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“Could you spare me some space please? I’ve got some work to do here”.
Hey folks! We’re pretty sure most of you are back to working from home and some have been doing so for the past weeks or months even. Which, you’re working with any available spaces and your house must be flooded with scattered papers, documents, and half-drunk coffee cups.
It must be uncomfortable for you to work in such conditions right? Especially when you have work that requires you to do it at odd and past the working hours.
Having to sit at the dinner table while your family eats, or sitting at the coffee table while your housemates sit and relax. Even working in the comfort of your bed could cause the distraction you dreadfully don’t need.
So to help you with that, here’s another read that will suggest you create your own mini home office around your house. Except, they’re spaces you didn’t think could be possible to have one but is.
An Office Nook With A View
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Not all of us are lucky enough to have that extra empty space around the house. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t have your designated workspace if you want to. All you need is a window that overlooks the outside view, a bargain bracket shelf, and you’re ready to go.
Creating your little office nook is as simple as it gets. With the window, you have chosen, install the shelf against it and make sure it’s sturdy and the height is slightly lower than your chest. This is to create a bar-like setting to it. Place a comfortable bar stool and you’ll have your office nook up and ready. Space friendly and a great view!
Also, with the long working hours, you could also ditch the stool and work while standing as it’s proven to increase your productivity. Even our colleague loves doing so!
Best Of Both Worlds In Your Baby’s Room
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Alright, this is for the moms and dads out there who just got a tiny human being to colour up their life while at the same time having to juggle their professional life.
So, parents, we’re sure there’s a baby room ready for you to do the necessary baby-related stuff and for him or her to sleep in at night. But did you know that there’s a smart way for you to integrate a mini office into the room too?
Move in your work area with a desk and a couple of wall shelves into the baby’s room. Divide the shelves for your baby’s books and for your work materials. You could also hang up a vintage chalkboard on the wall for you to keep track of work meetings and daily mommy-daddy duties.
With this multi-purpose room, you don’t have to worry about your child while working as you get to keep an eye on them at all times. Really, it’s the best of both worlds.
Harry Potter lived In A Closet, You Work In A Closet
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If Harry managed to live half his life inside a closet, well then you can at least spend a few hours a day in a comfortable, well-decorated office closet in your room.
For those of you who have a closet located somewhere in your house, be it under the staircase, rooms, or your personal walk-in closet. This is your time to declutter all the unnecessary junks, or make full use of those empty clothes shelves you have available.
Drag in a work desk and fix up a few shelves on the wall for all your books and work materials. Get a printer or a fax machine to complete the feel of an actual office space.
As for the empty shelves in your walk-in closet, all you have to do is place a chair that best suits your closet theme and use the shelves as a makeshift desk. Just like the former, arrange your work materials accordingly.
The best part of this mini home office is, you get to close the door and leave the view of your office out of sight. Just as you would on a normal day at your actual office.
The Balcony Isn’t Just For Outdoor Chair Sets
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Okay, our sunny weather might be a bit of a turn off to set up a port for your work station. However, if you have a covered balcony, you can try this out! Then again if you don’t, nothing but a good standing fan or portable aircond can’t cool you off.
Like we said, the balcony isn’t just for you to decorate with eye-catching outdoor chair sets that we can confirm you don’t even sit on. Instead, take this unused space and set up a mini-office for you to work with.
Don’t worry, you don’t have to break a hole in your pocket! Simply install a decent working desk and grab any extra chairs you have around the house. If you feel like lifting up the environment a bit, place some indoor plants around the balcony to give that tropical office vibe.
You could also check these ideas on our dear friend’s Facebook page for some inspiration!
Set Your Mini Home Office Now!
You see, there’s no need for you to go all out and renovate your house to build an extra room for your office. The existing spaces you have are more than enough for you to create your own little work station.
All you need is a bit of creativity and spare a little time during that weekend of yours to create one.
So, are you ready to set up your mini office or do you already have one installed? Tell us how you incorporate it in the comment section below!
Marina Van Doorn-Hussain’s Home Office – Image source Marina Van Doorn-Hussain
The aim was to have a clean office, a floating desk – wide and open. Minimal need for cabinets as everything is online. We got an Ikea kitchen cabinet which was the ideal length.
The most important thing was the chair. You have to invest in that. Good stands for monitors and laptops, mics for sound, great webcams and nice mood lighting.
I don’t close any blinds and look at the greenery outside but keep my eye level blocked so I don’t get distracted.
Ms Teoh Bee Bee’s Home Office – Image source Ms Teoh Bee Bee
Maximized the space by having a shared home office. Incorporate two desks and separate them by placing a drawer in between.
The home office is kept to a minimal as to maintain a simplicity aspect to it. Nothing to fancy but still manage to exude a professional atmosphere to it.
Blinds are kept open to let in natural lighting during the day as well as to refresh the eyes from staring at the computer for too long.
Chris Wan’s Home Office – Image Source Chris Wan
It’s all about the workspace here. Left and right, top to bottom.
I maximized my workspace by placing an L-shaped working desk against the wall. This is because I prefer to work freely and not be confined by a small desk or space.
Multiple shelving units are built-in at the top of my desk to store all my documents and work materials. I also use the extra spaces in the shelf to place some decorative items as well as mini picture frames to liven up the office.