With so many of us working from home these days, people are getting very creative in turning small spaces around the house into spots where big work is getting done. Not everyone has an extra room they can just make their new everyday office, but you might be surprised to see all the ways people are making the most of what they have.
Creating a productive and inspiring space to get work done at home requires a shift in mindset. Rather than thinking about devoting an entire room as an office, think more in terms of regions. Sectioning off smaller areas of larger rooms can provide the space you need while maintaining the flow and function for other purposes.
Take Inventory of Your Current Space and How It Is Used
Begin by making a list of rooms and spaces in the order you use them most. Then, starting at the bottom of the list with the least used, think about how you might design a region so that it can provide what you need while still doing the job of a living space for guests and family members.
Sometimes this is as simple as adding a lightweight desk, chair, and lamp to a spare bedroom. A benefit of choosing to office in a lesser used space is avoiding the distractions of seeing what all needs to be down around you. For example, a spare bedroom tends to stay in the same shape all the time because you stay out of it.
Your main bedroom or an area around the kitchen, however, is much more lived in and probably shows it. Piles of clothes that need to be washed and dirty dishes in the sink can pull your attention away from the work that needs to be done during the day. On the other hand, depending on different personalities, setting up in a main space can be the motivation one needs to keep that area clean and tidy.
Think Outside the Box and Inside the Nooks
Using a closet to hide an office space when not in use, setting up in an otherwise dead space like an area under the stairs, and the use of alcoves or lofts all provide creative ways to set up shop at home. Once you’ve chosen the space, dress it up to match your personal style. A quick search online can provide you many images of small spaces converted into offices that will be sure to get your creative juices flowing.
When it comes to making room for your new work from home solution, consider using a professional storage facility like All Points Moving & Storage to keep your possessions safe until it is time to return to the onsite office. Call All Points Moving & Storage at 860-497-5828 or use our online contact form to request more information about storing your belongings to make room for work space.