I am really into my home office project, am I not? 3 consecutive blog posts about converting my guest room into a home office. This blog post is quite important to me because I intend to replace my door handle with one of those beautifully polished lever handles. As you can observe from the picture below, you will notice a drastic difference. Isn’t it much nicer and more like an office?
I spoked to my wife about this idea and she said I was petty. Petty? Me? Absolutely not. Imagine the drastic change from a homely door to a professional, modern and designer-ish door. I believe this change is definitely going to be worth the money. Clients (if they visit my home office) would also appreciate the difference as it will demonstrate that I serious about my work and vocation. Don’t you think so?
Oh boy! Since I decided to start building a home office, I did not realise that I had plenty of furnitures and fittings to move around the house in order to make way for a proper office setup. Everything is a mess right now — I would gladly pay an interior designer to do up my home decor and home office to relieve me of all the mental anguish.
First, it was the sofa bed in the guest room. I have no idea where I should chuck this piece of furniture. Next are 2 huge bookshelf that probably have books dating back to 20 years ago. I guess the bookshelves can stay to make my home office look more like an office.
All the curtains would have to go and I’ll probably repaint the room colour from the current green to white. Enough of planning and day dreaming. First, to dispose off the sofa bed.
My kids are wearing me down; screaming, shouting and getting on everybody’s nerves. I think it’s their way of seeking attention. When I start working on my computer, my kids will crowd around me and demand to play with the mouse, play online games or simply request to sit on my lap. More often than not, they will conquer my desktop within 3 minutes and so, daddy’s got no access to the computer, Internet or work.
Now, I work a lot at home. I’m practically on my computer 18 hours a day for my day job as well as for my hobby in webmastering. I need to have my own space where kids cannot get access to me. Therefore, I’ve decided to build me a home office. I’ll convert one of my guest rooms to be my office. It’s a grand plan and I believe it’s going to cost me some money but it’s all worth it. The below below inspires my idea of a home office.
For the room, I’m contemplating whether to install air-conditioning or one of those Matthews Gerbar ceiling fans for ventilation. I will have timber floors since walking on them are very comfortable (try them if you have not). I will reuse my tables and chair while my equipment is all ready. I’ve got my desktop CPU with flat panel LCD screen, the wireless keyboard and mouse from DELL, UPS from Merlin Gerin and my speakers from Altec Lansing.
I hope to complete my home office project within a month and hopefully I can share a picture of the setup like the one above.