Now that you're getting ready to move into your new home office, it's a good idea to consider how you'll optimize overall productivity and convenience. Here are a couple of easy ways to get the job done:

Invest in Multi-functional Furnishings

Make sure your home office will accommodate your needs as they change in the coming years by furnishing the space with multi-functional pieces. This will allow you to set things up according to your specific work needs now, but also allow you to quickly switch things up to suit your changing needs as time goes on. If you can customize your home office to meet different needs as they come up, you can maintain a high level of productivity and minimize wasted time. You'll also enhance overall comfort in the room. You can create a multi-functional space by doing the following:

  • Install a wall table that folds opened and closed. Open it for extra table space to fold clothes, do a puzzle, or organize paperwork. When you don't need it, fold it against the wall for more floor space.

  • Install floating shelves along an entire wall for use as an entertainment center and to store supplies and paperwork.

  • Furnish the space with hollow coffee and end tables so you can store paperwork, supplies, and personal items in them.

  • Utilize a futon or hide-a-bed for seating so you can turn the space into a guest room when necessary.

Try to furnish your home office only with items that you have at least two uses for; this will help ensure that everything in the space will accommodate any of your day-to-day work and personal needs on a whim.

Extend Your Power Source

In addition to creating a multi-functional home office, it's crucial to extend your power supply so you aren't limited to placing things like lamps, electronic tools, and your computer in one area of the room. Luckily, you don't need to hire an electrician to put a power outlet everywhere you might think you need one. You can simply incorporate a power extension cord or two into the room and set things up exactly how you want them without having to worry about whether you can get power to everything when all is said and done.

You can also change your power needs as the years pass and your needs change without having to spend a lot of money on remodeling or renovations. Power cord extensions come in a variety of lengths and can also be combined with hubs that will allow you to plug multiple items into an extension cord at the same time.