The key for home working IMO is structure and discipline. You really need to treat your home office as like going to work. Make sure you have a dedicated space. And yes, you can cut corners but it is essential to get into the routine of turning up at the time you would be expected to and doing the work you would be doing in the office.
The temptation is to treat it less formally, which is understandable. Best tip is to try and replicate elements of the office, so if you go out for lunch then go out from home, even just go for a walk.
My experience is that home working, when you are on top of it, can be massively productive and more so than being in the office. When you arenít on top of it, it is easy to start late, go slower and end up working on into the evening.