5 tips for creating a workstation in small spaces


Reclaim unused space from a bay window and turn it into your workstation. Photos: Epic 8 Design

Here are some useful pointers to help you set up a functional and comfortable workstation within a small living space.

1. Reclaim unused space from a bay window

It’s a great way to optimise the space, either for a workstation or as a window seat, while allowing natural light into the room.

2. Think two-in-one

Consider furniture with dual purposes, such as a bedside console that doubles as a work desk. The dining table or bar table can also be used as a work desk and, if your dresser isn’t used that often, convert it into a small workstation.Maximise your living room space by using the existing table as your work desk.Maximise your living room space by using the existing table as your work desk.

3. Maximise living room space

Use existing furniture to create a functional space for your work.

4. Optimise bedroom space

Opting for a desk-bunk bed design is useful in tight spaces and great for incorporating a sleeping and working area.Make full use of vertical space by adding shelves and ledges.Make full use of vertical space by adding shelves and ledges.

5. Make use of vertical space for storage

Mount storage boxes, shelves, boards or hooks on the wall to organise, store and personalise your workspace.

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