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Designing Your Home Office

by Holly Sanders 09/29/2019

If you are working from home or considering starting a new business at home, a home office is essential for what you do. But you don't have to break into a bank to create your own home office; you can instead use the things that you find affordable or readily available to creatively come up with something that is functional and effective for you.

  • Use Sunlight to your advantage: Place your desk and chair in front of a window and watch your creativity blossom. You are probably going to spend a large chunk of your time here, so you want to be as comfortable as possible. The window view also gives you an opportunity to take in the outdoors every other minute and reduce eye fatigue.
  • Give the walls a new look: Don't just paint the walls, paint them a color that suits you. What kind of color expresses your style and will increase your productivity?
  • Find a comfortable chair: That goes without saying. Don't sacrifice function for form. The chair design you saw on Pinterest may look great in photographs but may be bad for your back with long-term usage. You want to make sure that you have a chair that is ergonomically correct 
  • Add some touch of greenery: For some reason, plants make the atmosphere of any room feel better, so you should add some greenery to make the office more comfortable for you. Look out for plants that you don’t have to water every day, that way nothing dies in your absence.
  • Make the space personal: Frame up some of your favorite quotes for the wall, or place pictures of your family on your work desk. Make it as distinctive as possible, so that it reflects you and your style in every way. Choose accessories that will add to the feeling of comfort you want to recreate. 
  • Put the little spaces to efficient use: You are probably not going to have as much space as a regular corporate office, so you should aim to take every advantage of available space. Use floating shelves to keep papers and office equipment away from your desk. You can get a basket to hold all your working files and to-do lists instead.

Whatever intentions you had for setting up your office at home, make sure it’s something more than a regular chair and table set up in the guest bedroom. You want to be as comfortable and at ease, as you can be. You also want your workspace to inspire productivity and be presentable enough to stage an official meeting if/when the need arises. Visit your local home improvement store for bargains on items that you may need

About the Author
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Holly Sanders

As a luxury real estate specialist with over 20 years of experience, Holly Sanders, knows what it takes to help her clients buy and sell property in the high net worth luxury market. Holly has built her long-standing reputation by surpassing her client’s expectations with her low-key and trustworthy approach. Her focus on every detail and impressive level of competency has allowed her clients to relax as they place their trust in her and protect their privacy. 

Born in Connecticut, Holly moved overseas when she was very young, spending her younger years studying in England and boarding schools in France and Switzerland. After returning to the states, Holly relocated to Miami and realized her calling was helping people, she earned her Master's Degree and Post-Doctoral work in Psychology. Shortly after, Holly met the love of her life, a real estate developer, who knew she would be a great Realtor with her knowledge and compassion for people. Her first deal was signed on the back of a car and she has never looked back. 

Once known as the Queen of Brickell, Holly now focuses her time and efforts on the luxury markets of Bal Harbour, Surfside, Indian Creek Island, South Beach, Key Biscayne, Coconut Grove, and Brickell Avenue. Her constant desire to better serve her clients has led to a number of achievements and accreditations, including a Member of the Institute of Luxury Home Marketing, Real Estate Negotiation Expert (RENE), Certified International Property Expert (CIPS), Residential Finance Consultant (RFC), Transnational Referral Certification (TRC), and more. More than 90 percent of her business comes from past clients and referrals, which helps solidify the fact that her service standards are among the absolute highest. 

With her ability to recognize lucrative investments, qualifying buyers, selling properties, and closing deals with her sharp negotiation skills Holly can offer incomparable real estate solutions to her clients. Owning her own brokerage for over 20 years has given her clients the edge they need to access listings and connect with buyers all over the world.  

Holly’s motto is, “I am looking to be your real estate broker and dedicated to helping you navigate, negotiate, and maximize any of your luxury real estate transactions.”

HOLLY SANDERS

Licensed Real Estate Broker

Office: 305.854.9755 | [email protected] | www.RealLiveLuxury.com

Holly's Designations and Certifications:

Luxury Property Specialist

RENE - Real Estate Negotiation Expert

CIPS- Certified International Property Expert (Listing and selling Real Estate in Foreign Countries)

RFC- Residential Finance Consultant (Market Analysis formulas for Investing in residential Real Estate

CDPE- Certified Distressed Property Expert (short sale specialist)

e-PRO Internet Professional- (Leader in the Practice of online real estate)

TRC- Transnational Referral Certification (WorldProperties.com) make and receive International    referrals with compensation and a member of ICREA)

RETS- Real Estate Technology Specialist

Realtor- Member of the Miami Association of Realtors