DO IT: CUSTOM OFFICE SPACE
Have a nook or space you’d like to turn into a home office? Here’s how to get a custom look on a budget.
IF YOU HAVE A TINY alcove, small room, awkward nook, large landing, space under the stairs or even an empty cupboard you want to make use of, a customised office space might be just the thing. If you’re a bit handy with DIY projects, there are a few more options available to you, but even if you’re after store-bought, off-the-shelf solutions, there are plenty of things you can do to make the most of the space you have available and get a designerlook without hiring a carpenter to build anything bespoke. Here are our top ideas for customising on a budget.
Common theme A simple trestle table painted white will work with most interior styles.
Move it on up
Avoid a cluttered desk and use wall shelves for display.
SHOP BOUGHT Finnvard trestle with shelf in Birch, $100, Alex drawer unit in White, $120, and Linnmon tabletop in White (1.5m x 75cm), $65, from Ikea. Perfect fit Off-the-shelf buys can be modified with different tabletop lengths.
STYLE FILE Spencer 10-drawer cabinet in Metallic Silver, $109, Officeworks.
Corner position Two desks arranged to form an L shape make the most of an awkward space.
KEEP IT NEAT Hawkesbury mobile file in Antique White, $179.95, from Zanui.
BRIGHT IDEA Dulton “Dixon” chest of drawers, $429, from Zanui.
SCANDI TOUCH Keats mobile file in Oak Natural, $599, from Freedom.
BASES COVERED Oddvald trestle in Black, $25, from Ikea.