Dear Lifehacker, I read somewhere that a creative workspace can lead to higher productivity and wanted to know if it's true? I work in a boring office job (it pays the bills) but I'm a creative type at heart. My question is, how can I add creativity to my corner of a boring workplace to inspire myself (preferably without getting in trouble)?
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Over on the battlestations subreddit, Sarne shared this beautiful setup with a side-by-side computers in a custom desk with an open top and LEDs so you can see the inside. The whole thing is just beautiful.
A little over a week ago I moved to a new home. As I'm now in a long-term committed relationship with a bank, I can make this place my own. For me, one of the keys is getting my workspace right. I'm currently working off a very small table as I think about what will work best. And that's where you come in. I'm looking for ideas on getting the most out of the space, given the limitations of budget and floorpan.
Mark Jordan's workspace is clean, tidy, and actually looks like someone gets work done in it -- mostly because Mark is a a PC technician and uses the entire area to the left to repair and maintain client systems. That doesn't mean his primary setup is anything but good-looking though.
Redditor jamend loves screen real estate, and so do we. He's rocking four displays in this shot, a 4K display in the center, two 1440p displays on either side, in portrait mode, and a 4K TV just above. Best of all, that's not all the great gear he uses to get stuff done. Here's a full rundown.
Steven Wilke's basement video production and editing studio is wood paneled, all hand-designed and built, and looks fantastic. He pulled that basement space back to the walls to build the workspace of his dreams, and the finished product definitely shows.
Dan, also known as HiTechTLS, shares this corner desk in his tiny apartment that manages to really pack in the gear. Not only does he have six monitors total, there's only one PC powering it all. Here's his setup.
Lainz's setup is unique in a few ways, one of which that he has a pair of speakers mounted to monitor arms just above his displays. Really offers that whole surround sound feel. Beyond that though, the setup has a few more neat surprises in store. Here are some more photos.
It's not often I see triple monitor setups that actually look sharp -- I mean really sharp -- and this one fits the bill. Over at the battlestations subreddit, Evexium shares this workspace, packed with three displays mounted to the wall, and great cable management.
Redditor mrrej89 posted this beautiful workspace to the Battlestations subreddit. At first blush, it's simple, almost a little boring, but then you look more closely at the details -- from the lamp to the keyboard to the monitor stand to the bookshelf, it's simple, but all well done and well built.