With so many more people working from home nowadays, spaces have had to be added, converted, and cobbled together to accommodate a new breed of remote worker.
While this is not necessarily a bad thing, it has left some homeowners wondering how they can fit their desks and chairs into a space that was not designed to be used for much more than storage.
In some instances, this space may be nothing more than a gap between two rooms or a small space underneath some stairs, for example.
If you’re not fortunate enough to have been able to add a new office space to your home or don’t have a room that can easily be converted into an office. These 6 space-saving tips from Wall Mounted Desks to storage on wheels, should help you turn a nook, into a fully-formed office.:
Be prepared to be flexible
If space is at a premium in your home, then your new office may also need to double up as a guest bedroom from time to time, or a playroom for the kids. If this is the case, then flexibility is always going to be the key to the space’s success. Consider such things as adjustable shelving, and furniture that can be folded away to make converting the room easier and more effective.
Try going modular
Modular design can be incredibly useful in a smaller space, and by choosing cupboards and shelves that stretch from the floor right up to the ceiling, you can make the most of every inch of the space.
Use as much of the wall space as possible
Walls can be great places for adding such items as whiteboards, hooks and shelves, which then helps to free up surface space in a room, particular one with smaller dimensions.
Store things in boxes
Of course we don’t just mean ugly old cardboard boxes leftover from when you bought a new appliance or piece of furniture, but boxes designed specifically for storing everyday items in. These can be incredibly useful when trying to organize a smaller space and keep it tidy without losing all of your belongings, and nowadays, they come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. If you’re likely to forget what’s in each box and don’t want to hunt through them every time you want to find something, simply pop labels on them or use a color-coding system.
Get ‘wheely’ creative!
Storage solutions on wheels are a fantastic way to keep things tidy and organized. Not just because they can simply be wheeled into a corner when not in use, but because many of them have flat tops that are designed to double up as a desk, too.
Opt for wall mounted furniture
Nowadays, home office furniture comes in many different adaptable designs, with some tailored specifically for home office needs. Wall-mounted desks, for example, are the perfect way to give yourself a usable and sturdy desk during the day, without compromising on precious floor space.
You can also store things underneath the desk when not in use, and there are a whole host of practical wall-mounted furniture options to explore.
There are plenty of innovative and practical ways to convert any area of the home into an office, and with a little planning and flexibility, you can work happily from home without having to compromise on valuable floor space.