DIY Home Office Built-In | Apartment Therapy

Revealed: about three hours in the past

When you work at a pc and didn’t have a desk in your own home pre-pandemic, you’ve in all probability arrange a primary dwelling workplace by now. Stephanie Petrich’s new dwelling workplace, nonetheless, is work-from-home targets.

This space of Stephanie’s dwelling, which is in the primary dwelling area, beforehand featured a comfortable chair and lamp. However “after realizing that papers and pens and workplace provides saved build up on our kitchen counter, I made a decision this area would make an ideal place for a built-in desk,” she says. “Making it right into a desk would release counter area and provides us a spot for a pc to sit down and work at.”

Stephanie estimates that she spent 20 to 30 hours on this challenge—she has three little children, so it took some time! With some assist from her mother and husband alongside the way in which, she reduce wooden for the shiplapped partitions, constructed the cabinets, and dealt with the installations. “It was laborious to get every little thing measured accurately, and there have been issues that needed to be taken down and redone,” says Stephanie. “I realized to measure twice and reduce as soon as!”

If she had the possibility to restart, Stephanie says she may go for a distinct wooden than the pine she used for the desk and cabinets. Pine saved the price of the challenge decrease, but it surely was additionally tougher to stain and sand and is much less sturdy, she explains. “If I have been to do it once more, I might decide oak or maple as an alternative, as a result of it’s prime quality and general lasts longer,” Stephanie says.

Nonetheless, Stephanie completely loves the realm now. She says it price about $200 for the shiplap, wooden, stain, and paint (she repurposed the chairs and hairpin leg from different tasks), and about $115 for decor objects. And whereas essentially the most eye-popping side of the completed challenge may be that incredible Kelly inexperienced wall, for Stephanie, the perfect half is the performance. “The desk is lengthy sufficient to suit three individuals sitting comfortably, which is ideal for us,” she says. “The shelving additionally provides extra storage choices, which I like.”

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