I’m so excited to show off a new feature on the blog this week, mes amis! For a while I’ve been toying with the idea of sharing some really neat home office tours on Mom Made That! and today I’m bringing you a very special tour, from the partner of a blogger you may very well know and love!
I’ve been reading Annie’s blog, PhD in Parenting, for several years now, and so I was honoured when her partner agreed to show off his home workspace. Check out the story behind this unique “office” and find out how this family found some much needed space in an unlikely place!
From Annie’s partner: “I have been a stay-at-home dad for five years while pursuing my graduate studies. Our house is not very big, so we were looking for a solution to have a home office and maybe also to add a guest room and a second bathroom. Since adding rooms or a floor were prohibitively expensive for us, we looked at our underused detached two-car garage. I totally gutted it, insulated it, put in new windows and a new floor and after two years of long work in the evenings and on weekends, we now have a “guest house” with a huge office, a guest room and an extra bathroom. Luckily, my father-in-law owns a hardware store, so we got a good price on the materials.”
“It is very nice to work in this room, physically separated from the main house (and the screaming children), without having to worry about leaving papers lying around only to find it decorated with crayon drawings by the kids. The only issue was the internet connection, since we live in a rural area without high-speed access. However, through a wireless provider we now have a relatively decent internet access most of the time.”
What a great space! After reading this I feel like I’d LOVE to have a home office just outside my main house… how quaint would it be to have a little spot, all to yourself, in your yard or somewhere on your property? For those of us with tiny homes, this might not be an easy task, but with a bit of creativity, I think we could all come up with a solution that works for us! Feel free to share your ideas in the comments!
Have any of you taken on a transformation like this one? If you have a great home office space to show off, big or small, just send an email to desireefawn at gmail.com with the subject line “Home Office Tour”. We’d love to feature you on the blog! Ciao!
I think it’s safe to say that most of us would love to have a reasonably eco-friendly home office. Some of us might be especially GREEN friendly folks, or maybe when it comes to our utility bills, we’d just like to see a bit of savings! Whatever your motivation may be, it’s one thing to say “I want to go green!” and another thing entirely to do it!
So how do we start? What’s the first baby step on the way to a green(er) home office? I’ve put together a few great posts that chat about just this topic! From power saving tips to eco-friendly products, I hope you’ll all feel inspired by some of these suggestions!
- How To Make Your Home Office Green via Re-Nest
- 10 Ways To Green Your Home Office via GeekSugar
- Create A Healthy Home Office via Natural Home & Garden
- 9 Tips to Make Your Home Business More Eco Friendly via Green SAHM
- 8 Eco-Friendly Home Office Ideas via Style At Home
What do you do to stay GREEN in your home office?