The Best Rooms to Create Your Home Office

 

 

Whether you have a career as a blogger or if you run an at-home business, it’s important to keep in mind that working from home almost requires you to have an at-home office. There are several reasons for this, such as being able to stay on track with your work and coping with distractions, but how do you create an at-home office and what are the best rooms to convert or take over?

In this article, we’ll be discussing a couple of popular choices that are commonly used as home offices. We’ll be going through the pros and cons of each one and also give you a small summary to help you pick the right choice. So whether you’re new to working from home or a seasoned veteran, here’s some advice on how to create the perfect home office.

The Bedroom

Pros

  • Comfortable place to work
  • Lots of storage space
  • No need to renovate

Cons

  • You need at least a desk
  • A bit too comfortable, might get lazy, unmotivated or fall asleep!

 

Your bedroom is one of the most common places to convert into an office. When you shop for bedrooms, you’ll typically think about buying expensive pieces such as a mattress and bed frame, but you can also invest in functional bedroom furniture such as wardrobes and drawers that are perfect for storage space. This makes it create for all of your home office needs and being able to wake up and instantly start working is fantastic.

The Living Room

Pros

  • Comforting place to work at
  • Lots of surfaces to use
  • Can add a desk
  • Open, spacious

Cons

  • Easily distracted by the television or family members

The living room is a brilliant place to work as long as you can stay focused and not get distracted by the television or your kids. It’s comfortable, you can add a desk for productivity and it’s spacious.

The Study

Pros

  • Easy to stay focused
  • Quiet and peaceful
  • All the storage space you need

Cons

  • Takes up an entire room
  • Secluded

Most homes do not come with a study or a home office so to make one, you’ll need to convert a bedroom or potentially build an extension. This can be expensive and it’s secluded from the rest of your home (which somewhat defeats several advantages of working from home). However, it’s easy to stay focused, it’s peaceful, quiet and you have all the storage space you’ll ever need.

The Garage

Pros

  • Peaceful and quiet
  • Can be transformed however you want
  • Lots of space for your needs

Cons

  • Expensive to renovate

You can work in the garage provided you have a few surfaces to work on and some cupboards for storage. However, keep in mind that it will be very expensive to renovate a garage especially if it’s a large one. In the winter, you’ll need to worry about the cold and you might even be concerned about security if you keep valuable and important items in your home office.

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45 thoughts on “The Best Rooms to Create Your Home Office

  1. I created a home offie out of an extra bedroom in my home. It still has a futon couch in it that my nieces love to sleep on when they come over…LOL!

  2. We already have an in-home office, but I like your pros and cons of various spaces around the house. These will come in handy, should we ever decide to relocate our office space.

  3. Love your pros and cons for each location! My home office is in a big room that is between the garage and kitchen it was once a family room we did not need. Its okay I sometimes think of moving it to a bedroom but I would be so secluded and my pets like to be laying by the big window in this room and be close to me.

  4. We are trying to come up with a space in our basement to remake as a work space. That, too can be expensive to do if your basement isn’t already finished.

  5. While I would love a home office, I just sit on the couch in the living room with a laptop on my lap. It works! Granted, I get distracted easily when the kids are home, so that’s where a home office would come in handy.

  6. I wish I had a home office! I basically just have a desk that sitting in our living room but it works for us at the moment. At some point when I get my own home office I’m going to decorated so cute!

  7. These are all wonderful ideas. I wish I had the space for a home office. I’m hoping someday I’ll be able to get a room for my office.

  8. I would say that the study is the best way to go. I can never work in my bedroom because my bed is too tempting! Love that you included the pros and cons for each room though.

  9. I used to have one of the bedrooms in my house but as the kids grew I had to give it up. I really miss because now I working from a desk in my bedroom. It is hard to spread out like I need to but I look forward to getting it back in a dedicated space.

  10. We have a space just outside the den that I set up as my home office. Thanks for listing the pros and cons of each potential area as this will really help someone seeking to find the perfect spot for their home office.

  11. My office…it was once a den, complete with love seat, big comfy chair, and a tv. We got rid of all that, when our daughters abundance of toys showed up. Then it slowly turned in out my office and our homeschool room. I personally love it!

  12. I have a home office work out of a lot. Had to make it in a dedicated space though because there are too many distractions when you try to merge it with another room. At least for me anyways.

  13. These are all true points, I just went though this difficult process of figuring out my office space needed to be out of the living area. Sometimes I need uninterrupted work time and I need a door to close. I made a little nook in my bedroom, putting a little desk there. It works great and luckily I have a very large sized bedroom so it is not too squished.

  14. This is such a helpful post for people like me who work from home. My office nook is in the bedroom and it is so convenient, but I think my computer stares at me when I’m sleeping.

  15. We converted the spare bedroom into a home office that I share with my husband. If we haven’t done that yet, I think the study would be a nice place to build a home office in. I love the quiet environment even if it would make me feel secluded.

  16. We created a nook in our bedroom as our home office, but I also work in the living room when I want to multi-task – work and watch TV. 🙂 Love what you did here…sharing the pros and cons of each room.

  17. Ohh indeed such great suggestion and compilations of the pros and cons. I have mine inside my room and yes, I must confess most of the time I get so lazy to do things and end up lying on my bed. haha

  18. Awesome ideas! I prefer the study among the rest as it perfectly suits our/my needs the most. If not, my next choice is living room if ever. I just can’t justify being in the garage or should I reiterate — our garage. Thank you for sharing this wonderful read.

  19. Awesome ideas and I love the pros and cons! We have an “extra room” in our house, so we turned it into our home office!

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