A mom friend of mine who is preparing to rejoin the workforce told me that her New Year's resolution was to set up an office for herself at home. Living in a small apartment already optimized to accommodate a family of four, she was starting to despair about how she could possibly fit a desk. Her needs are pretty simple: a dedicated place to sit and work at her laptop with room for a few paper files and notebooks. Hoping to inspire her, I've put together this collection of petite home offices from our archives:
The three main takeaways from these home offices if you, too, are in a small home are:
- Shop for a small desk.
- Identify an underused part of your home to use.
- If you have one to spare, consider converting a closet into an office.