Working from home is becoming a popular way for people to do their jobs. As such, home offices are becoming important spaces within the home environment, too. While some people have an extra room they can designate as a home office, some people don’t. If your home falls into the latter category, don’t fret. If you need a space to be productive, try one of the suggestions below to transform any space into the home office you need.
Not every attic is suitable for a home office, but if you can access and stand in your attic easily, it may work. If your attic is already equipped with electrical outlets and flooring, you’re ahead of the game.
Like most people, you’ve probably overlooked your attic as usable space and have simply piled it full of stuff you never use. Take the weekend to clean out all the junk and move in the furnishings and equipment you’ll need to be productive and comfortable in your new office setting.
A Large Hallway
Who would have thought that a large hallway could double as a home office? If you’re strapped for extra room but you need a home office, don’t overlook the often-unused space of a large hallway. Just because you’re working with less room doesn’t mean you can’t have the home office you need.
All you need to do is place a desk and chair against the wall to make it work. If you want, try sprucing up the space with a fresh coat of paint or some colorful wallpaper.
A Kitchen Home Office
Many kitchens include a dedicated workspace that often collects everything from car keys to kids’ homework. If you have such a space in your kitchen, clear it off, add a comfortable chair, and call it your home office.
If your kitchen doesn’t already have a dedicated workspace, but it does have extra room for one, hire a contractor to build you a desk and shelving to create the productive space you need. If money is too tight for a contractor, simply place a desk, chair, and all the equipment you need to make the space usable as a home office.
Who says kitchens are just for cooking?
Transform a Formal Dining Room
Formal dining rooms are nice, but not many families use them for dining these days. If your dining room sits idle more often than not, the space might be perfect as a home office instead.
Start by getting rid of that large dining table and chairs and replace them with a desk and comfortable chair. Add in a plethora of office décor and you’ve got yourself a home office. One perk of using the dining room as a home office space is that dining rooms often have large windows that allow a lot of natural light to flood in. This abundance of natural light will help keep you productive and happy all day long.
If you don’t have a separate room to call a home office, try turning one of the areas listed above into a home office space you can be proud of and productive in.