Please help me design a modern office

madholmsDecember 1, 2013
Hi,
I'm a computer guy and working a lot from home and I'd like to have a modern looking office. See the image for the room size. Also the other one for what currently I have. I'd like to have a nice table from thick wood that would go across the 10" wall, but I cannot find one so big. Also, on the right side I'd like to have a hutch of something else to put my books and other stuff. I'd be happy to hear any ideas.
I like this design http://www.allmodern.com/Jesper-Office-Pro-X-Narrow-L-Shape-Home-Desk-Office-Suite-X1632432R-Set-JJP1144.html, but again the table is small and then my wife has nothing nice on the left side.
Thank you.
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OnePlan
Why not have the 10' wall all storage for books, files , printers, stationary etc and have a 7'x3' dining table with two workstations like this .... Will allow you to either work with a view to the door and out of the window - or with your back to the door - but with a more direct view from the window ?! Be easier to buy a big dinning table than to try and find a desk that size ?!
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OnePlan
Don't know why the second window didn't show up ?
1 Like    Bookmark   December 1, 2013 at 3:31PM
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madholms
@OnePlan - to use the whole wall for the books is too much, I'd rather have a large desk. PLus on that table you put in the middle, I'm not sure how I'd put 3 24" monitors and sometimes I do have in there the MacBook as well and then space on desk gets pretty limited. But the idea is pretty interesting indeed.
    Bookmark   December 1, 2013 at 5:12PM
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madholms
@Remote Stylist - Here are the picture for every corner.
2. Glendale, AZ
3. no idea really, maybe ~3k
4. is a sliding window
5. Yes, won't change the Aeron for anything else. The other could be changed.
6. See the picture office-4 for 2 printers. Sound bar will be moved somewhere on the wall, not sure where yet.

No ceiling lightning, is going to be a standing lamp.
    Bookmark   December 1, 2013 at 5:20PM
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OnePlan
Well it gave you something to consider, albeit briefly !!! Lol !! I suggested it as I use an 8'x3' table as a desk - works well for two laptops, an iPad and various architects plans spread about the place ! I find the extra depth is really useful - so maybe, if you have your desk made of deep kitchen worktop, you might consider the 36" depth - so you can really enjoy the extra space !!!
    Bookmark   December 2, 2013 at 2:41AM
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madholms
@OnePlan - thx, I'll consider what you say.
1 Like    Bookmark   December 2, 2013 at 1:36PM
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madholms
@Remote Stylist - I'd like to change the color as well. Yes, there is an outlet on each wall. Are you coming with a great idea? :)
    Bookmark   December 2, 2013 at 1:37PM
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yoboseiyo
if you want a 10' desk, you'll have to build one yourself.

do you want it floating (no visible supports) or do you want to support it on file cabinets/bookcase bases?

supported on file cabinets or cabinet bases is easier and generally sturdier.
    Bookmark   December 2, 2013 at 1:53PM
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madholms
yeah, I thought to hire someone to build the table but have no idea where to start, but most importantly I'm not sure about the design, how it shall look like.
    Bookmark   December 2, 2013 at 2:16PM
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    Bookmark   December 2, 2013 at 2:20PM
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madholms
@Belle Chaise - yeah, that's a good idea too. Need to investigate more.
    Bookmark   December 2, 2013 at 2:26PM
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madholms
@Remote Stylist - no other functionality then the one you described. No, I would not like a white board as a wall, it will be a separate thing. Thinking about some darker colors of gray. The color of table would be dark as well, brown and darker. But if you can show me some design with color I can change my mind, I'm very bad at color choosing, if I don't see it I can hardly imagine it :)
    Bookmark   December 2, 2013 at 3:03PM
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yoboseiyo
here's a couple of hacked large desks.
http://www.ikeahackers.net/2013/11/wall-to-wall-desk-for-about-300.html
http://www.ikeahackers.net/2010/12/kitchen-worktop-desk.html
http://www.ikeahackers.net/2011/08/galant-megadesk.html

it all depends on your comfort level with power tools.
    Bookmark   December 3, 2013 at 9:33AM
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madholms
@yoboseiyo - wow, that's pretty interesting now. I'm pretty comfortable with power tools :) txh!
    Bookmark   December 3, 2013 at 9:38AM
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madholms
@Remote Stylist, 2 - looking old, 2,3 pretty cheap looking. Here is something I like http://www.allmodern.com/Jesper-Office-Pro-X-Narrow-L-Shape-Home-Desk-Office-Suite-X1632432R-Set-JJP1144.html, problem is the table is too short, and I cannot find anything else to put on the left side of the table that would fit.
    Bookmark   December 15, 2013 at 3:29PM
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Sims Acuff
I did a wood panel wall and a slab table in this house recently. It might help you generate some ideas.
    Bookmark   January 13, 2014 at 10:37PM
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madholms
@Remote Stylist: Nothing changed here, could not find anything suitable.
@Sims Acuff: Can I see some pictures?
thx
    Bookmark   January 13, 2014 at 10:42PM
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Eutree
Oops. I was commenting on my phone last night and I guess the pictures didn't come through. -Sims


Weathered oak has the blue grey look. There are natural tan and brown styles too. The slab table is black walnut.
    Bookmark   January 14, 2014 at 6:32AM
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madholms
@Remote Stylist: first one doesn't provide enough table area. Usually I have bunch of paper, laptops, couple of big monitor on my desc. Last one looks much better. I like the aluminum and wood finishes. Where did you see that?
    Bookmark   February 13, 2014 at 9:03PM
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