9 Benefits of a home office

home office - archid architects house plans South Africa, Fourways, JohannesburgMany years ago, a home office was thought to be an item of pure luxury. However, the economy today has become very tough and there have been many corporate downsizing and layoffs. This is what has led many people to choose to run businesses straight from home. If you follow all the laws and regulations in setting up your home office then you have nothing to worry about.

The benefits of a home office

  1. The internet

The internet is now very widely used, and this has made it very convenient for the business to keep in touch and to share different kinds of documents with various clients. This means great savings in terms of leased space.

  1. Money saved

You have great savings when you work from home. Apart from the lease money, you will not have to commute to work, so you save on gas. You will also not have to spend money on food outside the home or having to maintain a wardrobe for everyday work.

  1. Value of homes

The other thing is the fact that a home office seems to increase the value of your home. Most buyers will put in some extra cash for a home that has an office area.  Some of the rooms that buyers tend to pay more for include a library, a home office, a study and a den.

  1. Home office tax deductions

Another benefit of the home office is the fact that you can enjoy tax deductions. Usually, you are qualified for such a deduction if there is a very distinct separation between your household and the office. If there isn’t a room that separates your home and office, you can put a partition or screen in place.

  1. Adding up costs

Setting up the home office isn’t always a costly affair. If there is a spare bedroom or some space that can accommodate your desk within the family room or kitchen, you can come up with an office without necessarily remodeling or getting too many furnishings. However, even when you want cabinetry and expensive desks, the overall cost won’t be that high.

  1. Being there for the family

Working from home can often lead to disruptions, but when the ground rules are set, this can be regulated. The parents who work at home very often get to spend more time with their children. You can take a break when the kids get home or check in with them from time to time.

  1. Less stressful environment

When you work from home, you are given an environment that is a bit laid back and the stress is greatly reduced when compared to other offices.

  1. A quieter atmosphere

When you set up the ground rules, you will be able to enjoy an atmosphere that is quieter. This is made even better when the office is further away from the most frequented living spaces of the house.

  1. Productivity

When you are in a quiet and less stressful environment, you are able to be more productive.

 

 

RESOURCES: INTERIOR DESIGN | ONLINE HOUSE PLANS | GLASS TYPES | DOUBLE GLAZING | WINDOW FILMS | ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN FENESTRATION & INSULATION | SANS 10400-XA-THE BUILDING REFERENCE ROUTE SANS 10400-XA – THE PRESCRIPTIVE ROUTELANDSCAPE HOME DESIGN | FIREPLACES | SANS 10400-XA COMPLIANCE | ENERGY EFFICIENCY -  HOUSE PLANS | BUYING REAL ESTATE | OUTDOOR LIVING | HOUSE PLANS & OME SECURITY | INTERIOR DESIGN FLOW | HOUSE PLANS | HOUSE DESIGNS | HOME DESIGNS | ARCHITECTS FEES | MODERN HOUSE PLAN | LUXURY HOUSE DESIGN | TUSCAN HOUSE PLAN | CONTEMPORARY HOUSE PLANS | BALI HOUSE PLAN | TRADITIONAL HOUSE PLAN | DOUBLE STOREY HOUSE PLAN | 4 BEDROOM HOUSE PLAN | HOUSE PLANS WITH DOUBLE GARAGE | SLAB ROOF HOUSE PLANS | HOUSE PLANS INTERIORS | HOUSE PLANS & ENERGY | HOUSE PLANS & SWIMMING POOLS | TOP ARCHITECTS IN SOUTH AFRICA | APPOINTING AN ARCHITECT | HOME DESIGN & RENTAL PROPERTY | HOME DESIGNS & HOA | HOME DESIGN & ENTERTAINMENT | HOUSE DESIGNS & CURTAINS | CARPETS IN HOUSE PLANS | HOUSE PLANS AND SOLAR ENERGY | LIGHTING & HOUSEPLANS | HOUSE PLANS RENOVATING | FIRE SAFETY - HOUSE PLANS | PENTHOUSE HOUSE PLANS | PROPERTY PURCHASE - HOUSE PLANS | HOME DESIGNS - SECTIONAL TITLE | THATCH ROOFING HOUSE PLANS | HOUSE PLANS & WATER FEATURES | HOUSE PLANS - INSURANCE | HOME DESIGN - PROPERTY AUCTION | HOUSE PLANS COASTAL HOMES | OFFER ACCEPTENCE - HOUSE DESIGNS | HOUSE DEFECTS - HOUSE PLANS | MOVING - HOUSE PLANS | BUILDING PLANS - HOUSE PLANS | PROPERTY VALUES - HOUSE PLANS |HOME OFFICE - HOUSE PLANS | HOUSE PLANS GUTTERS | BUYING A HOME - HOUSE DESIGNS | HOUSE PLANS - ELECTRICIAN | HOUSE PLANS PROJECT MANAGER | LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT HOME DESIGN | HOUSE PLANS RESIDENTIAL ESTATES |SWIMMING POOLS | CABINETS | KITCHEN DESIGN | COUNTER TOPS | BATHROOM FIXTURES | HOME-BUILDER PROGRAMME | TOP ARCHITECTS IN SOUTH AFRICA | BUYING OFF PLAN - HOUSE PLANS  | HOUSE PLANS IN SOUTH AFRICA - BUYING PROPERTY  | HOUSE PLANS - CENTRAL HEATING | FIRST TIME HOMEBUYING - HOUSE PLANS | FREEHOLD VS SECTIONAL TITLE - HOUSE PLANS | INTERIOR DECO - HOUSE DESIGNS | HOUSE PLANS - BRICKS | BUYING HOUSE PLANS SOUTH AFRICA ONLINE | HIRING INTERIOR DESIGNER - HOUSE DESIGNS | HOUSE PLANS - GLASS TYPES | HOUSE PLANS - DOUBLE GLAZING | HOUSE PLANS - WINDOW FILMS | HOUSE PLANS - BUILDING INSULATION | HOUSE PLANS - LANDSCAPE DESIGNING | HOUSE PLANS - FIREPLACES | GARDEN SHED - HOUSE PLANS | HOLIDAY HOME - HOUSE PLANS | HOUSE DESIGNS IN SOUTH AFRICAARCHID