More and more people are working from home these days, and it can be difficult to find space in your home to devote to this purpose—especially if you live in an urban apartment. Multitasking your space, especially when you don’t have a lot to work with, is crucial to making the most of your home. Before starting any renovation project, consider the practical goals you want to achieve. Remodeling projects can offer a clear purpose and focus to space that was previously not being used to its potential. The closet that houses the standing shelves could easily hold a large desk and chair, making it an ideal work-from-home space—one that you can close the doors on at 5 p.m.!
Consider that old formal dining room you never use, the closet that’s stuffed with items you haven’t used for years, or maybe a loft space or den that’s dark and unwelcoming. They can be transformed into your new work space with a little creativity and the right layout. This writer’s den used to be hidden behind a closet door and accessed through a narrow door and ladder. With a little bit of modification, the small cramped space was transformed into a writer’s getaway complete with a bookshelves and desk space.
If you’re not one to do a lot of formal entertaining and prefer your kitchen and family room to the closed off formal dining room, change things around a bit. Make the room into your personal zen space and fill it with library shelves and a reading area. Now that never seen or used space in your home is a new place to relax and read in the evening or work from home on your laptop.
Even the smallest spaces in your home have great potential and sometimes a little change in layout is all your house needs to be your dream home.