Work from home jobs all share one very similar requirement.
They all expect you to have a dedicated home office space. Since having children, I have never had a room exclusively for me to work in. I’ve had to get creative and learn how to deal with working in communal spaces. I am currently tucked into a corner of my dining room. However, my previous home office situations have included: my husband’s garage, the living room and inside of an armoire-hutch.
I have learned that there are lots of ways to create work spaces without having a full room all to yourself. Depending on your home- maybe one of these ideas would work for you?
1. Dual Desk with Bookshelf
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I love this small home office solution for people who need two work spaces! I can see a space like this being useful in so many ways. From having multiple children who need desk space at the same time to spouses who both work from home. DIYIdeas have even give instructions for how to make your own dual desk space using a bookshelf! Looks so simple, practical and is a space saver.
2. Closets are a Small Office Space Cure
CountryLiving, known for their elegant taste, shared how to turn a closet into a fully functional and inspiring work space. Turning a closet into an office is a great way to create a dedicated home office when you work from home. When work is done- you can close the doors and leave it all behind you.
3. Another Closet Conversion- Simple
Maybe your available closet is smaller than the double door closet above. OffBeatHome.com also gives a tutorial for converting a closet into a home office. This time however, it is less glam and maybe more practical for the average person.
4. Armoire- Small Spaces for Home Offices
When I began my work at home career- I was living in a 700 square foot home. We found a cheap armoire style desk from K-Mart and I created a home office space in my living room. It wasn’t easy but it worked. RealSimple.com shared a similar idea as well.
5. Any Corner Will Do
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Turn any available corner into a small office space. I love how this one used a window ledge as part of the table support. Not only is that just the most practical thing to do- but it also keeps you from feeling like you are in trouble and stuck in a corner. You may be in a cramped space but the view outside will let you forget it.
My WAH Office Space
Here is my work space. Like I mentioned before, I work in my dining room- which is in the center of my house. As a mom, it is actually an ideal space for me. My kids can be at the table doing homework, running through pulling each other’s hair, or in the kitchen raiding the fridge and I won’t miss a single moment of it. In fact, I prefer my office space being in the center of the house over being hidden away in a room all alone. I would either rarely work- or really miss my family.
How is your home office set up?
Will you be trying any of these small home office space ideas?