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Home Offices 102 Ideabooks

Oodles of time and research go into designing corporate workspaces, but home offices are different. People creating office spaces for themselves usually don't have access to all of the studies that have been done to determine what design aspects allow them to work best. Research from the social and physical sciences...
Quiet, Please! How to Cut Noise Pollution at Home
I work from home, and apparently I am in good, and growing, company. There are 3.1 million of us in the United States who now work from home, and this number is increasing. Do you know what we do for at least a part of our day?...
20 of the Coziest Home Offices on Houzz
“Cozy" might not seem like the first word you'd use to describe your ideal office; it may make you think of quilts and clutter that don't inspire efficiency. However, "cozy" can mean a room that's inviting, warm, layered and, yes, even organized. For...
Budget Decorator: 10 Tips for a Stylish and Personal Home Office
Home offices can be neglected when it comes to decorating, but it doesn't take much to freshen an outdated workspace, and the rewards of doing so are plenty. One of the joys of working from home, whether you do it occasionally or full time, is the freedom...
Decorate With Intention: Get Your Home Office Right
It's so easy to let a home office slide off the bottom of the decorating to-do list — after all, many visitors will never even see it. But the way this space is arranged and decorated can greatly impact productivity (and happiness) at home. From finding...
Double Take: The Disappearing Home Office
“Every mother needs a cockpit," says architect Elizabeth Emerson of E/L Studio. In this case the cockpit includes her client's long and linear office, extensive craft and wrapping paper storage, and a...
Why Your Home Office Should Be in the Backyard
We all need an office — a workspace where we can concentrate, think and have all the tools we need. Let’s face it: Even if you don’t work from home, you work from home. Taking work home has become pandemic, with people routinely now working...
Room of the Day: Seaside Dreaming in a Texas Study
Catherine Dolen calls this room a study, but it’s really much more than that. “It can be a workspace, but it could just be a place for reading, for conversation, for a glass of wine after dinner or a nice place to relax,” says Dolen, the owner...
The Cure for Houzz Envy: Home Office Touches Anyone Can Do
Home office envy hits the hardest when yours feels like a disorganized mess, or you don’t even have one in the first place. Some of the offices I see are so beautiful, I wonder if anyone ever uses them. I know I’ve looked through Houzz and wished...
8 Ways to Hide Your Home Office
Working from home has its perks. There’s the excellent commute, and an affordable lunch is just a room or two away. But when your work life impedes upon your home life, well, that’s a drag. The solution? Conceal your office! Out of sight, out of mind,...
When Your Dining Table Is a Workspace
If you’re among the growing number of people who work from home, or you have children with homework and never-ending projects, then there’s a good chance that your fancy dining table is doubling as a workstation. Sure, you agonized...
6 Ways to Define Your Workspace at Home
If you’re ever had the opportunity (some might say misfortune) of working from home, you know that the distractions are endless. Every time...
10 Ways to Do More With a Customized Workspace
Why settle for a regular desk when your workspace can offer so much more beauty, space efficiency and flexibility? A custom or semicustom piece can suit your space and your style to a T — and may not even be in the home...
Home Setups That Serve You: Designing the Office
Even if you don’t have an officially designated home office, you might benefit from having a recognized workspace. You take stress off the rest of your rooms when you create this area in your home: no more mounds...
Work Smarter: 8 Ways to Boost Focus in a Home Office
Hardly anyone has enough willpower to completely ignore what's going on around them. That's because paying attention to anything that might endanger or otherwise affect our lives in any way was vital to humans' early survival. Even today our biology prevents...
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