Setting up a dedicated home office doesn't really require much to get started. All you really need is a good work surface, task chair, and lamp. But creating a productive and decor complementary work area does require a little planning, both in regards to available space and budget.
So we've done a little homework for you and put together four different home office starter kits, all with productivity, limited space, modest-to-moderate budgets, and decor in consideration, each sourced from four very popular retailers.
I should just start off by explaining all four of these home office starter kits are by no means the cheapest combinations available. Style is subjective, but I attempted to pick out complementary pieces easily available and priced modestly, while also considering construction, ergonomics, and the typical requirements of a smaller room.
Many of these pieces can be had for a fraction of their cost used, with popular furniture pieces from IKEA and West Elm often popping up on Craigslist in almost new condition in nearly any large city, so just consider these as a jumping off point to mix and match according to your budget and needs.
One additional bit of advice: save up and purchase a quality task chair if you're really planning to work for more than an hour from a home office; the investment is well worth it and your body from the future will thank you later.
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