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.

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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.

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