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It’s no secret that our homes have become a refuge to the outside world.

For many of us, our dining tables have become workspaces, and our living rooms are now conference centers. The way we look at our homes is changing, and so should the way we transform a rooms and our work from home furniture.

No matter if you want to keep it simple or stylish, there are many ways you can update a space while keeping your specific needs in mind. You may find the need to create multiple areas for schoolwork or work-from-home spaces. You also may be finding it hard to keep the functional areas of your home, free from clutter.

In an ideal world, you’d have a separate space where you can close the door when it’s not in use. However, many of our homes were not built with this concept in mind.

Dividing your spaces up between work and relaxation is vital in helping your brain turn work time off. We’ve come up with a few ways you can transform your space to function for both work and play.

Designate a few areas to double as a workspace.

An oversized coffee table can quickly be cleared off for school work. Invest in a couple of sturdy totes to store school supplies when not in use.

Have an extra closet?

Take the doors off and transform it into a mini office space. Avoid working on your couch or in bed or those places your brain typically associates with relaxation. The same goes for using your kitchen or dining table for work. Our minds connect this piece of furniture with food, so try to avoid using the most likely choice as a temporary workspace.

Traditionally used behind a sofa or in an entryway, a console table makes the perfect solution for a temporary desk.

Ideally, you’ll want to choose a table that has an open area that a chair will easily slide under.

Regardless of your work from home or home school needs, your first step is to look around your home for any underused areas. An attic, guest room, an empty corner, or a hallway can make the perfect backdrop for a temporary office space.

If you need help in finding a dual piece of furniture to double as workspace, we encourage you to call us at 904.272.2228 and let us help you find the perfect piece.

We are more than willing to video chat with you to show you the many different options available in our 1956 Kingsley Avenue Orange Park, Florida showroom.


If you are looking for quality furniture in the Jacksonville, Florida area, The Furniture Gallery can introduce you to a wide range of options. Conveniently located in Orange Park near Highway 295, and serving clients in Jacksonville, The Jacksonville Beaches, Ponte Vedra, Orange Park, Fleming IsIand, Green Cove Springs, St. Johns, St. Augustine, Gainesville and the rest of the greater Jacksonville, St. Johns County and Clay County area. To make your purchase easy, The Furniture Gallery offers financing through Synchrony HOME™ and free layaway. Visit their showroom at 1956 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, Florida 32073, or call them at 904.272.2228 for any questions.  Be sure to visit their “Showroom Specials” page for current sales and clearance items.