Workspace of the Week: A transformed room

This week’s Workspace of the Week is AimeeRoo’s transformed office:

The area has purpose, structure, and space to move and be creative. What is best of all, is that it used to look like this:

AimeeRoo committed herself to shaping up the space, and even did it without spending a single dollar on the redesign. Other angles of the room include a dedicated arts and craft space and her washer and dryer. Before, it was a disorganized room, and now it’s a wonderful, transformed office. Great work, AimeeRoo!

Want to have your own workspace featured in Workspace of the Week? Submit a picture to the Unclutterer flickr pool. Check it out because we have a nice little community brewing there. Also, don’t forget that workspaces aren’t just desks. If you’re a cook, it’s a kitchen; if you’re a carpenter, it’s your workbench.

6 Comments for “Workspace of the Week: A transformed room”

  1. posted by Hmmmm on

    The messy version seems a little…staged. Then again, I’m a skeptic.

  2. posted by Hmmmm2 on

    I often wonder if the weekly Workspace is just an example of a room tidied up for the photo or an actual space where people work?!

    I can clean my desk and it looks great for 10 minutes until I sit down and use it.

  3. posted by spark on

    I think the weekly workspaces are about the organization of the entire workspace. Not just the desk anyway. Of course your desk is going to get messy when you are at work, but if the room is organized correctly and efficiently, it shouldn’t take very long to tidy it back up. I think that’s the point anyway.

    And no one is going to take a picture of a “clean” room without making sure that everything is in its place. Obviously no one lives in a sterile environment all the time with all possessions put away and no dust to speak of. We have to live! But we clean before guests come over and before we take snazzy pictures of our snazzy rooms! :)

  4. posted by 1stopmom on

    That is really inspiring. I have been putting off cleaning out the rooms in my house that look like your before picture. Congratulations AimeeRoo, you did a great job!!!

  5. posted by Aimee on

    Oh wow! That’s my room!

    Trust me “Hmmmm”, that before was not staged. Our laundry room had been a horrible catch all space where everything that didn’t have a set home got dumped instead of being the studio it was planned to be. It took me a good 2 weeks to find homes for everything and get the space workable again.

    I’m actually pretty tidy when I work… but of course you saw the absolute best version it could be. :)

  6. posted by PowerNana4 on

    Hey…I think AimeeRoo did a great job in creating a great space for herself. I have been working on clearing out magazines that I was saving for a design business that isn’t going to happen in todays economy…lol I think we all stage when we are having company or are takinga photo, what is wrong with that? We want our friends & family to be comfortable and not sit on our kids or grandkids dinosaurs under the sofa seats!And as for photos…give me a bin and a dust cloth any day. ;)

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