Making the Most of Small Homes – Working a Home Office in the Dining Room

Do you live in a small house? Do you need to make at least some of your spaces multi-functional?

We’ve never had a large house. In fact, our current house is only about 1350 square feet, with each of the last two being even smaller than that.

So much like you, we need to make spaces and rooms do double duty.

For example our current and last dining rooms have each been both a dining space and a home office space. 

black and white photo gallery wall

To make a home office in the dining room work well – in addition to a regular dining room table, think about adding a long simple desk (like above). It’s functional as a desk, stylish and easy to clear off for use as a buffet when company comes (it makes a FAB dessert bar!). With a desk in the dining room, you can still eat at the dining room table if you’re in the middle of a work project too.

home office in the dining room

Rustic farmhouse desk area

Simple storage like plain white boxes can conceal office supplies on shelves like in our old house. Or stash important files and supplies in a nearby closet like in our current house.

home office in the dining room

Do you have a home office tucked in somewhere in your house too? Have you ever thought of putting your home office in the dining room?

xo,
Shannon

 

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