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How To Create A Home Office In A Small Apartment In Indianapolis

October 18, 2023
Apartment living room with a small desk next to the sofa

Remote work is here to stay for many employees, no matter if you live in a large house or a studio apartment. If you reside in the latter, you won’t have the benefit of an extra bedroom to use as your home office, but you can still incorporate a versatile work area. Follow these easy suggestions and learn how to make a home office in a small apartment in Indianapolis.

Small Apartment Home Office Ideas In Indianapolis

Apartment bedroom with a small desk and rolling chair
Incorporating a home office in your apartment in Indianapolis shouldn’t be difficult or costly. Here are a couple of things to keep in mind when designing your own.

  • Select the right desk. Finding a desk of a proper size to fit your area is important. If you use a laptop, a desk only needs to be approximately 20 inches deep. The surface is ideally around 28 inches off the floor and could be as wide as you have space for. Ensure you have area for a second monitor. You'll be thankful you have it when you have spreadsheets up, a conference call going, and ten other windows open. Really limited on space? Consider a two-tier foldable desk you can stow away when not in use.
  • Where should your desk go? If you can put your desk conveniently into a corner, terrific! But you might have to get more creative on placement. A slim desk can be placed directly behind a couch. You can integrate a small area rug and desk lamp to help define the space as your home office. An open wall on one side of a room will also do nicely. Hang some pictures or intermix a plant or two so you aren’t gazing at a blank wall all day.
  • Let your desk do double duty. If you’re limited on space, employ your desk for more than one function. Move it beside your bed and let it serve as a nightstand. Or don’t utilize a desk at all and work at your dining room table or kitchen bar.
  • Install floating shelves. These home office add-ons work great when your desk sits against a wall. You’ll have extra space for decor or supplies and can easily blend shelving into your room’s specific layout.

Would You Like Something Different? Try Your Apartment’s Clubhouse Or A Standing Desk

An apartment clubhouse with stylish kitchenette and seating
Your new community might have a clubhouse with a business center as one of its many amenities. If you get tired of staring at the same four walls, take your laptop down to the clubhouse for a change of pace. Many will have ample seating options and tables that will work admirably as interim workspaces.

Looking for another possibility in your own living quarters? Try a small standing desk so you can get up and stretch out. An inexpensive adjustable laptop stand can help get your workstation at the proper height.

Here are some additional space-saving things you can incorporate into your small apartment home office in Indianapolis:

  • Folders you can hang on the wall
  • Small printer stand that fits nicely below your work area
  • Small storage units you can stick to the your monitor’s lower edge
  • Noise-reducing headphones for loud roommates and kids

Fashion Your Home Office In Your New Apartment At The Edge Apartment Living

Your home office will look great in your new apartment at The Edge Apartment Living. We have various floor plans available to accommodate your living and working needs. Arrange a tour of our Indianapolis property or give us a call at 463-345-4399 if you want additional information.