Investing in a home office
How the study now gets all the financial attention
Has the Home Office become the room in the house that receives the largest amount of financial investment? I think so. Forget a new conservatory or re-tiling the bathroom; the home office is getting all the attention when it comes to equipping, re-designing and upgrading.
Back in March 2006, the home office desk joined champagne, iPods and flat screen TVs to be listed in the UK 'shopping basket' of goods officially used by government statisticians to track price movement and inflation. The review ensures the basket stays current and reflects spending patterns so including this home office item was indication of increased spend in home offices across the land.
This is set to continue with a report from The Future Laboratory revealing a significant 69% of respondents who said they plan to invest more in their home office over the coming years as they spend more time working from home.
What is it that people are spending on? There are three key categories:
Spending on the home office generates a return on investment as a decent looking study will increase the value of your home and enable you to work more productively. We are calling on homeworkers to show us their offices as we launch a 'Home Office of the Month' feature in association with Brother UK. Homeworkers will submit a photo of their surroundings and the lucky winner receives a free printer. A great way to save on making another purchase!