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RedRyder
221williams: we live outside of Nashville in College Grove TN
   
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shea42
Agree with those others who work from home...hard to keep the space beautiful and pristine with printers and multiple monitors and routers and backup HD and modem and signal booster and label printer and landline phone and cell phone dock and client records etc. Also with a sit stand desk, you need the cords to be a little longer or they may pull from the power bar when the desk raises or lowers. Have tried my best to corral them but it's tough.

For the person looking for an inexpensive corner desk, my son who is as frugal as they come took a piece of laminate when we replaced our kitchen counters that already had the corner included. Cuts the wings to size. Drill cord holes as needed which drop below desk and connect to wall mounted power bar. For the legs/supports we ran stud-secured 2x2 underneath along the wall (hidden) and screwed up into the counter and then on each leg, we put a piece of slat wall board cut to size. He has attached purpose made wire baskets to the slat wall to store stuff like stapler, headphones, binders, etc. very functional and because everything except the baskets was surplus from around the house, cost under $80.
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Lu Lyon

I've had a dedicated home office space for 18 years. Started in a basement corner with corner windows, so I got a corner desk (the computer screen facing the walled corner worked great to minimize glare). It was beside the main door though, and I had to go quite a distance and upstairs for tea.

So after my oldest moved out, I took over his bedroom, next to the kitchen. Because we kept a single bed there for occasional visits, I installed this mammoth corner desk in a corner, but because of a baseboard heater under the window, I rotated the desk so that one wing extended into the room (a wall screen blocked the back for privacy). It served me for 12 years, but over that time more bookshelves were installed and space became cramped, so I had the desk cut down into one (some creative work done by son). I like how much space I've gained; however, now I find I don't have enough storage for odds and ends (still attached to making paper notes!). The corner desk had handy cubbies for jamming these things into. I'm giving away many of the books. Some things are now on shelves inside the closet.

The main considerations for me are light, privacy and storage.

   

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