Home office seems to be going the way of the fax machine. Wireless devices and portable devices allow you work from anywhere in your >new Parry home and home office improvements provide the least return on the investment if you were to ever sell your Pittsburgh home. If you are rethinking dedicating an entire room to office space, read on for some other ideas.
If a home office is definitely needed, think about incorporating a homework hub, giving each kid a workspace with a small metal desk in a fun color with a clip on lamp and comfy chair. Or create a comfortable reading nook on the floor with beanbags. Mount floating shelves to display books will encourage reading time. If your kids crave a more creative space, think of having a table were they could draw or paint. A wall painted in chalkboard paint can let your kids be creative over and over again. If your kids like to perform, play songs or dance, build a platform in the corner of the room and hang a rounded shower curtain rod with a pair of dark curtains to create their stage. Hang costumes, puppets or musical instruments and put other props in a toy chest. Finish by hanging a mirror so that they can watch themselves rehearse.
Of course there is always the option to make the space a game room or billiards room. You could add a counter with a sink for a wet bar and bar stools, a high top cocktail table for drinks or to play cards with family or invite over your Pittsburg neighbors.
Has a luxurious dressing room ever crossed your mind? The first thing you will need is a wall of shelving for shoes and clothes. Keep the décor minimalist and pair it with a neutral paint color, sconces, and a tufted ottoman in the center of the room with a crystal chandelier over head. Add a floor mirror and a vanity. Vintage hatboxes, a dress form or an antique trunk make for nice accessories.
However you decide to use your extra room, you don’t have to spend a ton of money, just make this room of your new Parry home something you or your family will use and enjoy.