19HRContemporary Home Office & Library
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Add an extra surfaceWhen you’re devising storage for your office, don’t forget to make room for the printer. If you don’t want this bulky item to take up room on the worktop, you could incorporate an additional surface instead.A low shelf like this one is ideal, as it allows the printer to be located right next to the workspace, and there’s even more surface for storage or display alongside.Tell us…How have you included useful storage in your home office? Share your ideas and photos in the Comments section.
Embrace open shelvingIn the smallest of spaces, having everything to hand makes up for any frustration at the cramped quarters. And having it close by means, where possible, no doors on storage units. This does mean either having purpose-built shelving created to your spec or, better still, having shelving you can adjust as your needs change – because they will. Future-proofing is king.
Be bespokeThis diddy home office is clever on several fronts. First off, rather than feeling thwarted by that – beautiful – low, skinny window, the owners have simply worked around it. The desk cuts through it, but by painting the worktop and window frame the same colour, the two features work with rather than against each other. Investing in custom design for a space that needs to be functional is also a good tip to take from here: just look at how much storage has been packed in, and how deep the desk is – it looks so obvious when you see it now, but the secret of good design is that it’s so often deceptively simple.