From utterly inspirational 1912 Bungalow comes another labor of love. This time it's the bungalow's home office. The 'before' proves that old axiom about renovation: things always get worse before they get better. In this case, the worse was the condition of the plaster walls after removing the wallpaper. Ultimately, all the suffering was worth while according to Heather and David, the lucky bungalow's owners. Take a look (and, yes, they added
Rather than a Before and After, I'd like you to start thinking beyond the expected furniture reuse of this Highboy. Most would automatically think of it as a bedroom piece, but when I saw the restyled look, I knew it could be tricked out for office use.
It's Foodie Friday, but it's also office month here at Curbly, so today I've decided to combine the two topics and round up a little inspiration for those who dream to have the perfect little home
Seventeen-year-old Joel Vardy needed more workspace at his desk, so instead of expanding out, he decided to build up and take advantage of the high ceiling in his room. He's provided a pictorial
Got a closet? Need a home office? No worries. With some advice from Country Living you can transform a closet--like the one pictured above--into a home office--like the one pictured below.
Advice from the pros:
- Your new desk can be nothing more than a couple of standard filing cabinets (shot with Krylon) with wheeled stands attached to their bottoms for easy moving.
- The desk's top? A chunk of melamine.
Restoration Hardware's Mayfair Steamer Secretary Trunk may or may not be the most practical solution for a small office space, but it's hands down one of the most awesome things I've ever seen! Duuude! It's an office...in a TRUNK!!
This is the OfficePOD. Think of it like a home office that you plop down in your back yard, kind of like a garden shed. Made of the highest quality and finishes, OfficePODs allow users to have a dedicated workspace at home, which means fewer distractions and fewer distractions equal higher productivity.
Melissa at The Inspired Room has assembled a cornucopia of very clever home office solutions. From desk configurations to storage ideas to one-of-a-kind decorative touches, her ideas will certainly get your creative juices flowing.
Ribbons. I like them. A LOT (a 12-steps-in-my-near-future lot). Things with ribbons on or in them are just better. Like this:
A bulletin board with ribbons AND buttons. Be still my heart.
To make one, maybe for the weird space behind your desk, or you know, wherever, you'll need:
- Cork board
- RIBBON lovely lovely ribbon
- buttons, beads or other additional embellishments
Whether you're writing your next novel, balancing your checkbook, or simply creating a killer Curbly post, it's essential to be inspired and motivated by your workspace. Here's ten ideas for making your home office a creative haven on the cheap.
- Buy a Plant
- Get a Recycling System
- Tidy Up the Wires
Bind cords together
Clamp long running wires to walls
- Get retractable cords.
- Bind cords together
- Add a Filing Cabinet
- Organise Your Desk
- Get some Colour
- Get a Clock