Freshome Reader Help: Advice for Home Office Layout

Freshome Reader Help: Advice for Home Office Layout

LUKESF: That’s my home office which is made on the former balcony.

The main thing is how to properly arrange all storage & get some recreation space left (kinda read, watch a movie, doodle with feet up).  So far the only things which seem to be more or less certain are to make a workspace where the niche is and to place a radiator either below the external or internal window.

EDITOR: Freshome Reader’s, LukeSF could use some suggestions for the layout of his home office space.  Leave him suggestions below.

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  • Nathan C. August 22, 2010 at 04:49 AMLogin to Reply →

    Hey LukeSF,

    This is actually a nice small space for an office, if this was my office I would suggest the main desk to face the a window or the room itself but in this case a long desk facing the window along 3.07 would be great looking out into the view.

    As for storage, the area 37×1.04 would be a great spot to create storage that would look like a built in storage, coming flush with the 1.21 wall. Addition shelves can be added on the 2.25 wall, waist height shelves for a tv? or to maximums storage with shelfs to the ceiling.

    As for lounge seating, a comfy single seater couch can be placed in front of the 1.42 and 1.21 wall facing towards the 2.25 wall for a tv and the view!

    And some other points, maybe hanging a nice piece of art work on the 1.21 brick wall and painting the pillar in the middle of the room a lighter colour like white to make it less dominate in the space.

    Hope I helped!

  • sket August 22, 2010 at 18:15 PMLogin to Reply →

    Hey LukeSF. It is a nice space you got there. I like both the walls and the floor. The only thing i dont like is the narrow door, so i took it out along with the interior window wall, and put in a double sliding glass door. Follow the link, download the images and let me know what you think ;)

  • Larry Franchi August 24, 2010 at 11:59 AMLogin to Reply →

    I’ve been visiting your blog for a while now and I always find a
    gem in your new posts. Thanks for sharing.

    I run a related blog and recently was quoted saying…

    Organizing a home office can be difficult. Your work space might be shared with home space. The desk at which you work throughout the day could be the same desk at which you pay bills at in the evening.

    You can see the full post as well as the full context of the
    quote above by checking out the page on my blog…

    Bye for now,
    Larry Franchi

  • George September 1, 2010 at 05:48 AMLogin to Reply →

    place a 1.04m wide shelf in the niche, and along the window, place a nice long desk. a nice comfy chair with a side table on the 2.25m wall, and a TV can go up on the 1.21m wall so you can sit and read OR watch tv/movie (with a cup of your fave drink)
    radiator, thus, can go near the internal window. the only concern it.. with such a small dor, will you be able to fit evrything in?