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Sharing is one of the earliest concepts kids are taught in school and by their parents, so it’s surprising that so many of us grow up to be so selfish. But don’t worry if sharing doesn’t come naturally; you can easily develop habits that make sharing with others easier. One of the hardest things to share is home office space, especially if you’ve never had to share your office with anyone else. But whether you’re splitting your home office in two for you and your spouse or letting your children use the space for homework, the following tips should make sharing your home office space easier.
Set the Rules
Before you begin any office-sharing agreement, sit down with the other person and spell out exactly what both of you expect of the other between normal “business hours.” Have a written set of rules and expectations instead of relying on unspoken agreements or common courtesies. These rules can cover everything from your needs in terms of focus time and conversation privacy to what your spouse or office mate should do if he or she needs to interrupt you.
Create Distinct Work Spaces
To avoid disputes (or at the very least minimize the shouting matches), set up your home office to create two distinct work spaces. Even if you share a large desk or group work surface, separate work spaces creates boundaries. Also think about separating the critical work systems that you and your spouse will need to use at the same time, like the telephone and fax machine.
We can’t promise that sharing an office will be easy, but our desk wallbeds can turn your home office in a multi-functional work and sleep space. Visit any one of our more than 20 showrooms throughout Northern and Southern California to learn more about our wallbeds and desk configurations. If you have any questions, contact us online or call (888) 856-1192.
Last updated 1 day 18 hours ago
You probably dream of scaling mountains, but probably not mountains of paper. Unfortunately, that’s often one of the side effects of having a home office. People generally tend to design a custom home office to get organized and reduce the amount of clutter around the home, but bad habits and poor filing systems often lead to cluttered and dizzyingly unorganized offices. If you want to take control of your home office, here are some decluttering and organizing tips from your friends at Wallbeds “n” More.
Manage Your Paper Clutter
Paper clutter is the worst, especially if you don’t have a system in place for organizing incoming bills, magazine subscriptions, daily newspapers, and other paper items. Keep an inbox next to your desk so you can get to the most pressing bills and documents first, and then file them away once they are completed. And for the sake of cleanliness, learn to let go of week-old newspapers.
Keep Non-Office Items Out
Children’s toys, clothing, and spare boxes might fit just fine in your home office, but that doesn’t mean they belong there. No self-respecting business person would have dirty laundry and roller skates in their office, so why do you? Keep your home office a haven for personal and family business matters and you’ll likely see vast improvements in your productivity at home.
Use Multi-Functional Furniture
If space is limited, you may be forced to ignore everything we said in the paragraph above. But that doesn’t mean you have to clutter your office to make it more functional. A hidden bed, for example, can double as a beautiful desk and a comfortable queen or king-sized bed.
If you want to get the most out of your home office, Wallbeds “n” More can help. We have a great selection of beautiful wallbeds and hidden beds to choose from. We also have more than 20 showrooms throughout California, so you can find a Wallbeds “n” More location near you. For additional information, visit our website or call us today at (888) 856-1192.
Last updated 7 days ago
Once you enhance your home with a quality Murphy bed or hidden bed and desk, add some finishing touches with one of the great cabinets available from Wallbeds “n” More.
You can choose a cabinet with a door or a model that is open with drawers. A wardrobe style is perfect for a guest bedroom because it serves as a kind of closet for your overnight visitors. You can also add a door or drawers to the cabinet design so it more than meets all of your storage needs.
Stop fumbling for space in your home and come to Wallbeds “n” More to find wallbeds and cabinets that help you optimize your space. Whether you are looking to store hiking and biking equipment or create a functional custom home office, we can help. Call (888) 856-1192 to learn more about our inventory, or visit any one of our 21 showrooms in California.
Last updated 9 days ago
Force your bedroom out of the past and into modern times with a new décor that maximizes the potential of your design possibilities. If you are ready to add a modern appeal to your bedroom, use the following tips to figure out where to start.
Play with Color
Use a few different shades of the same color to add depth and texture to the room while still maintaining a modern appeal. Decorate with different shades of blue or grey to make the room feel calm and peaceful while still incorporating plenty of style. You can also use a few different patterns to add some visual depth that really enhances the space. Whether you want to include the walls in the color scheme or leave them white and decorate around it, playing with color instantly makes a room feel more modern.
Keep the Clutter at Bay
One of the most distinguishable characteristics of a modern décor is its lack of clutter. Find some ample storage units for your newly-designed bedroom so you can hide away all of your belongings and completely minimize clutter in your room.
Add Texture to the Walls
If you prefer to keep a neutral color palette, you can still add some visual stimulation to the room by bringing texture to the walls. This subtle addition of texture helps you enhance the décor without ruining the peaceful feeling of the bedroom.
Wallbeds “n” More can help you stray away from your prehistoric design style and bring a modern feel into your bedroom. With useful furniture like wallbeds, mobile beds, and cabinets, we can help you go big on style without annihilating your budget. Whether you live in a house or a condo, our products are right for you. Come to one of our 21 showrooms today or call (888) 856-1192 to find just what you need to breathe new life into your décor.
Last updated 14 days ago
Designing a custom home office lets you cater to your inner hermit without interrupting the way you work. If you are ready to bring your work home, use the following tips to create an office space that is functional and efficient.
Figure Out What You Need
When it comes to home offices, there is no universal standard that works for everyone. The most efficient workspaces are those that are built around a person’s specific needs. If you plan to invite clients to come to your home office, for example, you need to have a space that is both professional and comfortable. If you want to build yourself a den where you can hole up and write, though, you will decorate the space differently.
Find Multifunctional Furniture
Get the most out of your space with multifunctional furniture that makes it easy to do a variety of tasks in your home office. A hidden bed and desk gives you a comfortable workspace that can transform into a bed when you have overnight guests. Set up wireless Internet in the room so you are not tied to your desk when working on the computer.
Focus on the Lighting
Although it might not seem like a big deal, the lighting in your office is one of the most important features of the entire space. The right lighting makes it easy to see what you are working on and also adds a new element of design to the room. Combine natural daylight with a few different light fixtures to get the best form of illumination for the space.
Come to Wallbeds “n” More to find hidden beds and desks that will perfectly enhance your custom office. We also have cabinets, mobile wallbeds, and mattresses to help you create a multifunctional space inside your home. To learn more about our products or our 21 showrooms throughout California, visit us online or call (888) 856-1192.