Suzanne got shifted to work from home during the pandemic and had to make room for an office in her home. The kids and her husband also had to have work environments for home. It was a lot to figure out in a short timespan.
She called me to assist her in spaceplanning.
Unfortunately, the best place we could find for her office was in her bedroom.
I am not a big advocate for work in the bedroom because then you never really rest. Work is always looming there and can literally wake you up in the night.
Also, when working from home, it's vital to be able to shut the door on work. Especially if you are used to leaving work, having the drive home to transition etc. It's super important to be able to call the end of the work day and close it up.
Fortunately, I remembered a piece of furniture that was made by a company many years ago that would give her the work environment she required and it had a flip out desk that could easily be put back up at the end of the day. I contacted the company and although it wasn't technically in their line, they would make it for me.
I showed Suzanne the piece and she fell in love. It had filing, work cubbies and it was a gorgeous piece of furniture and it fit perfectly in her bedroom.
Once she got the piece, she was more organized, more efficient and she enjoyed working at home.
She wasn't sure she needed the door to shut down the office as she had been using an open desk til then and said it was fine.
A couple weeks after she got the desk, I got an email saying....I sleep so much better now. I had no idea that open desk was keeping me awake. THANK YOU!