Where Should You Locate Your Home Office?

Roz Andrews
3 min readJun 12, 2018

If you’re starting a small business, it’s a good idea to give some serious thought to the location of your home office.

A well-placed home office will create an environment that is conducive to work, helping you achieve success on a day-to-day basis.

Home Office in a Spare Room

The best place for a home office is in a spare room, so that you can shut the door at the end of your working day and “go home,” leaving your work behind.

If possible, the spare room should never be used for any other purpose. Therefore, setting up a home office in a guest bedroom is not ideal, as even infrequent visitors will inevitably have an impact upon your work environment.

Outdoor Home Office

If a completely spare room in your house isn’t available, why not use a summer house or a shed in your backyard?

Some companies supply purpose-built home offices in summer houses, so that your office will be fully equipped, down to the last power point.

Or, if you enjoy DIY, you could even build one yourself, as shown in the video.



Roz Andrews

Writer, book editor, proofreader & founder of www.rawritersforhire.com and www.medium.com/small-steps, moving forward in life, one small step at a time.