If so, how are you enjoying it compared to maybe sitting in an office or going outside the home for work. I use to work in the office environment but after starting up my own thing with the with we eventually got office space. Then as we grew we have decided to leave the office space for the employees and work from home. I am sure it is not as exciting working from home but the wife disagrees. What do yuou guys prefer and why
My office is an addition to my home. (Since 2005) There are definitely pros and cons to it. On the plus side, it's 'green', it's convenient, it saves money and adds to the life of a vehicle. I don't miss freeway traffic at all.
On the negative side, everybody (And I mean everybody) seems to think that working from a home office = semi-retirement and/or play time. Family members will call out from other parts of the house even during important phone and video calls and be mildly offended at being ignored. This gets especially bad when family members have holidays off that customers (And me by extension) don't observe.
Neighbors can be almost as bad once they realize you're home during the day..
Another, more esoteric negative has to do with tax law. In the U.S. you're allowed to deduct things like electrical usage as a business expense based on the proportion in square footage of your office to the rest of your home. The IRS will make exceptions, but you have to plead your case and come under their full scrutiny to do so. In my case, the electrical usage is not proportionate to the square footage, but not so out of proportion that its worth being in the spotlight to prove.