Creating a New Home Office

Late in August I’m finally getting air conditioning (Mitsubishi mini splits) installed in my house. One of the wall units will be in the room across the hall from my current office, so I decided I’ll move there. The room is larger, gets more natural light, and has never been used for anything.

I’ve spent a lot of time in that room over the last three weekends, removing wallpaper, painting, and installing flooring. I’m loving with how it’s turning out. Here’s a before and after with the progress so far.

It’s been nice to have a big project to focus on. This room has already become a happy place whenever I walk by or look across from where my desk is now. Since I spend so much time in my office, I have several other plans for the room. More to come!

Map Orientation

Have you ever thought about rearranging your office so your desk faces north? Then when looking at a map on the computer it would match up to the way I’m sitting. I feel spoiled by mobile devices.

Quickie: 03/26/2008 8:32:32pm

The office is coming together. Brought out my LCD because I was really missing a dual monitor setup. I still need to setup the bookshelf, hang wall stuff, and organize drawers and closet.

Quickie: 03/25/2008 8:29:31pm

My new office furniture was delivered today and I didn’t even get anything setup. I won’t be able to go another day using the built in kitchen desk. My knees don’t even fit here.

Quickie: 03/05/2008 11:27:38pm

Looked at home office furniture today and reserved a desk and bookshelf because the warehouse didn’t have any in stock. Put a coat of paint on the office after doing the primer last night. Since I’ll be spending a lot of time in this room, I figured I might as well make it comfortable.