Presidio Heights ResidenceTransitional Home Office, San Francisco
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11. Arched. Shades are one of the top strategies for dealing with a specially shaped window, like an arch. Nearly every type of shade, from energy-efficient honeycombs to billowy balloon shades, can typically be curved into an arch, angled into a trapezoid or otherwise fitted to unique window dimensions.Good for: Oddly shaped, custom windows that are difficult to dressMore Art of the Window: 10 Ways to Elevate Your Bathroom | 10 Ways to Love Draperies
1. Gather all of your paperwork. The first step is to round up all the paper that needs to be dealt with: files, piles, boxes and bins — whatever you've got. Pour yourself a big cup of coffee and dive in, focusing on tossing unneeded paper and sorting the rest into general categories.It is really important that you do this first, because so often we file and store things we don't need, which only creates more work for ourselves. Sort now and you will have less filing to do later.
Plan for windows. The last thing you want in a room where you’ll be spending hours upon hours is the absence of ample light. Natural light in particular can have a direct impact on mood and motivation. “For a successful conversion of an attic into a home office, the room should allow for a well-proportioned window that can be integrated into the overall architecture of the house, either in the form of a dormer — if the roof and city codes allow for that — a gable window or a nice operable skylight,” says Barnett. Think bright with white. Continue to brighten by choosing white or a light neutral for the walls and furnishings. “Again, you’re spending great chunks of time in here,” says Barnett. “Transforming it into a nice and comfortable area will instantly make it more habitable.”