However, now we have a house, with a finished basement. There's the rec room with nice built-in bookshelves, a bathroom, our laundry -- and a larger bedroom that just begs to be turned into an office. It's got me thinking about the dream components of an office, which is planned as a spring project.
So, if you could have anything you wanted in an office, what would you put together?
Here's my wish list as we design this room:
-A big wrap-around desk that comfortable seats two... MJ is going to build this for us
-Orange paint on the walls -- like this color:
I've always wanted a vibrant orange somewhere! So sick of plain white walls while renting....
-White filing cabinets to organize all the paper "stuff" I tend to collect for future reference, like these from amazon:
-Bookshelves, of course, for the reference stuff we need in our office -- both my professional books, and my writing reference books, could use a handy home. MJ is going to build these too.
-A giant magnetized whiteboard (which will be a white wall to break up all that orange madness :p) which we'll paint onto the wall ourselves with a kit like this.
-Fun art to inspire. I like the sentiment of this vinyl wall art from Etsy's LetterExpressIt:
That's what I'm thinking so far. Also, our coffee pot and coffee grinder already live down here since MJ is a coffee fiend (and we have our old apartment office set up down here). I'd like to add a mini-fridge, so I don't have to go anywhere when I am in the throes of inspiration.
What would your dream space look like? Or if you already have your perfect office, what does it look like?