Creating a Multi-Purpose Home Office & Guest Bedroom (BEFORE)

I am so excited to finally be sharing the transition of my office into a family office and guest bedroom space. I have had a vision in my mind of what I wanted this room to look like, but it took a lot of planning and patience to make the space that I wanted to spend a lot of time in with my family. Let me start by introducing you to my office!

Problem 1.

The lonely piano:

Okay, I LOVE having a piano in my house and I didn’t want to have to get rid of it, but because it was taking up a whole wall in our office it limited the room where I could come and sit down with my children to help them with their homework or have a place to be with my husband while he is on the computer.

 

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Problem 2.

Clutter around the computer. This small desk was one that I received while working for Bank of America from home and I bought it to fit in a corner at the bottom of the house. It wasn’t meant to be a main desk or one that was seen often. Our office is right off the front entryway of our home and I HATED that people could see all of the JUNK! The mail, the printer, the computer, the shredder, and the 1990 file cabinet. ugh.

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Problem 3.

The junky bookshelf. I love books and want to incorporate them into every room of my house, but I did not love that it was such a crowded space that always looked messy. It also limited the amount of storage space where we could store bills, craft supplies, homework supplies, or family pictures.
home office before, bookshelf

Problem 4.

I want a GUEST ROOM. So, I do not have guests often, but, this room does have a door and a bathroom close by that could easily transform into a temporary bedroom. Who is the KING of creating MULT-PURPOSED rooms??? IKEA! I approached them with my idea of creating a family office/Guest bedroom and they LOVED the idea! I can’t WAIT to show you what it looks like now!

Now I realize these are all first-world problems. I am super lucky to even have a home office to call my own, the thing that bothered me the most about this room was that we weren’t using it as a family at all and I saw that as a huge waste of shared space. So there you have it! Check in tomorrow to see the AFTER! I think you might love it.
home office before

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camille walker, mymommystyle.com

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Hello! I am Camille, a wife, mother of four, Disney obsessed, certified teacher, and reality optimist. Motherhood comes with its ups and downs, and I hope while you're here you'll find something that makes your #momlife easier!

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