My desk is a mess. I’m trying to pull together all of my paperwork to get my taxes done and I’m realizing that my desk space and office area as a whole completely suck. Working from home is hard on a good day, but when your office space isn’t functioning optimally all it’s doing is dragging you down.
I’ve been researching desks and offices hoping to come up with something that will work for me. The reality is: most of the pictures I’m finding are of empty desks with pretty art. Do these people think I just fell off a turnip truck?
Desks need drawers to function, so where are your drawers dude?
Retro fitting a built-in desk into a closet is a smart use of space. It can create a physical separation between home and work by simply closing the doors. It also leaves the rest of the room free for other uses.
If you cannot be contained in a closet try taking up the entire wall. Unfortunately I have too many windows and doors in my office to get away with this one.
With the amount of storage I need, this setup is close to ideal. Whether you have a modern piece like IKEA’s Expedit or a re-purposed cabinet, both closed and open storage are at your fingertips.
The aesthetics and functionality of this desk combination work in perfect harmony. The top of the wooden desk keeps important items in view and leaves the glass top trestle desk uncluttered. There are also plenty of drawers to keep small office supplies in check.
No matter how efficient your work space design is there will always be some degree of distraction when working from home. Be sure to enjoy it.