Basement Desk Under The StairsTraditional Home Office, Toronto
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…or go downstairsAn equally handy space is the nook below an open staircase, which generally offers just enough room to house a desk. A convenient hideaway that’s nicely tucked away, it’s almost purpose-built for a home office.TELL US…Do you work from home – if so, how have you overcome space challenges? Share your tips in the Comments below.
Consider including a bathroom or kitchenette‘Adding a bathroom and kitchenette as a part of your office environment can help you stay on track and keep from family distractions,’ says Holloway. ‘These added amenities will also be beneficial to the privacy issues one has if clients visit your home office.’
Use every nook and crannyUnder the stairs can prove to be an ideal spot for an L-shaped desk, file storage, an extra wardrobe or built-in shelving to hold art supplies. Look around – you may have more usable space than you think.
Build in home office furnitureBuilt-in furniture is always going to make better use of your space, and never more so than in an awkward area, such as this under-stairs nook. Being able to take the desk around the corner turns it into a very useful surface, as well as offering more opportunity for storage.