Home Office Inspiration
If you are anything like my family or me, I watch HGTV almost every afternoon or evening at home. I love seeing how Joanna Gaines can just transform any space into something specifically for her clients, or watching how the Property Brothers turn dreams into reality. What about a home office remodel?
Now that my daughters have moved out, I became my own Joanna Gaines or Jonathan Scott by transforming a room in my house to my home office!
This room has a lot of history in my family; it’s been a bedroom for my oldest daughter, then a guest room for my mother, and now it’s finally my turn to make a mark.
I Needed My Own Space
Don’t get me wrong, I love my family, but I definitely need my own space to let my dreams and business grow.
My favorite assistant—my husband, Ralph—helped me tremendously throughout the transformation!
He helped move the 20-year-old bookshelves, my daughter’s childhood bedframe, mattress, and all of the junk that had collected in the room.
Home Office Budget
I also didn’t have a big budget. I re-purposed a lot of things from around the house: bookshelves from my daughter’s room, books I stuffed in the attic, tables, and lamps from our living room, etc.
The things I DID spend money on:
- Teal Chair – $110 from Wayfair
- Curtains – $60 from Walmart.com
- 1 Bookcase – $75 from local vendor
- Whiteboard – $15 from Walmart
- Paint – $50 from Lowe’s
- Interior designer, Robin O’Nan – $155
Total = $465.00
Be A Smart Shopper
Choosing the few things that I did want to splurge on is what I found to be the key.
Re-purposing old things from around the house not only saved me money, but it also gave a new sense of purpose to things I had forgotten were even there.
You do not have to spend a fortune to have an office that looks like it belongs on HGTV!
Talk to you soon,
PS: Here’s my husband painting my office! I’m so lucky to have a supportive spouse.