Monday, September 21, 2015

Sunroom Turned Home Office Reveal

Y'all, I love our home office. Like really, really love it.  And that feels really good to say after having worked on it off and on for over a year!!  I know you guys are ready for a little less talk and a little more SHOW ME THE DANG ROOM ALREADY!!! So, without further adieu, let me show you around...


This is the view of the space from the living room. A little spurt of happy, eh? 

We had Bell Kitchen & Bath Studios (the company I work for) make custom cabinetry for the office. Because we really needed this space to be equal parts functional and pretty, we spent a lot of time brainstorming ways to make this cabinetry provide AS much organizational and functional opportunities as possible. 

We only have one full depth drawer in the space, so we designed dividers to custom fit inside the drawer so everything kept inside would have it's own little nook. In general items are more likely to find their way back to their home after use if they actually have a designated home to come back to. Write that down, it's a fact!

Underneath this drawer we have a cabinet with a printer pullout installed. 

We love this feature because it keeps the printer off the countertop, but easily accessible when we are ready to use.

We incorporated two knee spaces along the wall so Brent and I would each have our own area.Two cabinets were installed between us to help differentiate the two spaces. In the first cabinet we have two file drawers.

This drawer makes me feel like such an adult.  I mean, I actually know where my 2012 tax returns are. It's like HELLLO Courtney you organized devil.

To keep the look cohesive we had the front of the cabinet next to the files look the same as the filing cabinets, but it actually functions as a double trash pullout. Obviously we don't generate that much trash in the office so we replaced the back bin with the shredder.

As we were planning this office Brent  had one specific request. He wanted the desk to lift up to serve as a standing desk should he want to work that way. Standing desks are popular right now as it is supposed to be really good for you to stand during the day as opposed to sitting hour after hour. To make Brent's dreams come true we divided the wood countertop into two sections, one for each of us, and had special lift mechanisms (Brent actually found them on-line) installed under each top. The desks sit at normal desk height most of the time, but on the occasion that either of us decide we want to stand, we simply un-hinge the top, pull up and poof... the standing desk comes to life. Our respective sides have their own lift mechanisms so when one of us stands or sits it doesn't necessarily mean we both have to.

 Here Brent is utilizing the feature last week during one of his calls...

Since moving in to this house we have tackled a lot of projects and made a lot of improvements, but this space is definitely one of my top three transformations. Being organized and productive never felt so good! 

All photos are my own. 

9 Appreciated Comments :

Darlene Gemmell said...

I remember when you started working on these floors :) The whole room turned out great & I really like the oversized floral print you selected for the chairs!!

Courtney Foster Shearer said...

Hi Darlene, so cool to hear you have been following along since the beginning! I'm so glad you like the way the room turned out. We are super happy with it too!

Jennifer Coffman said...

What a lovely space you have! You have inspired me. My studio is very urban with dark greys and wood. After seeing yours, I think I'll splash a bit more white in there and will be adding floral fabric to my two wing backs. Thanks for sharing, You have wonderful taste!

Anonymous said...

Courtney, I LOVE the floral fabric on your office chairs. Could you please share the fabric manufacturer and pattern name?

Anonymous said...

So beautifully done . . . Can you tell me the length and depth of your desktop? And how wide is the room itself? I need exactly what you have, but my sunroom is only 6.5' wide.

Kim said...

I love this room! Do you know the source for the standing desk mechanism? I've done some googling but coming up empty-handed. Thanks!

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JamesE Lutz said...

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YiyiMoM said...

May I ask where did you get the lift-Up Table Mechanism? could you please give a full name with internet link? Thanks,

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