Monday, April 2, 2018

6 Questions to Ask Yourself When Considering an In-Home Office

Today, working from home has become very common with the advancement of technology. If you work from your Lake of the Ozarks' condo, you may be wondering how to effectively configure your at-home office space. Isla Del Sol Condominiums feature roomy three bedroom units, which can be ideal for finding a dedicated work space. Here are some questions to ask yourself when looking for a potential at-home office arrangement:

1. Do You Need a Private Space?
If your work requires a dedicated space that is quiet or private, you may want an area with a door and location away from the main activity of the home. An extra bedroom that is not utilized is perfect for this situation. This is also ideal if your business requires you to keep confidential information and sensitive files.

2. Can You Share?
With more couples sharing a business and working from home, finding available space for two is challenging. In this case, converting one of the bedrooms into a shared office, so you can keep the other bedroom open for guests is optimal. Small desks set up in opposite corners, and a central location for printers and other devices can save space.

3. Do You Prefer Being Around Others?
Working from home can feel isolating at times and being around others can make you feel apart of the activity. If you can remain focused and block out noise to complete your tasks, you may want a corner of the living or dining area. Even installing sufficient outlets to a covered or screened deck can be a secondary work space as the weather allows.

4. Do You Need Multiple Options?
While it is best to set a designated area for your work space, some people like to have multiple options. You may want to use a kitchen or dining room table in the morning to get your family off to school and work, and then move to a more convenient location for the rest of the day.

5. Do You Want to Write Your Office Space Off Your Taxes?
If you work from home, and it is used as your main place of business, consult a tax professional. You may be able to deduct expenses for the business use of your home. If the use of your home office is merely appropriate and helpful, you cannot deduct expenses for that purpose.

6. Is Your Bedroom a Possibility?
Modern bedrooms can often accommodate desks, bookshelves, and other office essentials. This can be effective for parents who want to work at night. Make sure you have adequate outlets near your computer station and a place for document storage.

Work and Play at Isla Del Sol Condominiums
With the spacious 3 bedroom and 2 bath units at Isla Del Sol Condominiums, you are sure to create an at-home office arrangement that works for you. When you are ready to finish for the day, step outside and enjoy all the amenities that the best condos at the Lake of the Ozarks have to offer, including panoramic views, a lake side pool, sun deck, and dog walking area.

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