3 Home Workspaces You Didn’t Know You Needed


Your home isn’t just somewhere you can relax. It’s a place which you should see as your little corner in the world. You can do anything you like. Sometimes, working on projects that make us happy are best done at home. That’s not to say you should bring work home with you, but can’t you have a space that lets you ponder around doing things that you can’t do anywhere else? The classic man-cave sprouts to mind, but that’s not enough.

Everyone needs to have workspaces in their home where they can use tools, equipment, make a mess and no one will care. 

Ol’ stand by

The original man-cave, the shed, is the best place for all your ‘make stuff’ needs.

Here is where you can chop, carve and file wood. The shed is where you can learn how to chisel stone sculptures, where you can repair the coat rack, repair an ornament or perhaps just make a hat rack if you wish. The shed has to stand in the garden, it can’t be anywhere else.

You have 3 types of shed to choose from.

The first is the classic wooden shed which is the cheapest to erect. With a wooden shed, you can always expand if you wish since you can see and hack your way to making another room. With a metal shed, this is not possible because you would need to tear down one side.

However, metal is very sturdy. The third option is a plastic shed, which is the least expensive, can be easily assembled, but doesn’t offer as much protection from the weather or intruders.

‘Just the two of us’

Every proud car owner needs a place where they can be alone with their machine.

A car for some is much more than just a vehicle, it’s a work of art, it’s technologically interesting and it gives them joy. So a garage is yet another workspace you require if you would like a place to clean your car in peace. With proper drainage and a floor with Concrete polishing, you have a place where you can wash your car indoors.

Professionals will install the floor exactly to your garage, then begin smoothing and buffing the cement. Then the floor will be finished to a high-sheen, making it smooth and resilient.

This type of finish allows you to store other equipment for your homes such as lawnmowers, ladders, chairs, and toolboxes, without the threat of damaging your garage floor.

A modern haven

A home office gives you the space you need to work from home or have some privacy to yourself, where you can let the mind juices flow.

Whether you’re writing a report, doing your taxes or writing a novel, a modern home office is invaluable to your need to be alone with your thoughts. An executive leather chair, together with an oak desk and an LED dimmer lamp, is just the start of your own professional haven.

Everyone needs these three workspaces in their own home, where they can be alone, work on things they love and not have to worry about damaging anything or upsetting the neighbors.

Jeff Campbell

Jeff Campbell is a husband, father, martial artist, budget-master, Disney-addict, musician, and recovering foodie having spent over 2 decades as a leader for Whole Foods Market. Click to learn more about me

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