Setting up a Home Office in a Small Apartment

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One common denominator of apartments and flats in urban Hong Kong is that they are tiny. Nonetheless, it is still possible to set up a home office even in a small apartment. If you make use of the space wisely and follow these simple tips, you can have a comfortable and decent home office.

Declutter your space and organise

You may have heard that people with the best ideas also have the messiest workspaces. Well, if your home office is in a tiny apartment, this is not necessarily true. You do not have the luxury of space, so the first thing that you have to do is to clear the place.

Avoid overbuying, and use different storage boxes and organisers to keep all your supplies in place, so there is enough room for you to breathe.

Consider dual-purpose furniture

Your pieces of furniture will be eating the most of the space in your apartment, so why not consider one of those multi-purpose movables. For instance, realsimple.com suggests getting a chic armoire that doubles as a desk instead of opting for the traditional one.

Better yet, customise your furniture here in Hong Kong, so it fits the whole vibe of your place.

Think vertical

Instead of buying bookshelves, you assemble yourself, go for the floating shelves and install them on the wall by your desk. Rent Blog writer recommends putting other organisers on the shelves such as mason jars that you can fill with office supplies like paper clips and pens.

Create illusion

Ventilation, lighting, and positioning are all very important when deciding where to position your home office. It is highly advisable that you set it up in the corner of a room or by the window. If you do not have a window, you can put a mirror on the wall to make the office space seem bigger.

Even if you are living in a small apartment, it is important that you have a proper workspace. It is quite challenging, but with a few simple tips and adjustments, it is doable.