How I Setup My Own Private WFH Co-Working Space

How I Setup My Own Private WFH Co-Working Space

I used to love a good co-working creative space.

With their endless breakout areas, a stocked kitchen with coffee and sparkling water on tap 🀩 and a hum of chatter and activity. Except over the last two years, I've fallen in love with the work from home lifestyle.

Rather than having a single desk to work from, I took a leaf out of the co-working office design and created a handful of inspiring spaces to work from inside my 2 bedroom apartment.

The WFH Co-working Space Edition includes:

Main desk area. I have my main desk in the corner of my lounge room that is built into my bookshelves. It's surrounded by my favourite books and gets all the afternoon sun. When I need to write or focus that's where I sit.

The Breakfast Bar. I have an elevated bench for a dining table that I can look at and stare outside at the leafy outlook. I sit (or stand) here when I need to think or get creative or draw things out. Often I'll do zoom meetings here too.

The Balcony. This is where I get all the afternoon sun so I head there to catch up on emails, calls and any admin work. It's also a great place to wrap up the day with a glass of wine.

The Contemplating World Domination Chair. In the middle of my lounge room, there is a low-level lounge chair that spins 360 degrees. I sit here to read, look out the big glass doors in the afternoon, and generally contemplate how I will take over the world.

I'm surprised I've been able to squeeze so many places into my 2 bedroom apartment. So, if you're still working from home I highly recommend designing multi-use spaces that make you inspired to go to work every day.

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Posted as a Daily Essay on 4th May 2022 in Life By Design