Looking for the Perfect Home Office for your Business?

Buying or Building the Perfect Home Office for Your Business

While working at home can be great for achieving the right work-life balance, it can be stressful if you don’t have a dedicated space for your work. While you’re taking steps to prepare your business, whether it’s taking time to register as an LLC or find funding for your idea, it’s also important to create an office in your home, whether it’s rearranging the living room or even building an office shed in the backyard. For some, it might make sense to buy a new house altogether. If this is the case for your situation, John Cordeira can help.

Buying a new home

For some home-based business owners, establishing a dedicated office at home can be challenging. While some types of business-owners such as writers or accountants can operate from anywhere, others may require more space. For example, if you’re a therapist seeing clients at home, you’ll need an established space that offers some privacy—both for your client and your family.

If your home can’t sustain your business, it’s time to start looking for a new home. This process will likely take some time, and there are some important steps to consider before diving into real estate ads. First, take a close look at your finances and determine if your debt is an obstacle. If you’re underwater with your credit cards or loans, it’s a good idea to look into financial relief options.

Fortunately, some states offer debt consolidation programs to help get families out of the red. Some of the options include debt settlement, debt consolidation loans, and debt management through counseling. Keep in mind that there are a few factors that will determine which option is best, including your amount of debt, employment status, and ability to pay off your debt.

As soon as you get your debt under control, you can then start building your credit and save for a down payment. 

Finding the right fit

When you’re looking for a new home, keep in mind that you should be looking for a house that will be appropriate both for your business needs and for your family’s requirements. For business owners who store inventory, finding a house with a secure and dry storage room will be key for having your business run smoothly. 

Once you know what you need for your business, start by researching home prices in areas that will allow you to have more space for both your office and your storage needs. When you have a better idea of home prices, you can start budgeting for your down payment.

Making the most of your current space

If you’ve determined that you need a bigger home but you need some time to reduce your debt and save for a down payment, get creative with the space you have in your current home. 

The best space for a home office is in a spare bedroom, but if this isn’t an option, try using an area of your home that’s not often used. For example, living rooms are often unused during the day, so consider rearranging the furniture to allow for a desk and chair. You can arrange the furniture in such a way that will help create a somewhat private space—consider using bookshelves or even room dividers to section off your workspace.

Another creative use of space is turning a closet into a workspace. When you’re transforming a closet into an office, make sure you buy a narrow desk that will fit inside, or get crafty by building your own. Be sure to include a light source, whether it’s a simple desk lamp or some LED lights you can hang from the top of the closet.

If you’re struggling to find space in your home, consider making use of the backyard: prefabricated offices are great for business owners who need a quiet, private workspace away from others. There are plenty of different designs and sizes out there, so do your research and find an option that’s within budget.

Your home-based will thrive once you have the right workspace. Even if it means buying a bigger home, dedicating a room to your business will make a noticeable difference to productivity and focus. Get your finances in order before you start the home search, and consider creative ways to design a workspace in your current home while you save money.

Looking for the perfect home? Contact John Cordeira to help you find a home for your personal life and business! 516-526-8077

Below are Homes for sale that have a home office or the potential to build a home office

$1,599,000 - 4Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rockville Centre
$1,599,000
MLS# 3549022
79 South Lewis
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
Property Type: Single Family Residence

Listing Courtesy of Daniel Gale Sothebys Intl Rlty.

$929,000 - 5Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Woodmere
$929,000
MLS# 3548684
566 Saddle Ridge Road
Woodmere, NY 11598
Property Type: Single Family Residence

Listing Courtesy of Corcoran.

$859,000 - 4Br/2Ba -  for Sale in East Meadow
$859,000
Open House
MLS# 3545770
449 Hilda Street
East Meadow, NY 11554
Property Type: Single Family Residence

Listing Courtesy of Douglas Elliman Real Estate.

$1,200,000 - 6Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Syosset
$1,200,000
MLS# 3547194
140 Colony Lane
Syosset, NY 11791
Property Type: Single Family Residence

Listing Courtesy of Ashford Homes 6 Inc.

$849,000 - 4Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rockville Centre
$849,000
Open House
MLS# 3546469
10 Knollwood Road
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
Property Type: Single Family Residence

Listing Courtesy of Daniel Gale Sothebys Intl Rlty.

$1,025,000 - 3Br/2Ba -  for Sale in Sea Cliff
$1,025,000
MLS# 3545837
31 Bay Avenue
Sea Cliff, NY 11579
Property Type: Single Family Residence

Listing Courtesy of Branch Real Estate Group LLC.

$1,399,000 - 5Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Massapequa Park
$1,399,000
MLS# 3545595
1368 Lakeshore Drive
Massapequa Park, NY 11762
Property Type: Single Family Residence

Listing Courtesy of Blue Island Homes NY LLC.

$899,000 - 7Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Massapequa
$899,000
MLS# 3545524
24 Garfield Place
Massapequa, NY 11758
Property Type: Single Family Residence

Listing Courtesy of Daniel Gale Sothebys Intl Rlty.

$899,000 - 4Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Rockville Centre
$899,000
Open House
MLS# 3545178
315 Long Beach Road
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
Property Type: Single Family Residence

Listing Courtesy of World Wide Homes Inc.

$2,975,000 - 6Br/7Ba -  for Sale in Old Brookville
$2,975,000
Open House
MLS# 3543680
104 Pound Hollow Road
Old Brookville, NY 11545
Property Type: Single Family Residence

Listing Courtesy of Daniel Gale Sothebys Intl Rlty.

$2,399,999 - 5Br/6Ba -  for Sale in Laurel Hollow
$2,399,999
MLS# 3543622
121 Laurel Lane
Laurel Hollow, NY 11791
Property Type: Single Family Residence

Listing Courtesy of BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY.

$705,000 - 4Br/3Ba -  for Sale in Long Beach
$705,000
MLS# 3543731
540 State Street
Long Beach, NY 11561
Property Type: Single Family Residence

Listing Courtesy of Cross Country Realty.

$1,395,000 - 4Br/4Ba -  for Sale in Woodsburgh
$1,395,000
MLS# 3542827
84 Meadow Drive
Woodsburgh, NY 11598
Property Type: Single Family Residence

Listing Courtesy of Howard Hanna Coach.

$1,298,000 - 4Br/5Ba -  for Sale in Great Neck
$1,298,000
MLS# 3538320
1 Wood Road
Great Neck, NY 11024
Property Type: Single Family Residence

Listing Courtesy of Jamie Realty Group.

$2,800,000 - 7Br/9Ba -  for Sale in Old Westbury
$2,800,000
MLS# 3539971
10 Linden Lane
Old Westbury, NY 11568
Property Type: Single Family Residence

Listing Courtesy of Century Homes Realty Group LLC.

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