After years of dreaming about it, you are finally transforming your rarely used guest room into a much-needed home office. As someone who works from home either full or part time, you require a dedicated space in which to be productive.
Now that you have painted the new-to-you space and ordered some office furniture, it is time to think about the various types of tech that will help to get your home office up and running. With this in mind, the following tech essentials will make your home office productive and connected.
A Monitor, Keyboard and Mouse
Since you will probably spend a lot of time working on your laptop, you might want to invest in a high-quality monitor and comfortable keyboard and mouse to connect it to. For the times when you are taking the laptop with you on the road, you can easily unplug the accessories and use the laptop as-is; while you in your home office though, your head and hands will appreciate the added tech.
Spring for a Power Pack
As Real Homes notes, not all home offices have desks snug up against a wall and close to an outlet. You might decide to put your workspace smack dab in the middle of the room, where long cables running to outlets will not only look bad, they will be a tripping hazard. To avoid this, buy a power pack that will allow you to charge up your tech gadgets and keep it under the desk. You can also opt for a desk lamp that lets you wirelessly charge your devices.
A Laser Jet Printer
If you are okay with the idea of printing out invoices and other important paperwork in black and white only, a laser jet printer will save you all sorts of frustration and expense. Unlike the traditional ink printers that cost a pretty penny to reload with new ink cartridges, and feeling like you have to buy new ink every other week, a laser jet printer will go for a really long time before you need to replace the ink. Even if you are not anticipating printing out a lot of paperwork, you will be glad with your decision to go with this type of printer that does not require a ton of money for upkeep.
A Home Security Camera System
As you shop for these needed tech items, you will probably notice that you are shelling out quite a bit of money, and that’s okay. You will be doing important work from your home office, and you deserve to have high-quality equipment that will last. Now, in order to protect your new investments, you might want to finish up your tech shopping by investing in a home security camera system. For instance, Lorex offers wired-in and wire-free options that are easy to place outside of your home as well as inside of your home office. When you are away from your home office, you will have invaluable peace of mind that your expensive equipment is being protected by the security camera system.
Enjoy Your New Home Office
Working remotely can be a wonderful experience, especially when it’s in a dedicated and well-equipped home office. By investing in these suggested pieces of equipment as well as a home security system, you will be sure to have an office that is functional, user-friendly and will allow you to get your work done in a timely and efficient way.