Working from home as a blogger is awesome, I’m sure that every blogger will agree with that. However, for many of us, especially us mummy bloggers, we aren’t lucky enough to have a spare room that we can transform into an office.
With the rooms in our home taken up by kids bedrooms, playrooms, and guest bedrooms, many of us have no room for an office. That being said, just because we don’t have a spare room, that doesn’t mean that we can’t create an office space at home.
Believe it or not, to create a home office, you don’t need a whole room. You can create yourself an area to work in, anywhere in the house. Still a little stuck for ideas? That’s okay because I am about to share with you all my ideas for unconventional office spaces at home.
Under the Stairs
If you don’t have a cupboard under your stairs and instead have a gap that isn’t used for anything, why not use it for your office. Whether your staircase is located in your living room or hallway, there is nothing stopping you from adding a desk underneath the stairs.
You might not like the idea of working under the stairs, but, believe it or not, it’s the perfect place for an office. Your desk will fit easily, you can customize the space with wall art and ornaments, and you shouldn’t be disturbed there.
In the Hallway
If you have a large hallway that is rarely used, why not use an area of the space as an office? You should be able to work there quietly, and should have enough room to put a desk and desk chair in as well.
Just make sure to choose a desk that is large enough and sturdy enough for you to work on – antique desks are ideal. The build-it-yourself desks made of plywood are rubbish; it’s much better to opt for a hardwood desk instead.
In a Wardrobe
Okay, so this one might sound a little odd, but hear me out. If you have a wardrobe in your bedroom that you could go without using, why not transform it into an office space? This is a good option because, at the end of the day, when you finish work, you would be able to shut the doors on it.
All you need is a sturdy wardrobe, you then need to add a desk level shelf to it and voila, you have an office. You could use the higher shelves for office storage, and could cut a small hole in the back for your computer lead. If you want an office that you can close the door on at the end of the day, a wardrobe office is the ideal choice.
Even if you don’t have a spare room at home, that doesn’t mean that you are destined to work at the kitchen table forever. There are lots of easy ways that you can create yourself an office space, even when you don’t have any spare rooms. To find the perfect area of your home for your office, use my simple guide, above.
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I quite like the idea of a wardrobe office that you can easily shut the door on when it’s not in use 🙂
Oh I just love your idea of working under the stairs! In fact it’s my antique desk that stops me from doing that – it’s huge (and beautiful, I’d never replace it with modern tat) or I’d be turfing everything out of there and turning it into an office!x