Our 5 Favorite Non-Desk Work Spaces at Home

Our 5 Favorite Non-Desk Work Spaces at Home

Anthony Nguyen
Sep 8, 2011

For those of us who have had the opportunity to work from home, we know that when work calls, there are no boundaries to where you'll end up cranking away at e-mails. This also means you can get pretty creative with the spaces you work in. Here's our top 5, sanitation standards need not apply.

1. The Back Patio: Need some privacy and a reason to build up an oasis of outdoor pillows? Spruce up the back patio with an extra long water-proof extension cord to create the perfect outdoor workspace.

2. The Front Patio/Balcony: If you've got a longing to reconnect with society when you're isolated in your bathrobe, the front porch can do wonders in allowing you to yelp a friendly "hello" to neighbors you've never seen before and give strangers the illusion of not having to work at all (when we all know you've got several hundred e-mails to sift through).

3. The Chair Next To Your Bed That You Normally Don't Use: For work, this is perfect. Given you have the kind of chair we're thinking of (the occasional one with a pillow and ottoman), it provides a comfortable lounge angle with close proximity to convenience such as the bathroom, power plugs, and bed when you need a break from the intensive number-crunching. For many, this could also include an exercise bike in the bedroom, as shown above.

4. The Loo: While most of us will deny this one in particular, there is some comfort of knowing you can these days bring a laptop into the bathroom without anyone judging you.

5. The Kitchen Table: A classic conversion workspace, the dining room table is the perfect candidate for work, not only for its large surface area and proximity to junk food, but it's usually private and away from distractions such as the TV and random strangers. Just make sure you craft a good workflow, otherwise you'll end up like this guy.

Got a favorite non-desk workspace? Share it below!

(Image: Flickr member Gareth Saunders licensed for use under Creative Commons; Savasplace.com via Reddit)

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