When I started working from home full-time, I knew I needed a dedicated office space.  At first, I tried working on my laptop from our kitchen counter or in front of the TV, and it was way too distracting. I found that I need to have some separation between work and personal space if I wanted to get anything done.   I live with my husband in a small one-bedroom apartment, so I’m not able to have an office to myself.  I now work off of a desk that is located in a cut-out of our living .