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How to work from home without a home office

How to work from home without a home office

Would you ever have imagined that you'd miss your cubicle, with the super bright overhead lights and the community fridge? And that you’d even miss the guy who took your lunch from the community fridge? Welcome to the new normal. While we may not be able to help out with how to manage a zoom meeting when a diaper needs changing, we can offer up some ideas for making a space at home to get things done with a little more focus.

The bedroom boardroom

The bedroom boardroom

If the rest of your home is filled with the hustle and bustle of family life during work hours, a bedroom could be your best bet to get some privacy and quiet, whether you are finishing up a novel or slamming though a slideshow with your remote-learning students. A fold-down desk is an on-off space saver of a solution, perfect for a room that serves a completely different purpose in off-work hours.

The wardrobe workspace

The wardrobe workspace

With the right pieces, you can fit an amazing amount of functionality in a super small footprint. A pegboard keeps things organised while freeing up space in the drawer. The standing support is a good way to keep your posture in check and tucks away neatly under the desk. And when you’re done with your workday, simply close the doors.

Conference call central

Conference call central

How to take your existing kitchen table area and turn it into the perfect spot for virtual co-working? Add organisation and storage to the surrounding walls. Pegboards with accessories keep all the little workday necessities in easy reach - no need to even turn off the camera to grab what you need. Adding a few extra open shelves gives you space for files, supplies, equipment and books without crowding the all important cooking and eating goods that take pride of place in this busy room.

A closed corner is now open for business

A closed corner is now open for business

Awkward hard-to-use inbetween spaces can become fully functional when you add pieces that make the most of vertical wall space. A two drawer unit with supports is a just-right sized laptop desk, while an adjustable wall lamp and shelves add focus and function.

Open space to workplace

Open space to workplace

Here's a table that is a desk for one or two by day (with built in drawers for chargers and headphones) and a dinner table for four in the evening. It can even fold down to a very narrow footprint and be tucked against the wall to create open space for dance parties or workouts to get in a little rise in your at-home heartrate.

The on-off-office

The on-off-office

A compact kitchen dining solution can do double duty as a sit/stand work desk. Roll in the sturdy trolley that holds all your work stuff when its time to get down to business and zip it away at the end of the day. A pegboard and wall hung task lamp keep the rest of your work necessities close but up and out of the way when you are are enjoying a bite to eat.