How To: Create Home Office Space
Now more than ever, a home office is necessary for modern life. But how do you find space for a home office in your already-packed-to-the-gills city apartment or condo? I’ll show you how!
The first place to consider, if you have a multi-level home, is under your stairs! It can be as simple as placing a desk with drawers or storage and a chair at the highest end, or you can create a full built-in workspace.
The next-best place to uncover space is in your living area. Bonus points if you have an open-plan living/dining room, like my client’s San Francisco condo.
By creating a wall of custom cabinetry, we tamed storage and organization into a beautiful, single unit with a built-in desk.
Open shelving allows frequent-use items to stay within reach, while displaying beloved memories near her corner desk. The key is to edit by rotating collectibles, instead of adding to the ones already on display.
Another not-so-secret place for a home office is your guest bedroom, or even a main bedroom, depending on your room use. In my client’s SF bay area condo, we needed space for a bed and a second desk, but not at the same time.
Again the solution was custom cabinetry, this time creating a convertible bed and fold-down desk, plus open shelving for this guestroom/home office. There’s even a fold-down bedside table to help guests feel at home, doubling as concealing storage when in use as a home office. Easy, smart and beautiful!
Kimball Starr Interior Design creates space for home offices throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Nevada, and she can for you, too. Contact her today for a consultation!