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7. 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.
8. Built-ins are your best friendDesks can eat up space, so opting for a built-in solution can be a simple way of creating the surface space you need in the most minimal way possible. This wall unit provides a home office, with the desk extending seamlessly from the shelving unit to the wall, with no legs required.
Clever furniture placementWhen you have a small window and nothing below or around it, it becomes the focus of attention. If you place a sofa, table or a console just below it, that attention gets distracted from the window to the furniture piece near it.Take this image, for example. The skinny window has an entire home office around it. The desk, chair and wall storage help create a functional space and disperse the attention away from the small window and to the other things surrounding it.
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.These 10 home offices will compel you to work from home