My buddy who owns a Hood Cleaning company in Denver Colorado asked me a question about working from home. Michael’s never been to my house, but he was curious because I talk about how weird it is to run three companies out of a two bedroom condo.
Funny thing is, we don’t even think about it. We just do it. And it seems to work. Company meetings are held at the little 4 seater dining room table, frequently, someone is sitting in recliners in the living room with a MacBook laptop, pounding out articles, and our desks are under a queen sized bed in the guest room.
Yep. You read that right. Our desks are UNDER the bed in the spare bedroom. I call it a ‘queen-sized-double-bunk-desk’. It seemed like the most functional thing to do. Our spare bed is for the occasional out of town guest. So we wanted to utilize the space more often as an office.
The bed is on top of 4′ tall cubicles framed from 2×4 lumber and sound insulated with cardboard (recycled boxes) and inexpensive carpet. This construction made it very simple to run cables and electrical.
The bedframe itself is just an IKEA frame. And the desks consist of IKEA roll away desks and file cabinets. Recently, we added LED light bars under the beds that shine down on the desks.
The cubicles cost us about $125 to build. So, the total office setup was less than $600 (with all the things from IKEA) not including the mattress.
So, now I can work hard until the afternoon, and take a comfortable nap on my desk.