As I have mentioned here and on Youtube, my partner and I bought a house in Scotland two years ago and I have been trying to relocate but I had been unable to find work.
Well I have now completed the move and work form home 90% of the time.
I have always done a little work from home but up until now, we had always rented so I was unable to setup a dedicated home office.
Working in a room for 12+ hours a day, I wanted a functional but comfortable space and I think I have succeeded.
The small spare room in the house was an idea space but as you can see from the ‘before’ pictures the room was far from functional or comfortable.
I had taken an old desk up with me but once I had set everything up it was not big enough. I did a lot of searching and eventually found an end of line desk as pictured above and below. A 70x140cm it was both deep and wide enough for my needs and has a metal frame with solid wood and veneer sections.
Even once I had swapped out the desk, I was still struggling for space with the bed still in the room, cables, paperwork and other bits all over the place.
Creating the space I wanted…..
The bed was gifted to a family member, it was all but new and we didn’t want to simply bin it.
I have always liked grey colour schemes and settled on two colours from Wickes and I set about taking the dated boarder freeze off the wall and smoothing out the walls and completed the cutting in and mist coat.
Two days later and the painting was complete and I set about setting out the layout.
Once I was happy with the desk location I built up a bookcase and TV unit I had ordered from Ikea and set everything up.
So.. that’s my office, something a little different from normal but I’ve very pleased with how its all come together.
My last task will be to install additional sockets into the wall/ring to get rid of the extension leads in use and tidy up the network cabling I have installed giving my future proof 10 gigabyte cabling. Due to the cost of 10GB switches at the minute, I am using a Netgear 1 gigabyte switch.
I chose to hardwire networking as we have Virgin and although the connection averaged 350/35mbps, the wireless is shocking and IMO unusable for anything more than a bit of web browsing.