If you live in a small place and want to work at home, you need a designated space, one that can accommodate your work without commandeering your life. Here’s a suggestion: an armoire.
We downsized a few years back and planned the move in great detail. The fact that there would be less floor space in our new home inspired us to take wall space into consideration. I sold my old computer desk which sprawled the wall at chair rail height and replaced it with an armoire.
Open, the armoire is a complete office, with space for computer, printer, paper and storage containers.It also has a file drawer and a desktop for plain old handwriting. I can open the doors to 180 degrees or angle them so that everything is at arm’s length.
Closed, the armoire is an attractive, unassuming piece of furniture, six feet high and three-and-a-half feet wide. Not only does it fit almost any small space scenario, it also masks the detritus of the workaday world.
Anyone working from home needs to ‘get away from the office’ occasionally. What better way than to use an armoire? One of my favorite things about my ‘Write’ Space is that I can lock the doors and hang my Closed sign. This is my reminder to disconnect. Later, I can return, refreshed and ready to create.
My armoire has proven to be an ideal writing space for me. What is your ideal ‘Write’ Space?
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