If you don’t have an extra room in your house to dedicate to a home office, consider adding an office to your bedroom, either the master bedroom or a friend’s bedroom. A bedroom can be the perfect place to sneak into an office when no other options are available. It’s peaceful and away from the distractions found in the main living areas – not to mention the bed is right at your fingertips should you need a nap or need a crucial moment to think!
Provide enough space
Provide enough space to work comfortably. Ask yourself if you can easily move back and forth, get up and sit down at your desk. While it may seem like a good idea, it’s easy to underestimate how much space you need.
To avoid this, use the same basic dimensions that professional designers use when setting up a workstation – plan for a minimum of 60″ (150 cm) wide and 84″ (210 cm) deep.
Home Office Ideas
You can create a home office anywhere in your home. If you don’t have a dedicated room, you can always fit one into your home. Rethink every nook, corner, closet or room, basement or space under the stairs wherever you are.
Introduce a desk
Buy a desk that maximizes space
If your home doesn’t have a built-in desk option, you’ll need to invest in a sturdy, free-standing desk for your computer, printer and other office supplies.
Focus on desks that maximize the space in your office. Whether it’s an L-shaped desk that fits in the corner of a room, a desk that you can push against the wall, or a floating desk that creates more floor space, make sure you buy one that best suits your home. suits.
No room for a desk? Consider turning an existing table into a desk. Dining tables, coffee tables, consoles and bedside tables are all examples of existing tables that can be transformed into temporary or permanent workspaces. Having a piece of furniture that does double duty is the best way to save space (and your sanity) when working in a small home.
Shelves do not need to be placed against the wall. By using the bookshelf as a room divider, you create a separate home office from other areas in the room.
This way you add some privacy, your home office is not always visible when you are not working and by using shelves as a room divider you also have enough storage space in your improvised office. (photo: Sjaartje, Paul Costello)