Create a Home Office in your Dining Room

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Design and Decorating

It can be difficult to find just the right space for a home office. Many people simply don’t have a spare room for one.

If you’re in this position, think outside the box for a minute. Do you have a formal dining room that you only use a few times a year? Well, why couldn’t you use it as a home office the rest of the time?

You can go with the basics. A laptop set up on your dining table gives you plenty of work space. If you want to take the next step, add a rolling filing cart to hold your papers. Both laptop and cart can be wheeled out of your dining room easily when it’s time to entertain.

If you need more to your office than that, see if you can spare some cabinet or buffet space for office supplies. You may also want to see if you could find a wooden file cabinet in a style and size that would work in your dining space.

Adding a floor lamp could be helpful if your dining room lighting is not designed for your work needs. Finally, if you find yourself spending more and more time in your dining room home office, you may want to get a real office chair on wheels. Just be sure to protect your flooring from scratches and other damage.

You can give yourself many of the benefits of a real home office while still keeping the option of going back to dining room mode when you want to entertain.

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