Look contrary to popular opinion cats like people and hanging out. they get lonely. so hang out with ya boy Earl
YES. I own a couch, but I sit on the floor in front of it with my computer on my lap. I think this helped me bond with my cats. They can just walk up to me. My cats LOVE hanging out with me. Max will sit on the couch behind me, and every morning he sits by the door to get scratchies before I leave for work. Tess sleeps next to my pillow every night, and in the evenings she's always within reach, often on my lap. They are very social with me.
One thing you didn't mention: watch your cords. Max is a good boy, but Tess will chew cords. Especially the white Apple ones, but anything is fair game.