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Office Construction – Then and Now

When I decided to switch jobs and have the opportunity to work from home, my husband was all on board and super supportive! Right away we started running through ideas about where my office would be – we both agreed that I needed my own space and it was a dedicated office. The only option with some unfinished space was our basement. 1/2 of it is unfinished and is our laundry/storage/junk/junk/junk room (yes, I meant to put 3 “junks” in that, I have more junk than anything else 🤦‍♀️). We decided on a layout and he went to work! 🚧 I am VERY thankful that my husband is so handy around the house and with construction projects like this! (I think his favorite is woodworking and I should share some of his projects sometime, they are AMAZING!)God defiantly blessed him with this special gift!

Our girls helping out dad 👇🏻

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To begin, with it being in the basement, he had to add an egress window (in case I need to escape) second he painted the brick white (that cut down on our drywall budget)then framing in some walls, drywall that, did some electric and duck work, added some lights and finished with the ceiling! He did it all himself, all we paid for was the products he used. Huge budget saver when you can have someone, you don’t have to pay, to do all the work!

And It tuned out so good, check it out below

He refinished this desk and chair too! He’s got mad skills 😉

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He also finished this chair! And the door behind there, is an old store door and he made it into a sliding barn door.

Now if I can just get to work at home….yes, that is correct, I am STILL waiting to work from home! But…when I do I will have an awesome, quiet office to work from✅

Thank you hun for all your work you put into this, love you!

I am one blessed, working (from home eventually) mama❤️🤓👩🏼‍💻

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Working from home??

Right now I am currently contemplating taking a role, within our company, working from home. But I never have worked from home, I have always worked outside the home, and honestly it seems too good to be true. I mean stay in my sweat pants, hair in a messy bun and no makeup – woohoo!! What more could I ask for? There has to be a downside right? Right?

After doing some research, I found a lot of articles where this type of set up works really well for a lot of people! They love the flexibility, no commuting, no office politics to worry about, less sick days, and better work-life balance! This last one, the work-life balance, along with flexibility, is my main reason for looking into this option. Being more available to be at home when my kids get on and off the bus, is huge! Huge! Them knowing I’ll be there, gives the security and comfort, but also if I’m working, they’ll get some independence as well.

However, for others, working from home doesn’t work so well. They may feel isolated and have a hard time separating work and home. Some said that they felt the need to always work and maybe even greater expectations, if you’re working from home.

Whether you work from home or at an office, there are always advantages and disadvantages to every situation and YOU have to figure out what works best for you and your family! My dad always taught me, that when making a decision, take time to write down the pros and cons for each side. This is a great way to get a full picture of the situation your in and even just writing it down, you are expressing your thoughts and it helps when reflecting on it later.

So we’ll see…stay at the office or work from home??