Extra home office to telecommute/ZOOM
We had a problem due to stay at home orders. We both need to use the office, sometimes at the same time. We also have very limited funds, so what to do? It had to look professional as we ZOOM. It had to have it's own computer with web cam and needed to have privacy. We also live in a small house with no extra rooms as the one we had is now a food pantry. So we checked off what we already have, a 23" TV with wall mount we seldom use can be used as a monitor and one corner of the living room could be converted to a small stow away office. We ditched the side table and built a small desk base out of scrap lumber and used the leaf of our dining table as the top. Now I had to spend some money so I got a mini computer off Amazon for $139.00 it is about the size of a roku and can mount onto the TV, a $39.00 web cam/microphone that also mounts on the TV, and a $22.00 wireless keyboard mouse combo. We converted a closed off window over the desk into a bookshelf that the TV/computer can fold back into, the keyboard and mouse fit on the bottom shelf so the desk, when not in use can be used as a side table. The nicest thing about this arrangement is the main office and the new space are at opposite ends of the house so maintaining privacy is not a problem. We should be able to get it all pulled together tomorrow. I am really looking forward to using it. Has anyone else had to make adjustments to how they use their home to accommodate for Zooming or telecommuting or even homeschooling?