While some things seem to be returning back to normal – or at least slowly easing in that direction – there’s a good chance that one outcome of COVID-19 won’t be changing any time soon: working from home. With Google announcing that many of their employees will not be returning to the office until 2021 and some offices starting new policies that require people to work from home at least part time, creating office space where you might not have had it can be a challenge.
However, sometimes it just means thinking outside the box a little. I believe that it IS possible to create an office environment that not only sparks productivity, it can also be a refuge that you enjoy coming to. With the ideas below, you’ll be able to create a cozy spot, even in unexpected places.
Here is an idea for that typically underutilized space under the stairs. I love the fun, fresh colors – so happy. It would also be a great homework space for the kiddos.
I’m not sure what the dark yellow block is all about but, my guess is that it is camouflaging some kind of obstruction (plumbing, HVAC, etc.). Do you have a space with an obstruction you don’t know how to deal with? I love challenges like that and I have never met one I can’t beat with good design.
What on earth do you think this space was supposed to be? It’s so long and narrow, I’m not sure what the original plan intended.
But while we are living the #WorkFromHomeLife, it makes perfect sense. Don’t you think?
Unless you have your sofa against the wall, this setup could be a great solution to your work from home dilemmas. You may not have enough space to create an L-shaped space like this but, you don’t have to. A table behind the sofa, whether it’s a console table or small dining table could just be the solution to your lack of a home office. Put table lamps at each end of the table and they will do double duty, lighting your work space and providing reading light for the sofa.
Multiple use is always a plus.
Here’s a great idea for a typically unused space – that large landing at the top of the stairs. This setup is pretty good but, there are so many other opportunities to organize the space to work from home. How would you change it?
Would you want to work in a closet? Well, maybe if it looks like this. You might have a spare bedroom but, you also have frequent guests and cannot afford to overtake the space for a home office. But, if your guests don’t stay long enough that they need to utilize the closet, you can take that over for yourself.
This space looks super functional and with the pegboard on the door, floating shelves, and desk with drawers it also has plenty of storage space.
Have you been looking around your home, wondering where and how you might incorporate a welcoming home office space? It might just take a fresh perspective. You and I can work together in person or virtually to create an area that will make working from home a little easier. CLICK HERE to make an appointment!