Make an Inspiring Workspace in a Small Home While Sticking to a Budget
By: Alice Robertson Moving is not just about transporting all your stuff safely from one house to the next — or at least it shouldn’t be. It should be about maximizing your new home’s potential to meet the needs of your family. Of course, that can be easier said than done. So, before you call the movers to load up your belongings, it’s important to think about how to best utilize the spaces in your new home – starting with a workspace. No matter the size of your home, if you’re in need of a home office, it is possible to have one. Creating a home office doesn’t mean you have to have a lot of square footage or a designated room just for the office. The rules are simple: use the space you have and create a work area that inspires you. Below you will find some budget-friendly tips on how to create a workspace in your small home that inspires imagination and productivity.
Planning and BudgetingWhether you’re looking to run a business from your home, occasionally work from home, or require an office to organize your life, you will want to design an office that fits your needs, your budget, and your home design. Start by putting together a game plan:
- Where is the best place in the home to set up an office that has limited distractions, allows for seating, and provides enough space that you don’t feel like sardines in a can?
- Can you reorganize the arrangement of your rooms or use a closet to fit an office?
- How much do you have to spend on creating a space?
- What do you need to do your work?
- What do you want?
- What inspires you?