You may have noticed if you follow me on Pinterest that I have a board called ‘Dream Home’, ‘Dream’ being the operative word at this stage. But we really would like to do something radical to our home at some stage – mostly just to flex our creativity and personalize our home. I feel very privileged to own a home (despite its hidden horrors), but some storage space would be nice : )
For the next couple of weeks I thought I would let you in on my grand plan and show you the sort of house of my dreams (well, something within the walls of what we already have that is a bit better).
The main problem with our current house is not its size – I’m intrigued by some people’s desire to live in huge houses that just require more cleaning (and ya know how I feel about housework). But we have no storage. Our study is in our bedroom, which is sooo romantic. I love looking at the printer when I wake each morning knowing that it is just a cartridge away from being hurled out the window. We’re also lucky to have a second study on the dining table. Lucky, I say – lucky.
When Dan was working from home, this was his workstation replete with printer, two computer screens, a massive phone and keyboard. The bed became his table for sorting documents. Not ideal.
So, for our Dream Home, I decided we need a storage/study nook that would hide all this shit away and also the person operating it. It doesn’t have to be a big space – maybe 2m x 2m. I even thought of incorporating a study under the stairs. It kind of opened my mind to the possibilities of all sorts of spaces that could be turned into workable areas shut off somehow from the rest of the house.
My requirements are lots of cupboard space – high and low – with at least a 1.2m long desk space (especially good for me to proofread hardcopy pages). And I decided that this space does not need a window, either, which opens it up to all sorts of possibilities. Yes – I would love a window in the study, but you can’t have everything and a study in itself is a luxury. I’m not sure what the rules are, but I think as long as it has ventilation, you don’t necessarily need a window.
Check out the ideas below or go to my ‘Study’ board on Pinterest (just click the Pinterest icon above):
Image 1 – P and S Home
Image 2 – decoist.com
Image 3 – niceroom.tumblr.com
Image 4 – remodelista.com