Essentials for Your Home Office

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What makes a home office workable?

In an ideal world, you have a designated space in your home in which to work. While it might be necessary for some to operate from their bedrooms or the kitchen table, we don’t advise this solution unless you have no other options. It’s better for your mental health to have at least a little separation between your home and work life.

Here are some basics:

As a general rule, the surface of your desk should stand between 28 to 30 inches above the floor and provide enough room for a monitor, keyboard, and mouse. Having a comfortable, but a supportive chair is good, too.

Good lighting is important—it helps you look professional in online meetings, and it can help prevent eye strain and fatigue during a long workday. We always recommend facing your desk toward a window as a great source for natural light.

Best Wi-Fi Router
Having the best Wi-Fi router available makes good business sense because it’s essential to keep you connected—wherever you’re working from in your home. A Luminate Broadband staff member can help you select a router that suits your needs.

A Good Bluetooth or USB Headset
If lawnmowers, outside construction workers, and barking dogs crowd your soundscape, a headset that features a noise-cancelling microphone to filter out the background noise is something your co-workers will thank you for.

Surge Protector
A good power strip with a built-in surge protector is a great (and inexpensive) way to protect your equipment and your work.

With these essentials, along with a good PC or laptop, you should be in great shape to get the job done from the comfort of your home.

Need assistance? Luminate Broadband is here to help! Our friendly, knowledgeable staff can help you make the most of your internet services, whether you’re using them in your home office or simply kicking back to enjoy an evening’s entertainment. You can reach us at 970-870-4320.