Create an ideabook for your next remodeling project!
Browse more than 1,500,000 photos from top designers and save your favorites
Do you run a paperless office? If the answer is yes, you might want to rethink your furniture needs. Many offices today can run quite efficiently with a simple table, a comfortable chair and good lighting. If you work on a laptop, you could even forgo the office altogether and simply set up your computer on the dining table or kitchen counter as needed.
Style idea: Consider using a wall-mounted lamp to save desk space.
How to go paperless in your home office
Or do you need lots of storage? Be honest. If you print lots of documents or have hard copies of important records that must be saved, you will need a more substantial filing and storage system. Don't scrimp! When you don't allow enough room for what you have, clutter gets out of control. That said, you may be saving more than you really need to, so don't go buy more storage when you could recycle excess documents instead.
Style idea: I am a huge fan of cubby-style shelving in the office. Cubbies take up less visual space than giant cabinets and armoires, and when used in conjunction with baskets, they easily keep things neat and orderly.
Make use of odd spaces. Another great setup for a home business, this space takes full advantage of the steeply sloped attic ceilings with built-in desks and cabinets.
More Ways to Make Use of the Attic