Which room of your house do you work from ?

by jazzd1
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Just curious..Which room in your house gives you more focus and do most of your online work from? Home office, kitchen table, livingroom ect..


For me it's the bedroom room while sitting on the side of the bed..For some reason I get more focused (even if the tv on), thoughts are clearer and more of my creative juices flows.. I know everyone is different so which room does that for you?
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  • Profile picture of the author nick77jq
    I couldn't work in the bedroom. It would interfere with my sleep patterns.

    I work in the living room with my PC in the center of the room against the wall. I have two windows to each side of me, so I feel "centered" even if my home office is dirty.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Kanigan
    Working from home is filled with distractions. Especially if you have pets. I had a home office for years and the interruptions were constant. The tax write off is nice but a business office leads to greater productivity. Depending on your area, office space could be a lot more affordable than you think.

    Starts at around $250 all inclusive in my town. The increased revenue from greater focus more than covers that plus the difference in the home business tax break.
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  • Profile picture of the author expressg
    I have a spare room in my house that I converted into an office. Using sound dampening panels to help my audio recording quality it's nearly sound proof as well. I agree that working from home there are many distractions, I try and stick to my daily schedule as much as possible. Admittedly, I recently removed a small sofa and TV from my office because it was always too tempting to see what's on t.v. lol

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  • Profile picture of the author smith1337
    I'm working in my living room.

    I had a real office, years ago, but it was rather a waste of time than anything else
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  • Profile picture of the author leilani
    I have an home office, but I find myself working in the living room. I often think that this could be because of a small 2 bedroom apartment I lived in for 17 years. The office was in the living room-dining room.

    Today I live in a 2 story 7 bedroom home and I still find myself in the living room.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    Have laptop, (and mobile broadband) will travel.
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    • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
      Originally Posted by jazzd1 View Post

      Just curious..Which room in your house gives you more focus and do most of your online work from? Home office, kitchen table, livingroom ect..


      For me it's the bedroom room while sitting on the side of the bed..For some reason I get more focused (even if the tv on), thoughts are clearer and more of my creative juices flows.. I know everyone is different so which room does that for you?
      Best not to mention beds and craetive juices here?

      Originally Posted by Brent Stangel View Post

      Have laptop, (and mobile broadband) will travel.
      Yes, me too, virtually any room!

      Although on stinking hot days, l head down to the nearest shopping centre, so a coffee shop becomes my office!

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  • Profile picture of the author safrasolutions
    For now, I am working from my kitchen table as I live in an efficiency. However, once I move in a few months, I will get a 2 bedroom home and turn of the bedrooms into an office. I need a great place where I can be away from my wife, as wee as recording videos.
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    • Profile picture of the author TheAnimatorGuy
      My bedroom, but I might get an office soon, can't work properly with all the dogs barking around the house - It's driving me crazy.
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      • Profile picture of the author tenbears
        I can and do work from pretty much every room in my house (apart from the bathroom). Best place is upstairs during the day, out of the way of my partner. I also tend to work late at night, so best place for that is on my own in the living room (with the TV off!). Depends on your circumstances and preferences of course. I've the advantage of no kids or dogs at home, just a couple of cats and a partner who gets out of the house far more than I do. Lots of P&Q!
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  • Profile picture of the author ProServices
    Best place for me when in London is the loft conversion on top of the house. Never get disturbed there.

    When in Goa India, it's always the large balcony overlooking Baga beach with the sea, sand, sun and palm trees. Productivity just hits the roof there whilst enjoying the days
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    • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
      PC setup in a spare room that has a fold out sofa bed for occasional visitors. Hardly ever been used for that though. Pets are cats so not really much of a distraction. Never would dream of using a laptop for serious productivity.
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      • Profile picture of the author Kathy331
        In the living room sitting on a recliner chair with my dogs beside me! My kids are all grown up and I'm a widow so no distractions.
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  • Tend to do most of my better stuff on horseback.

    Guy I know made me a harness for my laptop so I can have it by my side as I gallop along. Left hand for reins, right hand for all the business. Also got a fold out shelf for writing longhand and a microphone rig on the saddle.

    Most days I go for a spin and knock off a few emails while I throw Shirley (my horse) over a few fences. Neighbors have gotten used to me romping through their gardens writing sales ads and shit.

    Worst part is when it snows or the weather gets too wet to vault over folks' lawns. That's when I have to bring Shirlo inside and work sans leap. She's pretty cool at standing for long periods, and as long as she gets a run out to poop it's almost like we're vaulting and jumping.

    Best part is, I figured the whole scheme back when I was a kid. Always knew I'd own a horse, always knew I'd be a writer, always hit on thinking up goofy schemes. So I made a kinda desk-cum-strap-cum-rucksack thing when I was in high school. Fitted real nice on my dog, Ellie, and cos I was way smaller then it worked out real good for homework and stuff, even the math. Just used to bound around in the yard, and would never have romped through folks' gardens because Mom got crazy about that kinda stuff. Plus, with Ellie being a Peke and all, jumping was kinda no-no.

    Am I still dreaming?

    Sure. You bet.

    When I hit the big leagues as a writer I figure on hiring staff — receptionist, secretary, hairdo girl — and no way is Shirley gonna notch up any kinda feelgood factor carrying those guys around.

    So I figure maybe an elephant or a whale. An elephant would work with one of those India Rajah seats, and if the whale were plunged into some kinda wheeled tank, like mebbe a converted truck or something, then I could make with the same deal I have now with the Shirlster, only do some proper two-handed typing.

    It's maybe a pipe dream, but like the guys over at the Mind Warriors Neurotwango Forum say, you gotta think positive and dream big dreams or you just end up nowhere.

    So, whaddya say? Should I go for the whale? Gotta be better than a plain old desk or some weirdo armchair, and Shirley's legs ain't gonna be full of energy forever. If those guys in London can have a swanky swimming pool in the sky, I can have me a whale in a truck.

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      Originally Posted by Princess Balestra View Post

      Tend to do most of my better stuff on horseback.
      Claude has a tshirt that says that...
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  • Profile picture of the author AmberJB
    We added on an office to our house, second floor, windows all along the walls on three sides, fabulous views. I live in canyon country in western Colorado, so I look out on pinyon juniper forest and red rock canyon walls. I have computer set up with two computers, three monitors, corner desk - I do everything from here.
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    • Profile picture of the author jazzd1
      Originally Posted by AmberJB View Post

      We added on an office to our house, second floor, windows all along the walls on three sides, fabulous views. I live in canyon country in western Colorado, so I look out on pinyon juniper forest and red rock canyon walls. I have computer set up with two computers, three monitors, corner desk - I do everything from here.
      Sounds very nice..:>)
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    • Profile picture of the author Cali16
      Originally Posted by AmberJB View Post

      We added on an office to our house, second floor, windows all along the walls on three sides, fabulous views. I live in canyon country in western Colorado, so I look out on pinyon juniper forest and red rock canyon walls. I have computer set up with two computers, three monitors, corner desk - I do everything from here.
      Okay, now I am totally and completely jealous!!!

      That sounds like my dream home office, Amber!! - including being in Colorado, which I love (and hope to move to at some point in the next year or so).
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      • Profile picture of the author AprilCT
        I share the dining room with my desk. I can also go outside and sit on the porch or any other place or biz with wifi. It has either been very rainy/storming here or too hot to sit outside this entire spring and summer.
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    I do my grunt work in the bathroom.
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    • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
      Originally Posted by Kurt View Post

      I do my grunt work in the bathroom.
      You pig farmers are a weird bunch.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Totally depends on what I'm doing. I make stuff and that I hate doing in the bedroom - in fact when it's warm out I like to do that outside. In colder weather at the kitchen table where the lighting is the best. If I'm working online I like being in my bedroom because I have roomies. If I were alone I'd probably just set up shop in the living room.
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    • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
      Originally Posted by AmberJB View Post

      We added on an office to our house, second floor, windows all along the walls on three sides, fabulous views. I live in canyon country in western Colorado, so I look out on pinyon juniper forest and red rock canyon walls. I have computer set up with two computers, three monitors, corner desk - I do everything from here.
      Yes, but do you get any work done?

      I mean watching eagles go after tourists small dogs can become all consuming?

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      • Profile picture of the author AmberJB
        Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

        Yes, but do you get any work done?

        I mean watching eagles go after tourists small dogs can become all consuming?


        Actually, I do get work done. I am quite focused and have great attention span and determination and love what I do.

        Then, when I take a break and sit back, the view cannot be beat.

        Well, if a huge storm is on its way down the canyon, about to hit our house, I must say, it does distract me.

        I see coyotes, foxes, wild turkeys, deer, hawks, ravens, jays, lots of small birds, chipmonks, rabbits - of course only at break time
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  • Profile picture of the author kaurrose66
    From my bedroom from where i work because their i feel relax.
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  • Profile picture of the author MarketMan87
    I got a small room, with only computer and my Chinchilla Buddy
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    I live in a one room studio appartment (plus a small bathroom) so I do my work at my desk on a desktop pc. I live alone, of course, so I manage my own interruptions properly.
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  • Profile picture of the author hardraysnight
    the throne room, im regal too
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  • Profile picture of the author Purnima Shah
    I love to sit and work only in my bedroom.
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  • Profile picture of the author CharlotteBarnes
    I used to have a dining room - until I realised I never had anyone over for dinner.

    So, I turned it into a study/work room. I've got books lining one wall, a comfy chair for reading, a table in the corner for my cosplay work and my computer station in another corner for my online work. Much better than a dining room!
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    • Profile picture of the author jazzd1
      Originally Posted by CharlotteBarnes View Post

      I used to have a dining room - until I realised I never had anyone over for dinner.

      So, I turned it into a study/work room. I've got books lining one wall, a comfy chair for reading, a table in the corner for my cosplay work and my computer station in another corner for my online work. Much better than a dining room!
      LOL.. Nice...Maybe someone will come over to eat dinner with ya and then you can turn it back into a dining room again..
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  • Profile picture of the author oliviatracy
    You need to find a place that will give you comfort while working and where you won't easily get distracted. I love working in the bedroom because of so peaceful. I can do everything I want without disturbing my family
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  • Profile picture of the author evanfsiher
    I can only work in my living room.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnveggy
    I usually do work in my drawing room just because the view appear is fantastic..
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  • Profile picture of the author Janice Sperry
    Home office. I don't do anything else in there except run my business. I don't do any business in any other part of the house. I walk in the office to work so I never lose focus once I am in there. When I leave the room I leave all my business work behind. That is what works best for me but I know other people are just as productive with very different methods and locations.
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  • Profile picture of the author archer0830
    As I'm able to work from anywhere, my office is a 2013 Crossroads Zinger travel trailer. I've been to all of the lower 48 United States and my office always comes with me. I'm truly very fortunate to have this type of freedom.
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