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How To Renovate Your Home Into A Place You Can Work And Live

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If you’re a work-from-home mom or want to start using more flexi-time to look after the kids, you will need a space that allows you to be productive. You may have heard other parents claim that working from home is impossible. However, if you sit in bed with the television on – then of course concentrating will be a struggle. If you want to create a home space that also works as an efficient office, here are a few aspects to consider. 

Fix the big issues first 

If you are dying to use the extension on the side of your house as a personal office, but leaks and disrepair make it a daily hazard, then it may be time to bit the bullet and get it fixed. Finding a contractor who can create a custom made metal roof for you will solve your problems and help you create a safe-to-live-in space. 

Clear space

Having a clear space will create a clear mind. If you have a small desk in your living room, which also happens to be littered with kids’ toys, you won’t be in the right frame of mind. However, clearing space doesn’t always mean putting a few books away here and there. Sometimes a clear-out can involve a significant re-shuffle. Here are a few ways to effectively clear some room and create a working space:

  • Pull out all books and decorative items in the room. Do you really need them or could they be re-loved at a charity shop or thrift store somewhere?
  • Do you have old furniture that is no longer used? This can take up significant room – particularly in spare rooms, which can easily become a junk yard for unwanted furniture and ornaments. 
  • Rearrange furniture: by pulling furniture out and trying it for size in different corners of the room, you not only ensure that every nook and cranny is cleaned, but you will also get to see if you are using your furniture to the best of its abilities in the space you have. 

Make the most of small spaces

If you don’t have a huge amount of space in your home, the best option is to make the most of small spaces. However, this could ultimately end up working for you. For example, if you prefer to use a standing-desk, or would rather sit at a stool when working, then creating a corner-station can maximize the room you have, and give you a space to come back to in between working around the house. 

Make it inviting

In order to have a home office space you want to work in, you will need to make it inviting. If you have a bad tendency to prop your laptop up in bed, you will need a chair and desk that are comfy enough to pull you away from the covers. Having an inspiration wall in front of your desk or visually-appealing ornaments are the best ways of making a space that gets your mind going. 

Having an office space at home that is pleasant to be in can be incredibly rewarding. Knowing that you created your own home office can be just as gratifying as the work you create in it. Remember to fix repairs, remove clutter and create an environment that’s inviting. 

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