Diy Home Office
If you’ve ever had the opportunity to work from home, you know how influential your home office furniture can be with regard to your productivity. The desk, in particular, plays a critical role in any office space, particularly one at home. It should be functional and comfortable. Although having a customized desk built to fit your specific space can be expensive, the good news is that there are many DIY options out there for a DIY computer desk. These can be made into a corner desk, a closet desk, or really any size or shape your home office space requires. And, best of all, since you’ve made it yourself, the desk will be completely original. Here are some inspiring DIY office desks for you to check out:
Diy Home Office
Home Office Design Ideas The idea of “working from home” sounds dreamy, but you have to make sure you have a proper work environment if you are to get any actual work done. From the right office supplies to thoughtful ways to personalize and optimize your space, here are our best home office design ideas.
Diy Home Office
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Diy Home Office
Taking care of your documents, tools and supplies at your office doesn’t have to be a boring thing to do. A little creativity can go a long way on saving you money and getting experience with crafting DIY ideas. A lot of the solutions that you are going to see below are extremely simple and require nothing more than just gathering material which you must have somewhere laying around your home. The first step of crafting your own storage and organization solutions is to know what you need before you do anything else. For example, if you want to tidy up your desktop, you’ll need to look for something that can either fit on top of your desk while organizing the stuff that it replaces or something that you can put somewhere else but will still have good organization features and will be within reach. The same goes for spacious offices where you have lots of things lying around but not enough storage surface to use for storage. In this case, you’ll have to look for something that can be placed on a wall or in a corner and will have quite a large storage potential.
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If you have some old shelves lying around and you’re not quite sure what to do with them, look no further than this DIY computer desk design. Grab a top for your table (use wood cut to size then sand it), and lay the top on top of the two supporting shelves. Prime and paint everything to fit your taste. The benefit of something like this is that you can use what you already have, and it will be a completely unique home office desk – with plenty of storage or display area.
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Although there are actually quite a few options out there these days for chic office accessories, you can also give your regular stapler or boring trashcan an easy upgrade with spray paint. Grab your favorite color at your local hardware store, bring your office supplies outside, put down some newspaper and start spray painting. While you certainly can use different colors, you can create a bit more symmetry on your desk by using the same color paint for all of your office supplies. I’ve had a lot of luck spray painting staplers, metal trash cans, pen cups and tape dispensers.
Another fun office hack is to look for vintage office supplies to jazz up your space. I often find unique things such as these old scissors at thrift stores and flea markets. But you don’t just need to focus on actual office supplies; try using vintage cups and saucers for storage of little desk supplies like paper clips, thumbtacks or small items like erasers. You can use vintage serving pieces to stack your notebooks on, old cake stands for craft supplies or vintage mail sorters to keep track of your paperwork.
Closet Office An unused closet has office area potential, as shown here by Rate My Space user Jennifer Jones. The elegant wallpaper and shelving make it pretty enough to display, but she could also choose to conceal the office area with tension rods and curtain.
The idea of “working from home” sounds dreamy, but you have to make sure you have a proper work environment if you are to get any actual work done. From the right office supplies to thoughtful ways to personalize and optimize your space, here are our best home office design ideas.
Making sure everything has its place in your home office is one of the keys to your daily work success. And for some unique storage hack ideas, look toward the kitchen for some inspiration. While I definitely think you’ll want to keep your desk drawers in tip top shape, Ikea has a number of great options for wall storage that could work really well for your office. Take some inspiration from this space and try organizing your supplies in chic buckets hung on a rail. You can even use hooks to hang things like your scissors or other craft supplies. Small storage shelves meant for spices work great for containers filled with paper clips or extra staples, small flower arrangements, or even stacks of colored notes.
This hack is particularly helpful if you don’t have a dedicated office space and need to set up shop in an unused corner or extra closet space. While a desk is certainly a great choice for anyone who is setting up their office space, you can often use furniture meant for other things to serve as your desk (or serve double duty as a desk AND something else). This console/storage unit has a pull out that serves as the perfect desk when you need it, but it can also be stored away when you’re not hard at work. Consoles, dressers and even bookcases can work as makeshift desks when you don’t quite have enough room to carve out space for a dedicated desk area.
An unused closet has office area potential, as shown here by Rate My Space user Jennifer Jones. The elegant wallpaper and shelving make it pretty enough to display, but she could also choose to conceal the office area with tension rods and curtain.
The next thing that you need to do is find the materials that you are going to use for your project which will be very easy to find most of the times as the point of DIY is also to re-purpose other things that you are not currently using for anything. After you’ve found everything you need, you’ll have to dedicate some time to get all the pieces together and finish your project. To do this, you could also seek the help from your friends or co-workers which will also be a great excuse to get together outside of work. Enjoy!
My husband and I “share” space in the middle of our Great Room! Dining table behind me, Recliner and Chaise in front of me. We but a beautiful old door between my small desk and the living room chairs just to block off living room/ dining room…..wish I had a wall. I love, love all of your DIY projects!
This is a more elaborate project, although it’s totally doable with some planning and careful construction. Building a solid and stable (and stylish!) desk from scratch is not difficult, but it’s not the easiest DIY, either. But it’s a great way to get exactly what you want. In this case, it all started with an old solid wood door.
Love some of these organization tips, but I especially appreciate visual examples of really functional work spaces like the first picture or the two-desk room. As someone who telecommutes, I’m always on the hunt for inspiration for a home work space that’s designed for heavy, everyday use – real chairs, great storage, multiple monitors, etc. A closet desk is genius for bills and writing the occasional thank you note; not so much M-F, 8-5. Would love to see a feature on DS dedicated to examples of the full-time home office!
We hope you’ve been inspired by the infinite desk-making possibilities available to you. It can be something elaborate or something minimal – whatever speaks to you and your time and ability. But the point is, DIYing a home office desk is not only possible, but it’s often preferable to achieve the size, style, and price-point you want. Good luck, and enjoy the process!