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How To Create a Home Office from Scratch - Creating a Dual Purpose Home Office

home office in guest room with loft bed


The year 2020 took an unexpected turn when almost the entire world came to a standstill due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Those who were lucky enough to still have a job were forced to work remotely from the comfort of their homes.

The best thing about working from home is that you get to see your family almost every minute and enjoy a home-cooked meal at random hours. However, working from home, especially for those who aren't used to it, can be hectic and full of distractions.

For maximum productivity, you need to transform a little space in your home into a fully functional office.  Luckily there are so many exciting and fun ideas you could implement and end up with great office spaces at the comfort of your home.

Interestingly most of the ideas are not cost-intensive and involve working with what you already have to achieve a working area you will love. Let's explore several cost-efficient ideas on how to create a home office.


Turn a Bedroom Or Guestroom into a Home Office

This is an idea that most people would easily relate to. This is because many people have an extra room that is spared for guests. Seeing that you don't have guests all the time, there are plenty of ideas that could turn the space into a comfortable office and converted back to a guest room when need be.

Some of the ideas include using murphy or loft beds.  And if you don't have an extra bedroom, these space saving beds can provide room for a desk without overly cramping a bedroom that is in regular use. Another option is using a sofa bed if you want to create a home office with comfortable seating for clients.

Murphy Bed System for Home Office

Perhaps this idea has already crossed your mind. Yes, it is worth considering. It is top on the list of creative ways to come up with an office space. Murphy beds are also commonly referred to as wall beds. You may already have this at home. These beds fold up to a cabinet attached to the wall when they are not in use. This means that once they fold up, there's plenty of room left for you to work with for multiple functions.

Interestingly, murphy beds have been made in very innovative ways, and that includes being modified such that when they fold back, the cabinet running horizontally can serve as a desktop. So all you need to do is add an office chair, and there you have it! You can also add some creative, functional pieces to the side or across.

By investing in a murphy bed, you will always have extra space for your office necessities, and it gives you a lot of room just as you love it. The built-in cabinets can serve as bookshelves .this way, working from home will be much more bearable as you can go about your office work and hold meetings without disturbance. There are multiple ideas when murphy beds are concerned, so look around and pick one that matches your style and gives you the comfort of an office you deserve.

Home Office Loft Beds with Desks

This is another fabulous idea of a space that you could utilize as a home office if you don't have one. A loft bed has two levels. The top-level is used as a bed while the lower level is used as a study area as it has a desk. Many people use this space in different ways, depending on priority. If you are looking to create an office at home, this is one area to consider.

All you need is to set up your office at the bottom level. Additionally, you will need an office chair, and you will be on your way to enjoying your home office. You can play around with this space without altering its initial functionality.


Creating a Home Office in a Small Space

If you live in a studio apartment without a murphy bed or a loft bed, you need not worry. It is possible to create an office right there in your small space. One of the ideas you could consider is using your closet to serve as your desk area. This will give you an ideal working space, and all you will need is a seat, and you are set.

Another idea would be to get a small office desk and fit it beside your sofa. This desk will serve as your office with the addition of a chair. You could even get a desk lamp if you work way into the night. The thing is, don't feel limited simply because you live in a small space. There are plenty of creative ways to come up with a space that could serve as your office.


Basement Space Or Attic Home Office

Most of the people have a basement room or an underutilized attic space. This could be because there was previously no need to alter these spaces. But seeing that almost everyone is working from home and in need of some office space, these could be places to consider. All you need to do is sort out the existing clutter and dispose of what may not be useful anymore. This way, you will be able to create a space that can fit your desk and seat. You now have a comfortable and quiet office.


Convert a Garage Into Home Office

If you already have a garage space in your home, try and see if you could find some space to incorporate your office. If you can get some space, well and good because you will have found yourself an ample office space in the comfort of your home. The good thing about a garage is that most of these spaces are located away from the house, which may provide a peaceful and quiet place to work.


Parting Shot...

There are countless ideas on creating a home office from scratch—creating a convenient space that could serve as your office depends on the space available and the budget you have in mind. The most simple ways involve working with what you already have in terms of cabinets, wall brackets.

Another brilliant idea would be to find a space to squeeze in a desk and a seat, and you are set. This could be a corner in your house or any other room that could serve this purpose. Seeing that people may be working from home for a longer time than anticipated, the need for an office at home has become a necessity.

From the look of things, we may all need a home office that works for you and keeps you going. Working from home is the new norm, and it wouldn't hurt to create a memorable space to embrace this new working culture.