I don't see a separate forum for office space and design. Can somebody send me there? I'm interested in looking at ideas for making our basement multi-use space more usable with IKEA furniture.
I have one space that is behind a support beam boxed in a drywall column so its kind of naturally separated from the rest of the room. The wall is painted cement block in a light yellow. the floor is currently a nice commercial grade tan linoleum tile but we are thinking carpet for warmth. It is well lit from above with recessed fluorescent lights running the length and is about 5' wide and 30 ft long. I was thinking of running a long craft/art work table, computer space, storage cabinets, and study carol along the wall. We do homework upstairs but as kids get older they need to separate out.
I'd like storage for some craft supplies, office supplies, all the computer stuff, student books and homework papers.
My kids school stuff is everywhere and I want a place to keep the current years things. I don't want it to look like a runway and I'd like it to be a little creative if possible. I guess the decorative touches - if I have a decorative bone in my body - will accomplish that.
We want our internet access closer to parents so I'm not allowing that unless its a removable network card.
The whole thing needs to be cheap, very well organized, attractive and very functional. The rest of the room is large and will have a ping-pong table, probably a small seating space with a small TV, storage for toys and books.
I am going to insist that this room is not a constant mess so that everyone can use it. I am not a naturally organized person and I find that I get an idea, buy something, drop the idea and then try again. I have a mishmash of stuff that I'm sorry I own.
So I was thinking IKEA which hopefully will meet my goals for at least functionality and everything to match.
I hope I'm not totally on the wrong forum!
send me elsewhere if I am
thanks so much