If lockdown taught us anything, it’s that home feels a lot smaller when you’re there all day every day, and that personal space is more precious than the last double-coated TimTam.
But even if you don’t have an obvious spot for your office, you can still claim a space to make your own.
Take a tour of your house with fresh eyes. Pretend you’re not there every (damn) day and try to see it as an objective stranger would.
Are there pieces of furniture that could be removed or rearranged to make way for a home office? Or is there a closet somewhere full of stuff that you no longer need?
Haul it all to the op-shop and use the empty space to create a cloffice.
Yep, name blending isn’t just for celebs, and a cloffice provides a space to work that can be conveniently hidden away.
A garage conversion is another option. It’ll add a whole extra room to your home, and can provide the quiet and privacy that a work space in the house often can’t (we’re looking at you, kids).
Wherever you decide to set it up, make your office look and feel separate to the rest of the house to give it the gravitas your work deserves.
Consider using a beautiful rug to provide a visible footprint for your office (and a comfy spot for your bare-feet), or use a privacy screen to physically separate your work space from the rest of the house.