Home office ideas?

I am looking to set up a new home office / studio in an existing room.
Where to begin? Interested in ergonomics and cost. Furniture budget (desk, chair and desk light is approx £500 - £1000)
Ideas welcome


  • 2bFrank
    2bFrank Posts: 363 Forumite
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    Thats quite an open question, the truth is, is how much do you want to spend, and go from there. You could decorate the room, put in a new standing desk and have the latest and greats equipment, or you can buy a used desk off ebay and use a dining chair for seating.
  • oldbikebloke
    oldbikebloke Posts: 1,096 Forumite
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    ideas of what?
    - how to use google to find places to buy furniture?
    - how to use eBay?
    - how to use a trade catalogue?
    - what a multitude of websites explain about office chair ergonomics?
  • Savvy_Sue
    Savvy_Sue Posts: 46,007 Forumite
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    Also worth asking what else is in that room. I knew someone who had the most amazing desk which slid over the end of the spare bed! 
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  • caeler
    caeler Posts: 2,605 Forumite
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    I kitted out a home office years ago, quite inexpensively using a mix of nectar points in Argos, getting a decent chair second hand on eBay and I even got given a decent monitor.  I decided early on I didn’t want it to look like an office as this is in my home. I went with a small glass topped desk which I still love. Think about what you need v how much you’ll use it. 
  • Mistral001
    Mistral001 Posts: 5,348 Forumite
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    edited 5 November 2020 at 1:36PM
    I would take a look at buying second hand.  Most large towns have a shop selling second hand office furniture, filing cabinets etc. You can get some very good furniture which looks almost brand new.  Prices vary but expect to pay between 20% to 50% of new value.  
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