It's amazing how a fresh detail can totally transform a piece. Anyone feeling like their home workspace is less than inspiring should check out this easy DIY project. Inexpensive gold carpet trim gives this raw wood desktop a finishing edge and simple gilded style.
Marble countertops have become part of the renovation/decor vernacular thanks to TV makeover shows (though a distant second to the ever-popular granite countertop). But despite marble's beauty, it's rarely mentioned as a material for DIY projects because of its weight and cost, which makes this custom made midcentury inspired home office project unique...
Messy desks can be a productivity suck. If clutter keeps you from being efficient, there are a few ways to prevent the mess from happening. Entrepreneur asked some experts (including Maxwell) for tips on how to keep a desk tidy and ready for work:
Wendy from Designed to Dwell had a perfectly nice formal study, yet she came to a realization I think we've all had at some point: sometimes what we think we like isn't our style after all. Check out how Wendy lightened and brightened to create a completely fresh new room that's much more her.
Coltography's closet home office was already a space efficient and streamlined affair, with cables and wires thoughtfully routed through the wall from PC to a trio of wall-mounted screens. But with improvement in mind, this industrious gent set out to eke out even more usable desk space with an impressive modification merging desk with computer...
As tasks at hand get bigger, the space available on your desk seems to become smaller. When your workload is outgrowing your desk, there are a few ways to expand usable space. Just look up, down or sideways and think out of the box.
Reading the comments after Christina's closet-turned-office space post on Monday, I found some discussion about facing the wall while you work. If you have a desk at home, do you prefer to face the room or have your back to it? What about windows and doors? Or, do you prefer "floating" in the middle of the room?
Sometimes the only space for a home office is in the corner of a kitchen, bedroom, inside a closet, or maybe even at the end of the hallway. The Spacebox is designed for these instances, and ekes out not only a work surface for a laptop, but also offers additional storage sections in a floating wall-mounted setup. Made with a plastic melamine frame, the Spacebox is lightweight and cleans up easy, while the whole desk folds down flat and converts into a space efficient wall shelf/display.
Yesterday's review of an automated standing desk brought forth plenty of "anything less expensive?" inquiries from friends and readers alike. Here's an affordable alternative for those who don't need push button height adjustment: this high dining table costs about a third of the price of yesterday's standing desk, with dimensions suitable for working while standing or from a stool. The built-in shelves accommodate for wide and smaller items, making it both multi-functional and a small space home office solution for those seeking a stand-up solution on a budget.