June 27, 2011 § Leave a comment
One office, one computer, one work space, two people. ^ That does not work for many.
In the upcoming months, I will be working on making an efficient home office for two that I will be sharing with another, so I have been doing some research to figure out what the best arrangement would be. I really like the T-shaped desk because it gives some extra surface space for both work areas compared to other layouts. I also think it is really important to make use of the wall by hanging shelves and stacking boxes (like photo boxes) to store items because I feel overwhelmed and more stressed when clutter is sitting about when I need to focus; hiding it away, neatly in boxes helps me keep a clear mind. I also like the idea of keeping something to write on or hang things on behind the work area on the wall, like a chalk board (or use chalk paint on the wall), a magnetic board or a cork board. For cork boards I think they look best covered in fabric, or simply painted. They have cork tiles you can buy at office supply stores now; I think it would also be cute to make a checkerboard pattern with them by painting half the tiles one color, and the other half another.
February 27, 2011 § Leave a comment
Often we are short on space and don’t have a place for the office. The office should be in a separate area, not in the family room, and most certainly not the bedroom; the bedroom should be an escape of relaxation and an office only reminds us of the thousands of things we still haven’t done and keeps our stress a constant. The solution? Tuck it away in a closet. It’s there when you need it but doesn’t act as a permanent to-do list reminder. You can even use the closet in your room, but truthfully, I’ve never heard of someone having an extra closet in their room. If you don’t have a spare closet, but have a bit of room, you can turn an armoire into a functional little office. There are even pre-made computer armoires if you don’t have the time to create one yourself.