Firewall setup - What would be the best method?

I am seeking guidance regarding the most effective approaches to establish a firewall.

Specifically, I have explored options such as open source routers, hardware firewalls, and software firewall installation and setup on a workstation.

However, I must admit that I am uncertain about the most suitable path to pursue.
My intention is to find a solution that can complement my VPN usage and enhance my overall security. Any insights or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Firewall as a Home solution? Either way I was just looking for myself and found GL-A1300 / Slate Plus - GL.iNet . Has openwrt, adguard etc, and overall seems like a great solution

Ok,… I’ll take a look at it. Thank you.