Every family has their share of stuff. We all bring paperwork, projects and bits and pieces into the home, and knowing how to properly organize everything is key. By dedicating some space to a home office the whole family can use, it’s easy to manage everyone’s schedules as well as homework and paperwork.
To make sure there’s desk space for more than one person at a time, it’s important to use the area wisely. By selecting narrower desks that line the walls, you can create longer runs of desk space. By thinking “L” shape, the walls can be used as a backdrop for desks, bulletin boards, and children’s artwork. It’s also easier for kids and adults to concentrate when they aren't facing one another.
Effective storage is really the key to a functional home office. Analyse what type of paperwork your family seems to collect. If it’s all file folders, concentrate on file-oriented storage furniture. As office space is generally limited, think vertically for space solutions. By using the entire height of the wall, there’s a lot more room for cabinets and file folders. By keeping portions of this storage space closed, you can hide paperwork and clutter. Dedicate one or two specific cabinets to each family member so they have their own personal storage area.
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