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newac
I am going to try this.
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Nancy Scherer
Small hutch desk
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katevine

Thanks for such a helpful article! My husband and I relocated a year ago and are still trying to figure out how to make use of the smaller footprint. I work from home and have felt like Goldilocks, going from one room to the other trying to find the "just right" space for my office. I had concluded my only option was to put an office "cubby" in a former closet in the dining room, but staring all day into a closet wall made me depressed and created all kinds of ergonomic and aesthetic issues.

Today I stumbled upon Case Design/Remodeling's beautiful pantry office featured in this article, and I had one of those "Aha!" moments. We have a pantry with a similar (but smaller) footprint, but this was all the inspiration I needed to haul my stuff into the pantry and carve out a cheerful space which also has the bonus of a window with a gorgeous western view. If I hadn't seen that photo, I would never in a million years have thought I could set up an office in this room and enjoy every aspect of it.

This is why I love Houzz! The designers are so generous with sharing their creative concepts, even though we readers might live too far away to ever have a chance to hire them. Thanks, Case Design, for helping me think outside the box!

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