Whether you’re looking for a dedicated home office, a writing zone, or simply a place to pay the bills, a study nook offers it all without adding square meters to your home. When designing your home its easy to add a study nook in a space that may otherwise be under utilized. Here are some ideas about where to add a study nook that makes sense to your lifestyle and house plans.
In The Kitchen
The kitchen is often the place where the family gravitates towards, so it makes sense to incorporate a work station from which you can organise yours and the kids’ social calendar while dinner is in the oven. Kids can even work from a desk, rather than the kitchen bench or table, and you can help them with their homework and make dinner… multi-tasking at its finest.
In An Alcove
An empty alcove could be a perfectly-formed study nook. As it turns out, a dedicated home office room can fill up with unwanted papers, unnecessary clutter, and more often than not, is used as a free-for-all space to fill with old magazines, clothes and laundry, sports equipment, you name it. By adding doors you can hide the study nook and the mess. If you don’t want to add extra shelving or block cabinetry, try mounting floating shelves.
In A Cupboard
Shutting the door on your day’s work isn’t such a bad idea in the literal sense. In fact, transforming a cupboard into an office might just be the most valuable use of storage space you can muster. Make sure you use the cupboard space wisely. For example, build storage up to the ceiling to make the most of wasted space. Upper shelves can be used to stash away stationary and other bits and pieces. Choose a compact stool that can be tucked under the desk when it’s time to close the door on the subject.
We all know that keeping laptops, wires and a stack of papers in the bedroom is bad news when it comes to finding time for relaxation and getting a good-quality night’s sleep. If the bedroom is the only place for a home office, simply shut the door on work at night – no-one will ever know!
Under The Stairs
Make the most of the space under the stairs by turning it into a room of its own. If a home office is going to be more valuable to you than a statement armchair or clutter-filled console table, fill the space with a desk and valuable storage. Built-in alcove shelving is great storage for books and offers a great storage solution, maximizing every inch of your home. It will also triple as a lovely feature. Just remember to employ good task lighting when natural light is limited.
Even if you don’t work from home regularly, a dedicated station to fly through the to-do list is essential in creating an organised home – and you don’t need a lot of space to make it work. Above is our most recent study nook we designed with our clients in mind. At Hurst Homes, we take the time to learn what’s important to you so we can create your dream home. Just another reason why we are considered Wagga’s Best Builder. To start planning your dream home, contact a friendly member of our team today via our ‘Contact Us’ page, and we can help you get on your way!
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