There's a lot of inspiration contained here. Numerous clear, attractive photos throughout. This would make a timely addition to the home library, public library, or resource groups.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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