It's a new year and the opportunity for a new start. Plan and decorate a home office that is comfortable and practical and allows you to work from home. We put together a collection of ideas and inspiration to get those creative juices flowing.
Building a couple of side-by-side bookcases using MDF provides ample storage for files and storage baskets, and even space to include a few decorative accessories to add a personal touch to the space.
This compact wall-mounted desk has a
drop-down flap that serves as a
worktop for a laptop that takes up very little space in a small home
office or child's bedroom.
If you are in desperate need of a home office but simply do not have anywhere to set up indoors, you could consider turning a garden shed or wendy into a home office in the garden. When you think about how much a garden shed or wendy costs compared to the cost of adding on a home extension, you would save thousands of Rands.
Whether it's a place to sit when you do your monthly accounts or a small home office, you want to set up a spot that you can claim as yours. We put together a selection of ideas for a practical home office space that looks good and is also an easy do-it-yourself option if you want to save yourself some money.
Acquiring a few basic DIY skills can empower you in so many ways. Just being able to cut your own pieces of wood or board and you can DIY furniture to create your own studio or office using secondhand or salvaged cabinets. These kitchen wall cabinets are 300mm wide and are perfect for create a storage and desk in a small space.
When setting up a home or small business, having business cards printed is the first thing you do, or should do. This project shows how you can transform plain printed business cards (on the cheap) into colourful creations.
The trend in working from home is growing, as more entrepreneurs set up a home office and savvy employers realise the benefits of letting valuable employees base themselves at home. A small workspace or home office can either be a corner of your lounge, a nook, or a dedicated space. Let's take a look at modern spaces that work.
Furniture for a home office, particularly desks, has evolved from being purely functional - to furniture that can be used to set up a home office anywhere in a home. It's stylish, modern and yet still practical as a work space.
This desk made using bar stools and PAR pine is a really affordable way to knock up a practical desk for a home office. Even if you don't have a couple of bar stools you can use, or can't find one that will work, the design is not that difficult that you can easily make even the bar stools. Builders Warehouse stock a selection of cut PAR pine that is affordable and easy to work with at home.
This weekend I decided the time had come to reupholster my chair. The foam has gone so flat, it's like sitting on a block of hard wood. Apart from the fact that the foam has gone flat and the fabric is starting to look a bit grungy, there's nothing else wrong with the chair. Rather than fork out for a new chair, I decided to add some new foam padding and fabric and give my old office chair a makeover.
I have just finished making a desk for a little girl that can also be purposed into a study desk for a child or adult, or a dressing table. This desk / dressing table can be painted in your choice of colour and even distressed if you are looking for a more cottage or shabby chic finish.
If you are setting up a home office, this article deals with DIY furniture options for your home office. There are some amazingly simple and DIY options for a desk for your home office.
In the space of a single generation, communications technology has revolutionized our lives completely. Often it's difficult to remember a time when it wasn't possible to dispatch the printed word across the world instantly, access information on any subject, order goods and services at the touch of a button, and communicate with people and organisations around the world.
If you have a home office or craft room, you will already know how important it is to have plenty of storage for keeping these rooms neat and organised. This handy storage caddy won't cost a lot to make and will provide you with plenty of storage without taking up too much space.
Just like your home, a home office is a reflection of your individual personality and decorating in a style that you love will ultimately result in an office that you enjoy to work it.
Not every home has space for a dedicated home office. But where space is limited it's time to put your creative thinking cap on to invent new ways to incorporate a working space.
To create your own instant workspace anywhere, put a hollow-core door atop two adjustable trestles. Paint the door with Rust-Oleum spray gloss enamel, or cover with self-adhesive vinyl (both available at your local Builders Warehouse.
I’ve never had a problem with brown. I love brown, especially chocolate brown. I think it looks amazing when paired with crisp white or warm cream and a really hot color. But I was totally over brown in my home office. Everything in there was brown, the walls, the furniture, the curtains. Blah blah blah brown.
Working from home brings numerous benefits to one's lifestyle, and using feng shui as part of your decorating can help you make the best of it. Follow these basic feng shui guidelines to create a harmonious and successful feng shui office.
Is the only available work space in your house the dining table? Don’t despair . Here are some ideas that show you just how easy working from home can be - and it can be packed away in minutes!
The only materials that you'll need for this build is a coat hanger, which is quite surprising. That's all. This build is made to work with an external keyboard and mouse, like most ergonomic laptop stands. You'll also need a corner of a desk to anchor your stand to.
With more professionals packing up their laptops and heading for home, the Home Office needs to be a space that not only looks good, but works as well!
If your home office is overflowing with clutter, perhaps it's time to look at getting a bit more organised. If your office is organised you will automatically become more efficient!
Making smart choices about everything from your desk lamp to your Internet access will make your office work for you.