Comparing a Home Office and a Shared Office

Written by Wes Towers
Wednesday , Jun 26, 2013 0:00

While many of us might complain about the traffic and pressure of getting to work on time every day, and declare we’d be glad to be our own boss and work from home, the reality of that is not always all it’s cracked up to be.


After all when you think about it, home is where you chill out. It’s where you eat, sleep, and nod off on the couch in front of the news after a tiring day. It’s where you play with your children and pets, and do the laundry.


Making your home into a workspace is not always an easy task. While it might mean saving on commuting costs and overheads, especially when compared to renting a premises, it can also be isolating and full of distractions, and make it hard to separate your work and home life.

Of course this scenario can suit some people quite nicely. However it’s not for everyone. For instance, if you live alone or are on your own during your work time, you may find the quietness and lack of interaction boring and demotivating. On the other hand, if there are other household members at home, you might find yourself constantly being distracted, and if you are the fastidious type the housework may grab and divert your attention. Another downside can be lack of a professional image when you wish to meet up with clients at your office.

An alternative is to share office space with other people. This is more affordable and flexible than leasing commercial premises, while providing you with a dedicated space for your work, and the option to interact and network with other business owners and entrepreneurs in the same building and community. Rental for a workstation or private office can be relatively inexpensive, and is well worth considering for any small business owner.

Our serviced office space Williamstown provides the option of either office workstation rentals or private offices, as well as low cost parking options. The low rental covers all overheads except for phones, providing a viable alternative to working from home.