Excellent Ideas for Home Office Setup with Limited Space
Home Office Setup – Hooray! You work at home: No more exhausting commute; dress-for-success in your pajamas; snacks and distractions at the ready. Uh oh — the laptop-in-the-bed isn’t going to cut it for productivity. You require a dedicated area larger than a wing chair to make this work. The good news is that you don’t need a spare guest room for your home office. You can carve a functional office out of extremely limited space.
Home Office Setup Ideas
Cheap and Functional
Don’t invest a fortune in a home office layout; all you need is a work surface, good lighting, display or storage space and a supportive chair. You can get those qualities with reclaimed junk that has charm and comes cheap. Cut the legs off a beat-up fold-up table and mount it securely on the wall for a desk. The hinged leaf folds down when your “office” is not in use, and the salvaged table is shabby chic-style cool. Recycle an old bedspring into a memo board mounted to the wall over the table; keep notes and drawings in place with pinch clothespins or metal clips, and add a clip light to illuminate the desktop. A swivel stool with an adjustable back tucks into the corner or slides over to a breakfast bar for extra seating. Cast-off kitchen items and mason jars hold pencils, rulers and office junk — er, necessities.
A breakfront with a fold-down serving panel is an instant home office layout that hides your magnum opus when you’re not working. The drawers below hold office supplies, a printer and other large gear. The cubbies or small drawers in the fold-down section keep smaller items handy and can be wired for chargers. The glassfront top displays your research and necessary books and media, photographs and maybe an award or two. Fold up the panel with your laptop behind it when it’s time to check out of work for the day or clear the space for entertaining guests.