Whether you run your business from home, occasionally telecommute or just want a private spot to get away and pay bills, a log cabin loft office may be right for you. A loft office is appealing for many reasons. You can keep an eye on things downstairs while being removed from the constant activity. You can shorten your commute to just a walk up the stairs. It’s better than the unfinished dark basement or being relegated to a corner of a room with another purpose.
You’ll want to make the most of your loft space. A functional and comfortable workspace contributes to increased productivity. Here are just a few things to think about when creating a log cabin loft office.
If your loft has a window, situate the desk nearby to take advantage of natural light. If that’s not an option or you anticipate burning the midnight oil, invest in general and task lighting.
Do you want to be able to look over the railing and monitor the downstairs activity or is that too distracting?
Think about that when positioning your furniture. If you are uncertain of how to arrange your office, take advantage of free online services that allow you to sketch out the floorplan so you can see what works. Try creating you own now. .
Even if your loft isn’t big enough for a standard closet, you
have storage options. Drawers can be installed in knee walls and dormers. All you need is plywood, heavy-duty full extension ball bearing drawer slides, drawer pulls and door panel finish material.
Think about using multipurpose pieces such as ottomans that can also double as file cabinets. Book cases can function as room dividers.
Most offices have a desk and a chair. If you sit most of the day, your chair selection is very important. An ergonomically correct chair and good posture will make you happier and healthier in the long run. Standing desks and adjustable desks are becoming more popular so you’re not stuck in the same position all day. They even make desk treadmills so you can burn calories while you’re hard at work!
Add an easy chair or sofa for a spot to brainstorm or power nap. Finish off your log cabin loft office with a mini fridge and coffee pot to minimize trips up and down the stairs.
For more ideas on how to use your log cabin loft space see our blog on loving your loft..