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Home Office Blues
PostedbySuper UseronTuesday, 01 July 2014in Realtors Real Estate Sales BlogFont size:LargerSmaller
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I have been putting off creating a home office for quite some time now. My argument was I did not have the time or room, but now I have to find the space as my living room is cluttered with my work stuff, which is constantly getting in the way. The house has three bedrooms; the master bedroom, the kids’ and the guest room. I occasionally have relatives visiting, so having the guest room feels necessary, but I am going to change it into my guestroom / office.
My biggest problem is figuring out how to juggle my home office/ guestroom, and not make my guest feel uncomfortable when I need to work at night. Is it bad if I make them sleep on the couch? I mean one night on the sofa can’t hurt?
I currently only have office equipment but no office furniture. Where am I supposed to place my laptop? Usually I work with it on the sofa in front me, but that causes my neck to hurt. When I need to print, I sit on the floor, as my printer resides on the floor of my living room.Now that I am working from home full-time that definitely won’t work.
So desk, chair, cabinet and drawers are needed. Sigh! Who has time to go furniture shopping plus who can afford it, on a startup endeavor? Not me! As I stare outside, mentally cursing myself, and thinking about my new expenses, it stood there staring right back at me……..my patio table. Yes! My patio table! That table is only touched when it’s being cleaned, the kids do not even play on it. Hello new desk! What else can I use? There is the coffee table, I can use that for my printer and the guestroom has a built in closet which I can add a couple shelves for storage. One half of the room will have a bed and dresser, and the other side will be my office.
I need to make my space a little more like an office as it still feels like a bedroom with the bed on one side of the room. Simply by switching the bed and the office space around, so that the office space is the first thing I see, and give dual access for the bedroom, that way the guests are comfy,( well as comfy as any guest should be), who wants relatives over-staying their welcome, ha ha, and I can still get my work done.
Research shows that purple is supposed to stimulate the imagination, so I will try to integrate purple into my office, plus I like the colour. I have some old wine bottles and with the kids’ help, I will paint them purple, and add sand and flowers to enhance the décor of the office. Look at me being creative! Also my kids painted cups awhile back with smiley faces and flowers, which I had no use for, but now I can use them as stationery holders, plus it’s a good idea having things that reminds me of them in my office, to keep me smiling.
At the end of the day it’s all about making the space your own! What means the most to you, actually walking into my office now, is so me!I can’t believe I am saying this, but I actually enjoy it .
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