Using A Small Space For A Home Office

Since many people are choosing to work at home, they are trying to become creative in transforming a small space into a home office. It is possible to utilize a small room and turn it into a fully functional office space. It takes some creativity and imagination, but it is definitely something that can be done on a relatively small budget. You will definitely want to choose a space that has a door because you will need the room to be as private and quiet as possible.

When choosing a paint color for this room, you should try and stick with colors that are neutral. Colors that are bold tend to make a space look even smaller than it is and you want to avoid these types of colors. Some people choose to use accents and borders because it breaks up the room and makes it appear to be larger. Carpeting or hardwood flooring are both great choices to complete the look.

Accessorizing is very important because you will want to add home decor accents that compliment the decor of the room. It is perfectly acceptable to add a bit of your personality to the room especially if you will be working for many hours in this office. You want it to feel comfortable, yet functional.

In order to get the most out of the space that you have, you should invest in some portable home office storage units. These are very good at saving space and making the most out of the space that you do have. There are many different storage solutions that are available and you can decide which type will better suit your needs.

If the room is in a separate part of the home, you may want to add a portable heating unit. By adding a portable space heater, you can heat the room when in use and turn it off when you are finished working. This can help you to conserve energy and to control the temperature of the room.

Adding a desk to the room will allow you to store all of your important papers, as well as provide a work space for you to use. Some desks take up very little space and are very functional. They come in many different designs and are quite affordable.

By following a few simple guidelines, you can turn that small space into a great work area. Try to avoid cluttering it up with too many items and keep it simple. This will allow you to use the space and still be able to enjoy the area. You will want to be comfortable while you are working and a smartly decorated room will provide you with an independent space.

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This post was written by Noel D'Costa on May 25, 2010

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