Later on this year, when my lease expires, I’m going to move to a bigger place with a bigger home office. I’ll be building an office that suits me perfectly. Ideally, I am looking to build an office that has plenty of desk space for me to work on, lots of light, plenty of storage (both shelves and drawers) and I’d like a place to work that looks nice, too.
With that in mind, I’ve been collecting some great workspaces from the web to use as inspiration for when I build mine, and I thought I would share some of them.
This loft workspace has been put together using some Ikea components, but the end result is nothing like a common Ikea desk. I especially like the large desk, clean lines and the little under-desk storage shelf. The style really suits the loft, too. This probably doesn’t have enough storage for me, though.
Erin Doland is the editor-in-chief of the excellent organization blog, Unclutterer. I really like the amount of shelf storage here, but I think I would prefer a bit more desk space. I also would like a space that’s a little more aesthetically pleasing.
I think this space is just about perfect. This is another custom desk built from Ikea components. I love the amount of storage space here and the interior design is great. There’s a huge amount of working desk area, too. The problem with this kind of office, with a corner desk, is that it requires a reasonably big room to house it all in.
While there’s nothing particularly outstanding about this space (I even have that same Ikea desk in storage), the effort to reduce the amount of disturbing clutter by hiding the cables out of sight has resulted in a much tidier space, which is very pleasing to the eye. I will invest considerable effort in making sure that cables are hidden away in my new office.
Finally, I think if I could pick any space for my home office this would be it! According to Weburbanist, this is a prefabricated house located in the Austrian countryside. It would be great to have a huge office like that, with light and views out over the mountains. Unfortunately, that kind of property is not available here in Bristol; I would still like to get an office with lots of natural light, though.
Have you seen an inspirational workspace? What do you think makes a great ofiice?