Whether or not you work from home, a home office is a space that can come in handy. It can be used for handling important items like your finances or a designated space for your kids to do their homework.
What do you do if you don’t have a specific office space in your mobile home though? Here are some ways that you can convert a nook in your home to your very own home office!
What should you look for when designating a space? First, decide how much space you will be needing. Overall, you won’t need much to make a makeshift office.
Here are some suggestions to help you consider your needs:
- Do you need a place to write?
- Do you have just a computer with one monitor, or two?
- Will you need space for a printer or a place for a phone?
- Will you need all the above?
Pinpointing your needs will help you create the idea nook and utilize the space in the best way for you!
Once you have decided on what all you will need for your office, look around your home for spaces that you can utilize.
Some examples are:
- A closet – You can take the doors off or leave them on, then close them to hide your office! You can slide a desk in or even make a built-in space and add a chair. To get power here, run an extension cord.
- A spare nook in your kitchen – Do you have a coffee bar that you can move and utilize that space?
- An unused corner – You can create a corner desk or standard one to create your space.
- Are you a family that rarely uses the kitchen table to eat? Take advantage of the large space and set up your home office there!
- Do you have any other unused space areas that could be better utilized? You can use that space to set up shop there.
If you don’t have a desk already, you can get crafty to create the space you need! You could:
- Use a spare table you or a friend may have
- Dive in at a thrift store to find the perfect desk or table
- Search yard sales
- Build one
- Convert an old bookshelf
Once you have the basics set up, find yourself a comfortable chair. This could be one you have around your home or can search for one the same way you found your desk space.
Finally, personalize! Take your small space and decorate. Add plants, pictures, mirrors, and a lamp to name a few suggestions to make the space cozy and your own little office away from work.