I have had the pleasure of working from home the last few years. It does have some downfalls, like I often feel isolated, but I think the benefit of not having to go into an office daily and the flexibility of working from home outweighs the alternative. I am a firm believer that you must have a designated space for work. As of recently, my husband and his team were able to pitch a plan to work from home a couple days per week. This went from 2 days per week, to now 3 (sometimes this varies).
My office (at our new house) is tiny, so we had to be creative. We wanted to come up with a solution where we can both have working space in the office. Eventually this will be a good working space for the boys. I went to Pinterest for some inspiration and liked the idea of a T-shaped desk. I started shopping around to see if I could find one, went to Ikea for inspiration, but nothing really was what I had in mind. That is when I decided to do a rough sketch of what I had in mind. I felt like Joanna Gaines lol, except Paul is no Chip in terms of his handyman skills. With the help of the Nextdoor app, we were able to find a couple contractors. I ended up choosing The Handy Hun. He was very professional and had strong references. He also was reasonably priced.
I picked out all materials and the plan began to set in motion. The pictures tell a better story of how the install went.
As a way to save on prices, we used to wood textured Formica for the actual top of the desk. The rest is real wood. I think eventually we may swap it out for a slab of wood. Although the wood alternatives, are somewhat easier to maintain as you do not have to worry about things messing up the service.
Initially the “wood” inspired top we had selected was too busy (see above photo). Thankfully, the contractor was very patient and determined to ensure I was satisfied. We drove out to the counter top store to make the selection as it can be difficult looking at the small swatches, much better in person.
All in all, I am very pleased with the design. Now we just have to make sure we can work together in this office haha. My husband is loving it. Me….it’s cool, sometimes distracting, definitely an adjustment. He beats a coworker and it gives us quality time together throughout the day.
Could you work with your significant other? IF you have any specific design questions, please do not hesitate to reach out!
Thanks for reading! XOXO