It makes the work harder than it needs to be. Especially if both of you are constantly moving things around to make space for a notebook or keyboard.
Start by identifying the tools each of you need for your day-to-day work. These could be iPads, multiple monitors, noise-cancelling headphones, a MIDI keyboard, lined notebooks, an extra laptop — all the things you use during your workday.
Of course, getting a bigger desk is never a bad idea if you’re short on space. And even in small spaces, you can use clever tricks to maximise desk space.
Making space for two in a home office includes many compromises. One thing you shouldn’t compromise on is how well your shared home office is organised.
Unfortunately, an average desk isn’t wide enough to accommodate a pile of documents, a set of sketching pencils, a notebook, a stapler, and the list goes on.
Some people — especially introverts — simply might not feel comfortable sitting next to another person (even if it’s their partner or flatmate).