People starting businesses at home create a competitive market in Sydney. Aside from the freedom of becoming yourself as the boss, it’s great to do tonnes of work within the comfort of your home.

But building a home office requires excellent attention to detail and thorough planning.

Moreover, the electrical setup is one of the essential factors as you’ll need electricity to operate every machine and piece of equipment for your work. Also, an optimized home office electrical setup ensures productive and efficient work throughout the day.

That said, here are the five simple tips for your home office electrical setup that will surely make your work faster and more efficient:

Provide Extra Outlets

The typical home office uses computers, lamps, air-conditioning systems, printers, fax machines and even additional monitors that require extra outlets for power sources. Also, outlets are safer than extension cords and power boards with potential hazards. 

Furthermore, don’t limit the idea of installing outlets on your walls. You can fit sockets in your drawers, table-side, and cabinetry to provide easy electricity access in any part of your home office. If you need to get rid of e-waste, consider hiring a local Sydney rubbish removal company to help remove unwanted household items.

But remember this tip for you: installing wires in your home office have similar requirements of an actual workplace when it comes to wiring installation and services. It ensures you’re following the standard for your safety from electrical mishaps.

Install More Safety Switches

Installing more safety switches in your switchboard protects the additional devices and machines in your home office from power surges. Also, more outlets with plugged-in devices can increase the current load. When there’s an overcurrent, your safety switches shut off the system to avoid danger for your home and office space.

Smart Lighting

After securing safe and accessible outlets for the power source, lighting is the next step you need to focus on. It’s the best opportunity to upgrade your lights with LED bulbs for a brighter and well-lit home office. Also, using LED bulbs can reduce your energy usage on lighting by up to 50 per cent.

Meanwhile, natural lighting is still the best option. To take advantage of natural light, you can place your desk near windows. Angling the natural light properly can also help prevent eye strain from too much monitor exposure.

As a whole, smart lighting won’t only illuminate your home office but also provide a venue to reduce your energy bills at work.

Establishing Internet Connection

Regardless of your industry, having a fast internet connection is essential. With an internet connection, you can communicate with your clients faster, download attachments, transfer files and other things making your work productive. 

You can tap licensed electricians to incorporate ethernet or data cabling properly. The hardwired ethernet in your work office provides a faster connection than WiFi. But if you don’t want cables cluttering around, you can also use a network router for a faster internet connection for your work. 

Set Suitable Temperature

Setting a suitable temperature can make you work comfortably, thus boosting your efficiency. Getting your home office a separate heating system when winter strikes is helpful. During summer, you can keep the thermostat cooler at 18-20 degrees Celsius, which is not too cold to attain comfort and sustainability.

Suitable Flooring Setup

The flooring setup of a work-at-home table is commonly overlooked. Ideally, your computer table should sit on a clean surface, on either clean tiles or on clean carpet. It’s critical to your productivity and health that the area underneath your desk is kept clean and uncluttered. The last thing you want is for your leg space to be cluttered with unneeded belongings that will only collect dust, often requiring you to revisit it to sort out all the junk, taking up valuable time.

Clean & Tidy

At Gordon Powers, we provide exceptional electrical services to keep your home office running smoothly. Maintaining a safe and efficient living or working environment also involves ensuring cleanliness.

After having electrical work done or completing a home office renovation, you might want to clean your space thoroughly. For top-quality cleaning services, we recommend Calibre Cleaning. Their professional team will ensure your home or office is spotless and well-maintained. You can enjoy a safe, functional, and immaculate working environment by combining Gordon Powers’ electrical expertise with Calibre Cleaning’s excellent services.


Working at home can make you comfortable and boost efficiency and productivity. But the boundary between work and family is a distraction you need to work. Moreover, an optimal working environment is possible when you prepare everything for your home office electrical setup. 

Gordon Powers is the best team to work with the electrical setups of your home office. Our licensed level 2 electricians can install, inspect and repair your home office’s electrical equipment and wiring. We ensure that every electrical component is fixed and checked to make your work comfortable, efficient, and far from electrical mishaps.

Call our friendly staff today at (02) 9199 7480 for a free quote.