So, it has finally got to the stage where we need to remodel our home a little bit. The room in the house we had originally set up as a home office for me and my husband has gradually been taken over by kids equipment and toys. Last weekend we finally took a look at what can go and how we can rearrange things, and we came to the conclusion that that space is just more suitable as a kids play room than an office.
This means that we now have to remodel what has been functioning as a nursery. It’s a smaller space so we need to think about this smartly. Our desk will still fit and it is important to both of us to keep the desk. As my husband is quite tall he needed one that was height adjustable and we spent quite a bit of money on it. What we are looking for is a smarter way to store files and books, which we have quite a few of.
The first thing we need to invest in is a better phone system as we both tend to make quite a few calls for work. We have a VoIP system that works really well and has 3 incoming phone lines that are used quite a lot. What we need is some reader recommendations about desk and cordless phone systems that will help solve our problem. Currently we have an old IP phone which my husband uses for business conference calls. This is kind of something we still need, but the phone we have has seen better days and the audio quality is not great either.
Essentially we are looking for a combination desk and cordless phone system, all integrated into one. Ideally two cordless devices and one desk phone with answering machine. We did find some good cordless phone reviews and are currently considering a Panasonic KX-TG7642M. Do any of my readers have experience with it?
Secondly, we need to extend our WiFi range a bit, as when one of us is using the office for a call, it really is distracting for the other to be in there. We have looked at WiFi extenders that plug into wall sockets, but I’m just not sure how well these really work. Have any of you out there got some good feedback? Otherwise we will just have to get another Apple WiFi device, which aren’t that expensive.
The final piece of the puzzle will be storage, which is going to be a bit of nightmare. Both of us have quite a few files and my husband also has a lot of reference books that he has accumulated over the years. We are going to start looking at them all to see which ones we really need and which ones can go. We already did this with lots of other books, but there is still going to be quite a bit left. What we need is a better storage solution that can transform small spaces. We’ve been to a few furniture stores and there are some reasonably good things available, but nothing so far has really grabbed our attention. Does anyone have some suggestions?