Working from home can be a curse and a blessing. The curse part is that you're at home and home things are always beckoning you away from work, and vice versa. One sure thing is that if you have a room to call your own, you need to make it an attractive and efficient space where you want to spend time. And if you've just blown the budget on a new furnace, don't worry, these tricks cost practically nothing.
Whether you're crafting, blogging, drawing, or drafting, we've got the DIY desk for you. Check out ten of our faves below and let us know which worktop has you worked up!
It's office month here at Curbly again (can you believe it's already been a year?? My goodness...) and we're excited to kick things off with a roundup of some of our favorite modern home offices across the web! So put your inspiration pants on, kids. This one's going to be a doozy.
Wedding photographer Christa Elyce's home office lacked focus and creative energy, something she felt embarrassed about when meeting with clients. But, with the help of a stylist and a few money-saving tricks, she was able to transform this space into a true reflection of her personality and artistic vision! Check it out below!
This small home office was in a sad, styleless state with its pale blue walls, uninspired flooring, and a mishmash of furniture. The after is anything but!
In the final days of our "Work_____" series, we thought it was only fair to give you a tour of the offices, studios, and desks of the folks that make Curbly happen. So, have a peek at the spaces where our articles are researched and written, photos shot and edited, mistakes made, things learned, and the DIY community built.
We all have a room like this (or had one at some point): small, dark, and, let's face it, a bit grim. For whatever reason, these rooms are always destined to become home offices. It's just their nature. Fortunately, with clever storage solutions and a bright color scheme they can become...
Those are big words, I realize, but this really may be the brightest, happiest, most perfectly colorful space I've ever laid eyes on. Don't believe me? Read on!
Created to use as a dining table, wouldn't this make quite the design statement as your home office desk? Up until now, the DIY ones I've seen aren't quite up to snuff. Knock Off Decor just featured this one yesterday with a link to the tutorial.
What? "Thriftastic" is totally a word. And really, it's the best word to describe this cheerful, all-in-one home office/crafting station.
This may be one of my favorite workspaces to date. It's clean and modern with a Scandinavian vibe - or in other words it's absolutely gorgeous!
Like me, Chrissie is a used furniture junkie. She also loves auctions. Right after selling one of her made-over pieces on Craigslist, she found this pecan finish (ugh!) credenza at an auction and turned it into one sassy green tart of a credenza. Just for fun, she gave the top a chalkboard paint finish.
Kitchen and bathroom makeovers sort of grab my attention, but garage, basement and shed makeovers stop me dead in my surfing tracks. In fact, this detached two car garage turned studio/office has me looking at my "dumpy" garage with new hope. After the conversion, the remodel increased the garage to include a bathroom, a loft and a roof deck. See the slick and modern results.