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7 Ways to Make Your Home Office Work Better for You

Have more energy, be more productive and feel better while working at home with these ideas based on science Full Story
     Comment   September 9, 2014
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rfuni
I love these spaces! What I don't see are all the papers that go with working! My desk looks like a bomb went off despite my efforts to organize! Although beautiful, how functional are they?
July 27, 2014 at 5:39AM     
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cariblady
I started my first company in a home office in my studio apartment over 30 years ago. My square butcher block dining table and Breuer chairs were the 'desks' for two typewriters used by my Assistant and Product Development Manager. I worked from the sofa and coffee table which had the telephone nearby. The saving grace was six very large closets of which two were used to hide filing cabinets and office supplies. The copy machine - a small OKI workhorse - was covered with a table cloth and candle after hours. This arrangement worked well for four years until I bought a house and used the two upstairs bedrooms, bathroom, three closets and part of the walk-in attic for the office for 23 years. By then, my office staff had grown to six desks used by seven employees and me. More recently, I moved to a house that had been designed by a CPA and has an office wing: a separate staff office with great windows, accommodating four desks, shelves and filing cabinets ... plus I have my own spacious office with a fireplace and windows on two sides that overlook my bird feeding station and gardens. It doesn't get much better than this!
July 27, 2014 at 9:42AM     
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Readers' Choice: The 10 Most Popular Home Offices of 2012

Small-business owners, telecommuters and those just looking to be productive noted the hardworking features of these offices on Houzz Full Story
     Comment   August 29, 2014
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helainef
Office
April 4, 2014 at 7:23PM   
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ginnymany4
Love what you can do with so little space
June 16, 2014 at 7:24PM   
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Warm Up the Home Office With a Fine Wooden Desk

Let corporate settings keep their steely formality. These wooden desks for a home office celebrate natural beauty in all its glory Full Story
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Studio NOO Design
Nice furniture indeed !
April 29, 2013 at 12:56PM   
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Work Smarter: 8 Ways to Boost Focus in a Home Office

Household distractions may be diverting your mental energy. Turn off the TV and tune in to these ideas for improving attention Full Story
     Comment   August 29, 2014
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jmpjmp
Daylight is simulated by bulbs at 3500-5000 degrees Kelvin. These may be too much daylight for some although they are very useful for people working with colors etc. SoLux makes such bulbs but so do many others.
January 29, 2014 at 8:22PM     
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I really prefer Verilux.com - their lights I have found to be the clearest and best.
February 13, 2014 at 11:40AM     
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Home Setups That Serve You: Designing the Office

Arrange an organized workspace that suits your habits, and watch the rest of your home become more streamlined Full Story
     Comment   August 29, 2014
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ttauke
Great pics
March 22, 2014 at 2:11PM   
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cyndymy
Dining room furniture
April 28, 2014 at 8:51PM     
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10 Ways to Do More With a Customized Workspace

Use a small space efficiently or get every last feature you desire. Custom desks and shelves make any home office work smarter Full Story
     Comment   August 29, 2014
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Weldon Allmand
Storage
April 4, 2014 at 7:09AM   
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dp00le
like bookshelves over counter space
August 31, 2014 at 7:40AM   
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The Cure for Houzz Envy: Home Office Touches Anyone Can Do

Borrow these modest design moves to make your workspace more inviting, organized and personal Full Story
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cscgrad
Too stark.
June 8, 2014 at 8:19AM   
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Office
August 12, 2014 at 7:38PM   
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9 Ways to Make Your Home Office Fabulous

When your workspace is as unusually beautiful as these, inspiration and motivation are never placed on hold Full Story
     Comment   August 29, 2014
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What a way to make to turn work into a comfortable, leisurely, and stylish activity!
August 11, 2014 at 3:20PM     
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Nancy and I have worked together for the past years in a team effort. Our last project was space planning a 1500 square foot medical office in Glendale, California.. Our drawings were so detailed, they passed thru Building and Safety, over the counter. Now that's what I call a set of plans!! We are both quite detailed making our set of drawings very understandable.
August 27, 2014 at 4:15PM     
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5 Ideas for a Great Home Learning Zone

Get your child off to a good start this school year with homework areas and strategies that reduce the frenzy Full Story
     Comment   August 29, 2014
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kerryrocks
Times are still changing. Public schools in my area are going paperless. Middle School and High School students were given iPads instead of text books. Homework is now done electronically. Sprawling papers and reference books are becoming a thing of the past. (Though poster-board projects continue to overtake the dining room table.)

I like this article's message that it's worth discovering what type of study/homework setup works best for the individual child. My one son does well focusing in solitude, sitting in a straight-back chair at his small-but-sturdy desk. My other son, who's a wiggler, may do better sitting on his exercise ball at a small desk near our kitchen. Both may benefit from a change of scenery when it comes to certain subjects or tasks. Glad I got this advice. Thanks.
September 6, 2014 at 8:48PM   
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tcufrog
Thanks. It's taken me awhile and much trial and error to figure this all out but it works really well for my son.
September 7, 2014 at 10:44AM     
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Decorate With Intention: Get Your Home Office Right

Help personality and productivity team up in a home office for a win-win situation Full Story
     Comment   August 29, 2014
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mjlb
By far, the best thing I ever did for my home office was to move my office from a room with a single exposure, into a corner bedroom with daylight from windows on two sides of the room. The next best thing (a very close contender for best thing) was to place my small desk in the center of the room, on an angle. I can look out either window, but I'm away from the glare -- I love my space now. Behind me is a closet, and angled behind is the entry to the room. While I am a follower of feng shui, I work from home, while no one else is at home, so the only one who creeps up on me is my attack cat.
October 18, 2013 at 11:10AM     
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I have a huge table where I can accomodate all my stuff at the same time and which still gives me plenty of space to work. My laptop is also generally placed here. I have an extremely comfortable leather chair with armrests and cushions and a low stool to act as a footrest. I have put up quotations on the wall opposite me. I am a great one for quotes and this keeps me going besides providing inspiration.
February 26, 2014 at 10:11AM     
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Budget Decorator: 10 Tips for a Stylish and Personal Home Office

Fashion an efficient and beautiful workspace on the cheap with these industrious ideas Full Story
     Comment   August 29, 2014
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Victoria Woodards
I like the idea of a desk and credenza with a comfy chair
July 13, 2014 at 4:08PM   
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1suer
Half cupboards/half bookshelves
August 28, 2014 at 12:04PM   
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The Credenza: Compact Office Storage With Style

9 tips for finding or assembling the right storage table for your home workspace Full Story
   Comment   August 24, 2014
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Love this site for home staging ideas. I'll check back often. http://stageitup.vpweb.com/
February 4, 2012 at 9:17AM   
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Bob R
The second and third office's from the bottom are perfect examples of "real" - "really works!" We all love photo perfect homes, but if you can't live and work in it, the joy wanes fast. These rooms are used daily. Great for yearly taxes or just some quiet time. They also didn't bust the average household budget.

Bottom & 3rd from bottom included great windows for natural light and view. The need to daydream out the window is important emotionally. These are done well.
April 15, 2012 at 7:14AM   
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28 Great Real-Life Home Offices

Houzz Readers Prove You Can Turn Any Room Into Inspiration Central Full Story
     Comment   August 23, 2014
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abarh
Possibility
September 5, 2014 at 11:46AM   
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abarh
Tabletop done with a rusting process
September 5, 2014 at 11:49AM   
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Prepping Your Home Office for Big Business

How to Create a Workspace to Fuel Your Success This Year Full Story
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