We may not want to admit it, but those of us who don’t think we need space for a home office find that realistically we absolutely do. I recently found this fact out for myself. After getting rid of the baby crib that my son outgrew and some other baby items, I started to feel that a home office would be very fitting in my bedroom. I found myself further confirming this after reading the article in p.s. pleasure scene magazine when I read an article on how to make a home office space. Guess what? You don’t need a caved in cubicle Just a little creativity.
Unique Desk Substitutes
You don’t necessarily need a “desk” to do the job of one. I’ve seen a number of homemade versions of a desk. In the p.s. article you’ll see some of these versions too, starting with the old standby of 2, two drawer file cabinets topped with a basic door for the desktop. I’ve already created a variation of this too by using 4 plastic milk carton racks, 2 on each side, topped with an old wide board my husband had in the garage. Whatever you can find around the house to make it work! You’d be surprised at how easy it is to make something from pretty much nothing.
If you want to bring your hip factor up a notch, make the whole thing pop by painting vibrant colors over the file cabinets, then contrast a different color for the door.
Find a hidden space
If you’ve got an old wardrobe closet that isn’t in use, or maybe could stand to be “unused”, you may want to consider that space for your new home office space. A great way to make it an official home office space is to either paint or wallpaper that closet wall space to create a hip office look. Another great way to construct a home office space, especially for those who have limited or a smaller space to work with, is to use some modular shelving. If you decide that modular shelving would work with the space you have, you can find this type of shelving on containerstore.com.
Cheap office storage
For most people it’s a challenge to keep office supplies organized, however, you can avoid this predicament by signing some pegboard on the job to help you to create some extra space with. Give it a fresh look with a new paint job and use it to hang calendars, file boxes, and other small office supply items. This is an efficient way to free up some precious desk space, as well as shelving space that often can be a catch all place to put a lot of small office supply items as well.
p.s. pleasure scene magazine
Fall 2010 issue