Argos might have announced that it will stop printing its catalogue after almost 50 years, but it's still offering some great bargains for your home. If working from home looks like it's going to be more permanent for you, then you need to make sure you have a suitable office set up.
Some will be fortunate enough to have a spare room that can be turned into a dedicated home office, while others will have to carve out space in an existing room. Either way, you need to not only consider the space you need for any equipment you use, but also how much you need to store.
If you need to be flexible about where you work and are tight on space, this desk from Argos is a great solution.
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Argos Home Computer Office Desk | WAS £60, NOW £32.99
This pine-effect desk and trolley combo offers a compact workstation combined with an impressive amount of storage. It has three fixed shelves, one adjustable shelf and one keyboard shelf, allowing you to maximise the top for monitors or your laptop.
As it's mounted on castors, it's easy to move if you need to be flexible with where you work each day. And while it does require self-assembly, it is easy for one person to assemble.
How to Design Your Home Office
When it comes to creating you home office design from scratch, there is a lot to consider. Firstly, identifying the best location is paramount. Spare rooms can make great home offices, but if you don't have a spare room then you may want to consider when a loft or garage conversion is feasible to give you the space you need. If not, then you might want to look into creating a garden office or adding extra square footage with an extension.
Once you've decided on the space you will need to ensure you have adequate power outlets, internet connection and light (both natural and artificial). If you are looking for inspiration, check out these brilliant home office design ideas.
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Jack has worked in journalism for 11 years and is the News Editor for Homebuilding & Renovating, a role he has had since 2019. He strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders, extenders and renovators, including the latest news on the construction materials shortage and hydrogen heating. In 2021 he appeared on BBC's The World at One to discuss the government's planning reforms.
He enjoys testing new tools and gadgets, and having bought his first home in 2013, he has renovated every room and recently finished a garden renovation.