My oldest daughter is in the process of moving out, which makes me feel a bit squishy inside but that is a different topic. Regardless, I’m going to now get a nice home office. I have some travel planned so I won’t get started on this in earnest until later this month but I thought it’d be fun to share the process and start a thread to crowdsource some of my decisions.
It’s a 10 x 10 room with one door leading to a hall and another door leading to a shared bathroom. I’m not going to use that bathroom–it’s my other daughter’s–so I’m going to put a bookcase in front of that door.
There is a wall with a closet that is going to end up being a background for a lot of video work I intend to do so I’m going to make that fancy with some sort of applied stone. I think I’m going to buy a shoji screen to use in lieu of closet doors, which are ugly. I’m thinking about buying a rolling tool chest (this one) to push against the wall and then roll out in front of the closet as a standing table when I shoot video. (I’m also going to put some lighting in the ceiling.)
There will also be two desks, one is my fancy sit/stand computer desk, which is kind of huge but useful and the other is an antique secretary desk that I inherited from my mother and I’ve loved my whole life. (It shows up in the 3d model as a cabinet. The app doesn’t have a secretary desk.) The intention is to use one desk for digital and one for analog. It sounds crazy but I think it will work.
I’m going to have a cork floor, which looks nice and absorbs sound while I’m podcasting and shooting video. However I’ve not decided yet if it will be light or dark.
I think I want the walls some form of blue-grey but not certain.
I’d planned to add a comfy chair but, alas, it’s a small room and there isn’t space. Looks like I’ll have to go downstairs or to the bedroom to take a nap or sit and read on my iPad.
I’d love to have it built out in July but it will probably be August before I can move in. Very few decisions are in stone just yet. What do you think?
Screenshots from Home Design 3D.