When you're setting up a secondary workstation or you're just limited in space in your place, then you have to get creative. Yes, large desks are nice to use, but they usually get overwhelmed with clutter very rapidly because of too much desk real estate isn't conducive to always being on top of your desktop clutter.
Keeping your home office free of clutter can be a challenge if you tend to use it a lot. One solution to this problem is simply reducing the size of your workstation. It will stop you from accumulating numerous stacks of papers and things all over your desk.
1. The Living Room Workstation The living room can also be used for a workstation. Although it might seem counterintuitive, when you need a secondary workstation, the living room often has enough space for one. This one includes an easy custom-assembled desk, that will perfectly fit in your nook.
2. The Alcove Home Office Every nook and cranny can potentially be transformed into a home office workstation. Just check out this one, which was placed in a tiny alcove.
3. The Narrow Bedroom Workstation This narrow workstation can fit in most bedrooms without any problems. It's thin enough so that you barely notice it, but it looks really good since it's mostly glass. The compact desk has space for a desktop and peripherals.
4. The Japanese Workstation Just because you don't have much space, that doesn't mean that you can't have a home studio coupled together with your workstation. Take a look what Haku did in Yokohama.
5. The Tiny Laptop Workstation When all fails, you can find a few of these compact laptop workstations that will allow you to put together a tiny but effective place to work.
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