We’re always on the look out for neat furniture ideas, so it was fortuitous that we managed to find a bunch all in one place: 20 Home Furnishings That Are Borderline Magic. While some of these seem less like borderline magic and more like unnecessary extravagance, they’re still fun to look at. But really, how many problems do you think you’re going to solve by combining a chair with a stove?
When you’re looking for cheap furniture there are more things to consider besides price. Things such as quality, its look and a number of other features. Of course, what I am talking about is value. We wrote an article on several points to consider when shopping for cheap furniture for your home and it’s chock full of helpful information. It’s titled:
Buying Furniture: Cheap Options to Consider. Take a look!
Working from home is becoming increasingly popular nowadays. People see it as a way to replace mundane offices with a familiar and cozy atmosphere of their home. A home office can start off with just a laptop and a sofa, which can then gradually be replaced by newer, more expensive furniture and equipment.
However, not everyone has the room, means and the budget to go all in and invest an arm and a leg while setting up their workplace, and there’s also no need to do things the usual way. Here are a few tips on how you can save money and still have a well functioning and comfortable home office.
Carefully use the space you have
It’s not necessary to redo an entire room in order to have an enjoyable working environment, and not every office has to start from scratch. Be aware of the space your home has to offer, and use it to the fullest. Some people prefer to be entirely isolated from the rest of the household when working, so they choose to convert their basement or attic into an office. Also, consider separating a part of a larger room with a screen and claim that as your new office.
Green is the way to go
There are good ways to save both your money and the environment at the same time. You should consider buying smaller computers, phone chargers and lights that save energy. Also try and recycle paper and turn off all the equipment when you are not using it. As far as lights are concerned it is both environmentally friendly and cheaper in the long run to use LED lights instead of the regular incandescent bulb: LED bulbs can last around 20 times longer than the incandescent ones.
Don’t be afraid of a bargain
The internet and the local paper are filled with possibilities for a good purchase, if you’re ready to look for it. Don’t be shy to check out a garage sale or a second-hand store. Just because it is not new it doesn’t mean that it is broken or ugly. Some people just get tired of their stuff, or decide to upgrade. This is you chance for you to find great furniture that can give your office a more sophisticated look for half the price. Hotel liquidators also sell fantastic furniture you probably could not afford otherwise. Electronic stores often offer some nice discounts, so make sure to check them out regularly, especially in time for holidays.
Do it yourself
When I say this I actually mean two things. First of all, make yourself familiar with all the equipment that you need, so that when a problem arises you can fix it yourself without calling a professional. Secondly, a lot of office furniture comes in do-it-yourself kits. Make sure you have all the parts, screws and latches and spend a quiet afternoon assembling you new office furniture.
By using a simple USB hub, you can route all of your USB devices (mouse, keyboard, printer, card reader) to one place, and then connect them through just one line to your laptop. This way you will eliminate a mess of cords on the side of your laptop or computer without having to go wireless. Use a binder clip to keep your speakers and power cables in order.
With a little courage and ingenuity you can set up a great home office and not spend more than you can afford. What are some of your ideas for setting up a home office on a budget?
Miles Newman is a home improvement and DIY geek, writer and blogger. He’s currently writing for ROF, Australia’s most popular online office funiture store. When he’s not writing, he spends his time relaxing with a cup of fine tea and a good, old-fashioned book. The easiest way to say hi to Miles is through his Google+ page.
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