How to set up a home office for less than €1,000

By: September 9, 2020
how to build a home office for less than 1000 euro

Working from home (remote working) is the new norm. If you do work from home it’s important that you are comfortable and set up in the right way to be productive and healthy.

If you can do so, it is a good idea to turn a specific room of your home into an office – it helps to reintroduce the physical distinction between work and home.

By shopping online you can create a comfortable, affordable home office with relative ease and affordability.

It’s interesting to note that people who work remotely could save an average of €28,000 by using their monthly commuting savings to overpay their mortgage. Households which would have spent €150 per month on commuting and lunches could cut six years off the average mortgage term by overpaying that amount into their loan, according to the recent doddl Mortgage Switching Index.

Desks

With its playful, colourful design and mix of materials, the Coby desk can boost your creativity. In oak and metal, with yellow and blue drawers, it is right on top of the Nordic trend. Buy from Made.com for €349.

An ergonomic desk is a good option if you are determined to set up a longterm home office. Buy one here.


Or if you are on a tighter budget, why not buy a simple study table like the one above for around €100?

Chairs
A decent chair is vital for your physical comfort and health. Below are three good options.

An ergonomic kneeling chair for around €100. Just click on the image to buy.

An ergonomic desk chair with swivel function for around €50.

The Hbada office desk chair with flip-up arms and adjustable height for approx €50.

Desk ware
Creative desk ware can help you reduce clutter and work in a clean, sharp environment.

What about a nice metal desk monitor stand riser with drawer for about €30?

Or a leather desk pad protector for about €15?

Noise reduction
bose headphones home office essentials
Drown out all the noise with a set of decent headphones or earbuds. The Bose® QuietComfort® 35 wireless headphones II will do the job nicely. Buy here.

Or why not the Anker Soundcore Life P2 true wireless earbuds with four microphones, and 8.0 noise reduction for less than €50?

Monitors
A large screen is an absolute must for your home office. It will help your eyesight and make remote working more comfortable.
The Dell UltraSharp 24-inch Monitor is under €250 (see main image). Buy here.

Then there’s a very useful home office dual Dell monitor bundle for about €600 – two Dell P2219H 22″ monitors with Dell WD19 dock – Logitech keyboard and mouse – surge protector – HDMI Wire, USB key, and more. Simply click on the image to buy.

Faster internet

Working from home means you require fast internet all over your house. You can buy the booster above for about €60.

Coffee

You will still need good coffee for your home office. Treat yourself to a decent coffee maker.
A Melitta filter coffee machine is about €100, so won’t break the bank.

Phone charger
Why not get 25% of this phone charging pad?

A garden office
how to build an office in your garden
If you have a bigger budget and want to go ‘all-out’ and physically remove yourself from your main home, why not order a garden office? The garden office above is from Dunster House and is 14ft x 11ft (4.5m x 3.5m approx). This office has a secure nine-point locking system and wide opening, French double doors with a tall walkthrough height. This range also features large, 28mm thick double glazed windows and is very well insulated. Just click on the image to order. It comes it just under €8,000.

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