The spring of 2020 will forever be remembered as the season we were first sent home to work.
Everything came to a standstill and we attempted to work without a dedicated room to call an office. We made do and found a corner, an old desk, or an extra table. And now, here we are eight months later and that not-much-of-an-office space is still being used heavily.
The problems most make-do (read emergency) work from home desk spaces can be solved with a DIY desk build!
- The table doesn’t have any storage and the mountains of paperwork are becoming landmines.
- The old desk is boring and uncomfortable making it hard to sit at for an honest day’s work.
- Or maybe it’s was meant to be a temporary space in another living area and is now more permanent and needs to match your style.
Either way, we’ve pulled together nine unique home office desks and office space ideas to strike up some inspiration for decluttering, renovating, and stylizing your work from home experience.
1. The River Runs Through It
Say it with style with the new and upcoming style trend of epoxy river tabletops.
2. Standing Desks
Studies have shown that sitting at a desk all day is not good for your body. Switch things up with a standing desk.
3. A Change of Color
Visit your local Home Depot Paint specialist to pick your new desk color and get tips for refinishing and revitalizing that old worn looking desk you found for a discount at a thrift store. Add some contrasting pulls to really make the new color sing.
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4. Hide and Seek
Look to build or install a space-saving wall-mounted desk. They open to reveal storage shelves perfect for organizing mail, bills, and more plus the flat space provides room to write. And when your work is done, fold it back up to reclaim your space.
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5. Conquer and Divide
In need of a dual workspace? Consider transforming a bookcase into double desk or spanning a long wall to make two or more desks in the same space.
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6. Just Add Some Legs
Time to get creative with odds and ends. Look for iron pipe, scrap wood, pallets — sometimes even a couple of file cabinets will do the trick — top them with a beautiful species of Hardwood Reflections Butcher Block and you have an instant desk worthy of your new work from home position.
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7. Tucked Away in the Closet
Sometimes the extra space you have is a closet in a room that is being underutilized. Remove the doors and create a built in that suites your purpose. Or leave the doors on and tuck your work away for another day.
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8. Give Your Office some POP
Consider going bold with a bright wall color to define your office space.
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9. Don’t Forget to Accessorize
Floating shelves, office décor and personalized pictures are a great way to customize your space to fit your style.
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10. Love where you work!
We’ve seen hundreds of DIY desks with Hardwood Reflections countertops that are making the days better in home offices around the world. If you’ve built an elaborate or simple design, we’d love to celebrate it with you! Use #HardwoodReflections or @HardwoodReflections in your post.
Check out the 2020 DIY Butcher Block Award Finalists! Congrats to everyone who started their butcher block project this year and another high five for those who got it finished. Now to congratulate our Winners as voted on by fans, customers, staff, and butcher block lovers alike.
Here’s a tutorial to help you confidently cut the board even if it’s your first DIY project! Our 100% hardwood butcher block makes it easy to trim or cut the board to size for any room’s custom countertop project. Be sure to practice safe tool handling and clear your work space for a smooth project.
The entries for our very first Hardwood Reflections Butcher Block DIY PROJECT AWARDS have been collected and we are excited to show them to you! Voting is taking place on Facebook and the Project will receive one vote for each “reaction” like a LIKE. We can’t wait to crown our winners on January 10!