It’s no secret that a studio apartment forces its owners to use their imagination to the full, inventing many options for increasing the space and functionality of the living space. Sometimes it happens that you have to neglect any of the zones, for example, a bedroom, or a workplace. What to do if without it nowhere? How to fit the workplace in a limited space?
The first thing we have to do is choose the right place where the work zone will be located. There are several options for "economical" placement of the workspace:
- near the window;
- in the closet;
- on the balcony;
- between cabinets and other openings, in the corner;
- separation of zones by partitions.
Placing a workplace by the window gives you a natural light source. This is a huge advantage, as daylight does not harm your vision. As a working tabletop, you can use the window sill. It allows you to place on yourself not only a computer, but also a large number of small things and shelves in which it is so convenient to store documents.
You can place your desk on the balcony, provided that the balcony is insulated, or the living space has been expanded with a balcony. This option is also good because it allows you to work in daylight without using additional light sources. Partitions turn the desktop into a full-fledged cabinet, where no one will distract you from work.
The most non-standard way of placing the workspace is the wardrobe. You will not only be able to hide your workplace from the eyes of outsiders, but also hide office trifles, which make the room design less concise. The essential advantage of this option is that you can create your own Narnia from the desktop, especially if you are a creative person. This decision will especially emphasize the design of your apartment.
All the flaws in the layout of the apartment can be turned into advantages. Position the work area in niches or corners that you cannot think of worthy use. Putting a small desktop there, you will kill two birds with one stone - save space, and select another functional area. The main thing in this case is to think over the lighting, the storage system and to choose the right working chair.
The easiest way to allocate a work area in an apartment is to mark a full-fledged zone by highlighting it with partitions. You can also use the desktop as the separator between zones. This way you can separate other important areas, such as the kitchen, or the bedroom.
- Workplace by the window
- Workplace by the window
- Workplace in the closet
- Workplace in the closet
- Workplace on the balcony
- Workplace in a niche
- Workplace in a niche
- Workplace in a nonstandard corner
- Partitioning workstation
Install a wi-fi router in your apartment. This will greatly facilitate the choice of space for the work area. With it, you can connect to the Internet from anywhere in the apartment, saving yourself from one interfering wire.
Thinking about the issue of placement of the workplace, you should not overshadow the design. He is able not only to make the workplace (usually cluttered up with papers and other working trifles) aesthetic, but also significantly increase functionality.
The technical side of the issue
Today, we can not imagine any desktop without any technology - a computer, laptop, office equipment. When organizing a workplace, you should carefully consider the location of access points to electricity, in other words - outlets. It is desirable that they are located as close as possible to the working area.
If you just started a repair, then you can easily perform the smashing of the wall without affecting the appearance of the apartment by placing sockets at the desktop. But if you need to place power supplies without deforming the wallpaper and walls of the apartment, then extension cords that you can gently stretch along the plinth will help you.
The chaotically tangled wires will not add entourage to your apartment. We recommend using different cable holders and boxes to organize them. Modern designers offer many interesting solutions to keep the wires in order. In addition, these devices will greatly facilitate cleaning.
Competently thought-out power supply system will facilitate you another task. If your desktop is not located by the window, then you simply must carefully consider the placement of light sources. Cute lamps will not only be an excellent complement to your design ideas, but also help to preserve your eyesight, which is especially important in our time.
Natural light should fall on the left or directly on the workplace. If not, then an additional light source is needed. It should cover only the workspace (for working with paper documents), without getting on the computer monitor. The light should fall on the left and should be comfortable for the eyes - not too bright, and not too dim. The very same light source should be carefully hidden under the lampshade so as not to be blinded when looking at it at random.
The main character in the workplace is, of course, the writing desk. It is believed that for a small space the most successful solution for the workplace is a secretary or bureau. It combines not only high functionality - an ordinary wardrobe turns into a full-fledged workplace in one movement, but also easily hides all the secrets of working life.
Designs of light color most of all will be suitable for the small apartment. Unlike dark furniture, they will not seem cumbersome and visually "lighten" the space. Also, fit a table made of metal and glass. Glass reflects light well, thus, visually expanding the area. Metal structures also do not give extra “weight” to the room, which is undoubtedly an advantage for a small apartment.
You should be especially good at choosing a chair for work. The main condition is that it is comfortable and regulated. It is desirable that the working chair had a back and armrests, the use of which will ease the load on the spine. Your health depends on a good working chair, it will help to avoid problems that arise in people with a sedentary lifestyle. In addition, an unusual chair will be a bright detail of the interior.
Art in the details
To create the perfect workplace for which you really want to work, you need to think through every detail. Everything - from choosing a table and chair to choosing a mouse pad - creates the coziness and comfort of the workplace. Optimize your work space will help various shelves, boxes under folders, magnetic boards or textile accessories for storing papers and trivia. Open shelves without a door - the best option, so as not to visually block up the room.
Desktop accessories will be a great decoration for your working interior, as well as help to avoid confusion. Having selected each thing its place, you do not have to spend time searching for the right document or pen. As a final touch, add a desktop inspiring you with pictures or a board where you can attach notes, reminders or just the things you like.
Connect the imagination and create office accessories with your own hands. You can paste cardboard boxes for trifles with paper or cover them with a cloth, sew up your own mounted organizers, and make your own board for attaching notes. You not only get unique office accessories, but also significantly save money.