Often, homeowners assume that they need to have a spare room if they’re wanting to create a home office, but this isn’t actually the case. Whilst there is no denying that being able to transform an entire room into an office is always the ideal situation, with a bit of creativity and some careful planning, you can actually turn almost any area in your home into a usable office. So, really all you need is the corner of a living room, bedroom or dining room.
Understandably, it can be difficult to turn a place where you usually socialise or relax into an office where you’re able to concentrate and be productive, but with some helpful advice, you will be able to create the perfect working environment. So, to help anyone who is trying to turn the smallest space into an office space, keep reading today. Below are some of our best tips for creating a practical bespoke home office.
Invest in bespoke home office furniture
When you’re searching for a way to utilise a living space for working, one of the easiest ways to do so is to invest in bespoke home office furniture. By designing and installing specially fitted cabinetry, you really can transform the smallest spaces into effective working areas. Of course, because it is bespoke, you can easily ensure that it meets all of your individual needs too.
Use smart storage solutions
As you’re probably aware, storage is essential in any home office, but when the room you’re working in is multipurpose, it is even more important. Try to ensure that you have adequate storage space and that you’re able to tidy everything away at the end of the day. Look into all available storage solutions too, there are lots of unique options available.
Don’t opt for a traditional computer desk
Usually, when creating an office space, you will require a desk. However, you shouldn’t necessarily assume that a classic computer desk is the best option available. You will find that when you look into bespoke home office furniture, you can design a desk that is built into your other furniture. This is a much better use of space and won’t be as intrusive on the room.
Use the wall space rather than the floor space
Due to the fact that you don’t have much floor space to play with, ensure that you’re making the most of the wall space instead. You really can use the full height of the wall to your advantage and this will give you so much room for all of your office essentials. You may need to think outside the box, but it is definitely worth making the most of this spare space.
Make a style statement
Just because you’re using the nook of your living room, bedroom or dining room, doesn’t mean that your home office area needs to blend into the background. Using elegant bespoke furniture, you can make a style statement and let the office space add life to the room. Don’t be afraid to use colour and pattern, it can work really well.
Purchase a multipurpose office chair
Similarly to your desk, when purchasing a chair for your home office, you don’t have to go for a classic computer chair. You may find that you’re able to use one of your dining chairs so you don’t need to buy anything new, but if not, try to find something comfortable that can be used elsewhere outside of work hours. It is fair to say that extra chairs are always handy to have.
Creating your own home office
It goes without saying that in order to be productive when working from home, having a dedicated office space is essential and even if you always assumed you didn’t have room for a home office, you will now know that it is possible to create something really practical in the smallest space. Hopefully, when using the tips above, you will be able to create the perfect little office area for you to use when working from home.
Should you require any assistance with your home office design, don’t hesitate to contact our team here at Ashford Kitchens and Interiors. We specialise in bespoke home office furniture and you can rely on us to help you create something that is perfect for your needs. You can take a look at the different home office collections on our website today to get a feel for the vast range of different furniture styles we can supply and, of course, if you have any questions at all about fitted home office furniture, we will gladly answer these for you.