Carve Out An Office In A Small Space

Whether one likes it not or not, most of us do wind up working from home from time to time. And while some of us do have the comfort and luxury of having home offices, libraries, or studies where one can get down to work whenever needed, others are lucky if they can even find enough space to fit a desk into apartments that barely fits their bed.

Architecturally-minded designers who are experts at turning cramped rooms into comfortable, functional spaces have few bits of advice as to how to carve out a workstation in a residence that has a daunting lack of square footage. Read on to find out what they have to say:

Maximise the given wall space:

Use of ceramic wall tiles along with using built-ins and bookshelves help small areas. The same also gives an opportunity to display work-related items and personal collectables, making it a strong focal point for a room.

Use furniture that works double time:

In an area that is tight in space, a desk can be used for more than just work. Try a multi-purpose desk that has a marble look tiles top and can serve both as a work surface or a vanity area to increase the functionality of the whole room.

marble look tiles

Vertical limit (less) :

When there is not enough space for a full shelving unit it is suggested to head onward and upward. This means to use and take advantage of the height of the room. This way one can maximize storage for documents, books, and other work-related goods, allowing you to utilise more of the desk space.

Forgo wires:

The matter of the fact is that we do need technology and to save up on space going wireless is the way to go! Use a piece of furniture or a nearby closet placed beautifully on a ceramic wood tile flooring to house bulky items such as printers and scanners to maintain a sleek and clean work space.

So what if working from home is a pain, at least now your workspace at home is some motivation to get up and finish that brief!

Reuse, Reduce and Recycle

Since grade one we’ve been asked to memorize the 3R’s – Reduce, reuse, and recycle. The 3R’s help one cut down on the amount of waste created and simply thrown away by people. We all learnt that the usage of the concept 3R’s in reality would help in the conservation of natural resources, landfill space, and energy. Alongside, it will also help save up on land space and money.

In the following blog, we have given our own personal twist to it and renamed them as Reuse, Recycle, and REDO! Though the underlying notion remains the same our twist tackles how the waste created can be put to great use and increase the style statement of your space.

Everyone has gone through the struggle of renovating homes and somehow even after a lot of preparation in advance, we always tend to over spend and over buy. So here are our ideas on how to Reuse, Recycle, and Redo:

– Are you a selfie lover? Then create your own DIY photography backdrop in your room using leftover / broken ceramic glazed wall tiles. It is sure to make your selfies look so much better.

glazed vitrified tiles

– Up cycle your file cabinet and give your office space an absolutely new look by using the tiles in the interiors of it. It will further help keep files and documents clean.    

– Bored of the regular photo frames in and around your house? How about you use ceramic floor tiles and paste up your Polaroid photos and prints using the best adhesive for ceramic tile? We think it is a great idea.

– Tile garden? Yes, It is one of the easiest ways to maintain a garden and will add a whole lot of colour to it. Make mosaic tile patterned plant pots and you are good to go.

– Give a new base to your morning cuppa and make use of coloured tiles as coasters.

Your house is now renovated and the pile of tiles wasted and broken have been put to good use. Best of both worlds that is how we like it!

Keeping coming back for such innovative ideas.