My wife and I decided to redesign our home office. Our main consideration was function; namely, how we need this office to function today may not be how we need it to function in five years or even two. With this in mind—and with so much time spent at home these days—efficiency and flexibility were key. Plus, with a grade school age son, a place where he can do arts and crafts with his mother is more important now than ever.
That’s why we went with a modular wall unit and two sit-stand desks. The two desks provide ample work surfaces that can adjust for each user depending on the task. And with the wall unit, if we decide we need more or less storage, the individual units can be swapped out without dismantling the whole system. It’s future-proof: down the road if we decide this room needs to accommodate a bed, the sit-stand desks can be moved to a different wall, a different room, or even sold off to someone else who can put them to good use.
This is always our approach to space planning. By focusing on long-term use we can incorporate solutions that provide flexibility when it’s appropriate. And because those items are well made from durable material, when they’re no longer needed their resale value is still high.