Herman likes to say that I have internal feng shui, which basically means that I have issues with space. My physical place in a space (I HATE being in the center of a room) as well as the use of space. I just can't seem to concentrate or be productive if the space I'm in feels uncomfortable to me. Which is a problem when said space is my home office/studio and I'm a full time work from home freelancer.
When we moved in a little over a year ago, we split the office space in half and tried to set it up to the best of both of our needs. Then it became clear that my needs were going to be a bit more than Hermans, so we expanded my space a bit. It was fine for awhile, but about 2 months ago I started getting agitated and feeling like we just weren't using the space correctly.
So last week I measured everything, made little cut outs, and played around with it all until I figured out what I was going to do. And just to up the geek quotient, I was so excited about making the changes that I didn't fall asleep until 3.00 in the morning because I was laying in bed visualing how it'd turn out.
I spent the whole of last Thursday moving everything out and then back in again and am super happy with the results.
Before (and to get another view, look here):
Much, much better. My printer is within easy reach, and I have an entire desk for a workspace (although it will soon be half filled with a giant guillotine and corner rounder)...which Dexter also believes is his personal lounge area. I'm not entirely happy with the magazines and mail basket under the desk, but it's fine for now.
It really is a huge relief. And that night? I still couldn't sleep because I was thinking about how happy I was to have it resolved. Yeah. I know right?