Do you ever find yourself longing for change? This pandemic nudged me into action, to do something I intuitively knew I needed to do: move my business office into my home. For most of 2020 many of us have found ourselves working from home more, meeting over Zoom, and gathering in person less often. I loved my space in the Hirshfield's building in Minneapolis, a place where I designed my heart out for many years, but it didn't make sense anymore. There was just too much space.
At home, I got creative. Having recently moved out to the suburbs, I was ready to switch to working out of my home permanently. I love my new home and the peace it brings me to be out of the city. There are two areas I decided to convert into a workspace: my windowless lower level and my garage. The garage has become my create space, where I keep my samples and other resources for designing. And I can still fit my car in there! The lower level has become my administrative space. These areas may sound like strange spaces to work from, so let me walk you through how I transformed them into a work-from-home haven. I hope it inspires you to rethink your workspace!