Our home office was one of my favourite room makeover projects and we have both enjoyed using this space so much over the last couple of years. When we converted this space from a guest room it was essential as we both began working from home but soon Jules will be taking office space elsewhere and we will have a new baby so the office has got to go! Gah! I’m pretty sad about saying goodbye to this room as it has been a place I can do all the things I love, which make up the majority of my work, however, life moves on and when you are squished into a flat in central London there isn’t much space to play with. But above all else I could not be more excited about turning this room into a nursery, something I’ve been dreaming of for the last four years whilst we’ve been trying for a baby. We also want to put a daybed into this room, as we’re aware the baby won’t sleep in here for quite a while, so that both my mum and Jules’s mum can come and stay, which is something we lost with our guest room.
I’m pretty sure I will be fine living without a home office as I’m very organised so as long as we have enough storage space I will be able to cope and at the end of the day having the second bedroom in a two bed flat as an office is a massive luxury, no longer a necessity. However, the one thing I am worried about is that I currently do a massive amount of work on my desktop computer and I have no laptop. Without a dedicated desk space it will be a priority to swap my desktop for a laptop, which is something I have wanted to do for a while anyway. Therefore, I have been scouring the best laptop deals as we won’t have much cash to splash (turns out babies are pretty expensive!).
Once I have a laptop I will be able to work with so much more flexibility, which is something I miss only having a desktop. I’m predicting lots of working from bed or the sofa 😉 However, I will miss our lovely big desk.
I haven’t decided what to do with this room yet; I’m a bit too superstitious to start planning a nursery until later on in the pregnancy so I’m just thinking about the very practical stuff right now.
I know that I will be able to continue with my passions of crafting and sewing despite not having this dedicated space; I will just have to be much tidier about it if I am doing it elsewhere in the flat because, let’s face it, my office is pretty regularly a complete tip.
Have you got any tips for working from home without an office of your own?
*All images by Katharine Peachey (this room has been photographed a lot and this is my favourite set of photos by far).
**This post was written in collaboration with DELL.