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Creating Custom Home Office Space

by Jamie M. Ross 10/14/2020

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With more people working from home today than ever before, many are looking to add a home office to their house. Some may think that they don't have enough space to make this happen; however, folks don't need an entire room to add a home office. There are a few great tips and tricks that can turn almost any space into a comfortable, functional home office.

Turn a Laundry Room into a Home Office

One of the first places that should be looked at is the laundry room. With careful planning, along with some ingenuity, homeowners can take their laundry room and turn it into a functional home office. Clever carpentry can place a pull-out cabinet in the room along with a few heavy-duty drawer glides. By folding these key items into existing wall space, a seemingly small laundry room can turn into a beautiful home office. 

Looking at an Existing Bedroom

Another place that people can look for a home office is in their guest bedroom. This doesn’t mean that they need to take over the entire guest bedroom as their office space; however, the closet might offer some intriguing opportunities. Removing the door from the closet can add a significant amount of workable space. After all, some might not need a door in their closet at all. Then, think about using the closet rod to hang shelves and other useful items. Suddenly, with so much usable hanging space, the closet no longer seems nearly as crowded.

Put the Alcove to Use

Another great place to look for a home office is at an alcove. There are a lot of home structures that have quite a bit of awkward, recessed space. These nooks are great places to repurpose as a usable workspace for both adults and kids. This is a great location for kids to do their homework in addition to adults using this space to get their own work done. It might even be a good idea to add a double desk to increase the working space. A double desk will also create more room for storage and displays.

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Jamie M. Ross

When you are looking to move to a new home, you want someone on your side that is a neighborhood expert. Someone that can simplify the process and help you embrace the journey. Jamie has not only lived in Lindenhurst for the last 14 years, but is actively involved. She currently serves as the Executive Director of the Lindenhurst/Lake Villa Chamber of Commerce and has served on the Lake Villa District 41 PTO board as well as a local girl scout leader in the past.  As an active member of the community, Jamie is positioned to leverage her knowledge to help her clients not only sell or find their home, but be a continued resource for whatever they need in the future.