Where Is Your Home Office? - House Digest Survey

For those who have a job where they get to work from home, either part-time or full-time, you know how important it is to have a dedicated workspace to yourself. There is a constant balancing act of trying to separate your home life from your work life, so where you choose to work from home can dramatically impact the vibe of your household. Whether you live in a tiny apartment or a home with ample square footage, having a home office can help you to keep your mind focused and ensure that you're more productive throughout your work day.

Depending on the type of job you have, your office space may require certain qualities for it to be ideal for getting things done. Positioning yourself closest to a natural light source, like a big window, can help relieve eye strain and boost your mood, according to NC State University. You should also have an area that is comfortable and has room for all of the items you need to perform your job duties. Organization and tidiness are key to helping alleviate wasted work hours and distractions, plus it will provide a less chaotic background for online meetings. So make certain that your workspace isn't in a room where clutter has taken over. With all this in mind, we at House Digest wanted to know where your home office is located. In an exclusive survey, we asked 612 people this very question — here are the results.

Most people who work from home have a dedicated room, according to our survey

Of the 612 people who participated in our survey asking, "Where is your home office?" 165 folks — or 26.96% of those who voted — said they do not work from home at all. For those who work from the comfort of their own home, 154 people — about 25.16% of those surveyed — said they have their own dedicated home office. Having the luxury of completely separating your home office from the other rooms of your house can allow you to be more immersed in the work that you do and offer quiet so that you can focus on the task at hand. Also, at the end of the day, you can ideally close the office door and switch seamlessly into your home life.

The second most popular place for folks to have their home office is in the bedroom, which received 118 votes, about 19.28% of those surveyed. For some, working in the bedroom may be more of a necessity than a choice, especially if you have a small living space. To make the tight quarters seem larger, you could paint the walls a lighter shade to encourage more natural light to move around the room. Also, adding a trim table with potted plant life and a durable, ergonomic chair could save you from working on the bed and make your day more pleasant.

These rooms were also popular places to set up a home office

For those who didn't have the space to single out an entire room or didn't want the office to be in the same area where they sleep at night, there were a few other spaces that seemed ideal to work in. The third most popular place to hunker down a home office was in the living room, which received 89 votes or 14.54% among those surveyed. A living room can be a desirable destination for a home office if you have the right layout. Carefully rearranging furniture can create some division between your office space and the living space. Setting your desk or work table behind a couch or even utilizing a lightweight privacy screen can be just the thing to keep the areas apart. Also, be thoughtful about your office storage. Instead of papers and binders just lying about, consider purchasing a small filing cabinet or decorative storage baskets to keep your work hidden when you're done for the day.

The dining room was the home office space of choice for 49 people, or 8.01% of the vote. A large dining table can be a suitable locale to set up your workstation. Also, this zone is conveniently close to a kettle, coffee maker, and snacks for the ultimate cafe work vibe. Finally, the basement was a suitable spot for 37 folks — or 6.05% of the survey — to keep their home office.