Working from home essentials
All you need to make home working work for you.
Is home your new office? We've got all the furniture inspiration and tech essentials you need to be as comfortable and productive as possible. Discover how to improve your Wi-Fi, get better tech and spruce up your office space.
Home working tech
Laptops and desktops
Having a capable laptop or desktop is a must-have for anyone looking to work from home regularly.
An all-in-one computer or desktop is the best option if you have a dedicated office space, with a desk, in your home. All-in-ones combine a tower and screen into one unit, while if you buy a desktop tower you'll need to purchase a separate monitor.
You may also want to add extra monitors to your desk space, which makes it simpler to work with multiple files at one time.
Laptops provide a more flexible choice as you can use them at a set desk, but also around the home, or if you need to travel into an office or work elsewhere.
Tech accessories checklist
There's lots of hardware that can make working from home easier. Here's our list of essential tech for your home office:
- A mouse, mouse mat and keyboard, especially if you're using a desktop.
- A webcam for better quality video calls.
- A headset with a microphone.
- A printer and ink
- A scanner and shredder
- A laptop stand to make desk working more comfortable.
- A USB hub for greater connectivity.
- Security and desktop software.
- An external hard drive or USB stick.
- USB, HDMI and ethernet cables.
Technology buying guides
Don't let a slow or intermittent internet connection halt your progress. There's lots of tech available that can boost your Wi-Fi signal and help you stay connected all day long. Check out our in-depth guide to improving your Wi-Fi, or view the other Wi-Fi boosting options below.
Prepare your office space with our range of practical and video-call-ready office furniture. From ergonomic chairs with back support, to desks for small spaces, we've got all you need to make your home office as comfortable and inspiring as possible.
And as the nights draw in, keep the dark and cold at bay with heating and lighting essentials.