It’s a large room so we will divide the space into his and hers, creating two work zones. Along the side of the room we will use the existing bookshelf to create open storage and the closet for additional supply storage for all their hobbies. They do large format printing so there is lots of paper rolls and supplies to organize. Lastly to keep costs down we will try to repurpose existing furniture where possible and purchase stylish pieces at a budget friendly price,
IN THE BEGINNING
They had already cleared out the room (mostly) but where still using it for work. We relocated the functioning part of the office to another area in the home and removed all the remaining items we could out into the front room.
LET’S ADD COLOR
What I love about this color palette is how it changes in different light from a soft grey to a moody rich blueish grey at night. All of these colors have a warm undertone so that it complements the home and the old world style but brings in a modern element with the grey tones.
This was probably my favorite part of the project. The rolls of paper on the left are about 4′ in length, so we used wooden dowels and open u brackets to create a paper system that could be easily accessed and by closing the closet doors would be out of view when not needed. Definitely a challenge but once we put our minds to figuring it out, the solution was easy.
LUXURY FLOORING AT A BARGAIN PRICE
The homeowners had already purchased the flooring at Costco for a basement project, so we were thrilled at the opportunity to use the material in the office. We loved how easy it was to work with and the finished product had texture, pattern and warmth that perfectly grounded the design. Luxury vinyl planks for the win!
THE FINAL PRODUCT
To achieve an office that is both affordable and stylish takes a little time and the ability to get in there and get your hands dirty. This office consists of tons of simple DIY projects and savvy shopping for online dupes of high end pieces. However, when merged together it looks like a space that you’d see in magazines or on Pinterest that cost a fortune. It took a lot of hard work, planning and searching for the perfect products, but we are thrilled with how this home office makeover turned out!
Changing paint color can make such an amazing transformation. I love what you have chosen, it’s beautiful!
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Every project is different but to get an idea of what a project like this might cost here is our break-down:
- Design and build (labor): $5,700
- Paint: $50
- Organization Systems: $100
- Flooring: $1,000
Decor ~ $950
- Office Chair (white)
- Floating Shelves
- Cow Print Rug
- Desk Mats
- Circle Sand Art Piece for Wall Décor
- Owl Ceramic Planter Pots
These are items that were reused, but here is a link to where you can find something similar:
MEET THE TEAM
Designer, BUILDERs AND
We remodeled our spare bedroom into a budget friendly, high design and very functional home office for two. We did all the labor ourselves and found ways to repurpose our existing furniture to stay on budget! Would love to help you on a project in your home or office space.