A home office can mean a lot of things. It’s where you work, where your kids do their homework, where you stash files, photographs (and okay, sometimes clothes). But no matter how you use your home office or how small your square footage, your work space should work for you.
We talked with Anna Mueller, an expert at all things office, a Design Associate for our Business Interiors team. She gave us design tips for small space home offices. “Small space can mean everything from having less square footage to sharing a work space with multiple people, so you need products that work extra hard and can do double duty,” she says. Check out a few of Anna’s favorite office products below.
Shelves as storage
“Our Staple shelves are my absolute favorite. You get double the surface area of a regular shelf. And if you live in an apartment, you’re only putting one set of holes in the wall for essentially two shelves.”
Rolling files do double duty
“I’m always in danger of knocking over my coffee on a small desk. Rolling files not only store what you need, but can roll out to act as an extra work surface (and the perfect spot for your coffee) when you don’t have room for a large desk.”
“The light design of the Ellis desk helps offices look open and airy. I love pairing two of them back to back if you’re sharing an office – it keeps the room from looking too full and is a huge work surface if just one of you happens to be working.”
“Office armoires with pull-down work surfaces are great for a small home office or if you need to tuck a desk into the corner of another room. It looks neat and tidy when it’s closed, and offers all the function of a regular desk when open.”
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