Finding Space for a Custom Home Office

by Dee Dee Uzzell 10/12/2021

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With more people working from home today than ever before, many are looking to add a home office to their house. Some may think that they don't have enough space to make this happen; however, folks don't need an entire room to add a home office. There are a few great tips and tricks that can turn almost any space into a comfortable, functional home office.

Turn a Laundry Room into a Home Office

One of the first places that should be looked at is the laundry room. With careful planning, along with some ingenuity, homeowners can take their laundry room and turn it into a functional home office. Clever carpentry can place a pull-out cabinet in the room along with a few heavy-duty drawer glides. By folding these key items into existing wall space, a seemingly small laundry room can turn into a beautiful home office. 

Looking at an Existing Bedroom

Another place that people can look for a home office is in their guest bedroom. This doesn’t mean that they need to take over the entire guest bedroom as their office space; however, the closet might offer some intriguing opportunities. Removing the door from the closet can add a significant amount of workable space. After all, some might not need a door in their closet at all. Then, think about using the closet rod to hang shelves and other useful items. Suddenly, with so much usable hanging space, the closet no longer seems nearly as crowded.

Put the Alcove to Use

Another great place to look for a home office is at an alcove. There are a lot of home structures that have quite a bit of awkward, recessed space. These nooks are great places to repurpose as a usable workspace for both adults and kids. This is a great location for kids to do their homework in addition to adults using this space to get their own work done. It might even be a good idea to add a double desk to increase the working space. A double desk will also create more room for storage and displays.

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Dee Dee Uzzell

Hi, I'm Dee Dee Uzzell. As an Onslow County Native, I've witnessed this community and its surrounding counties transforming my whole life. I've been around real estate since as long as I can remember. My father was a tobacco auctioneer and we grew up working in the tobacco fields.  My Mom and Dad purchased a small mobile home park and that is where my real estate journey initially began. I am 1 of 4 children and we are all very close. We learned early on hard work and honesty will never hurt you.  My extensive knowledge of this region, and my experiences of having lived here all my life, give me enthusiasm and a desire to make my home, your home. I bring over 30 years of experience in the mortgage and real estate industry, excellent customer service and a commitment to work hard for my clients. I strive to provide quality service, to build relationships, and most importantly, making sure my clients are happy. I listen to my clients wants and needs to achieve the best outcome in every transaction. I love the look on a buyers face when they have found their dream home and the a sense of relief the seller feels when their home sells. The whole process can be overwhelming and stressful on both sides of the transaction; an emotional roller coaster to say the least. It is my desire to ensure that the home buying or selling process is fun, easy and as stress-free as possible. So, whether you are looking to buy or sell your home, I will be by your side every step of the way.