|Before-and-After: Home Office Makeover |
Smart tricks that'll have your office working so much harder.
photographs by ERIC CAHAN
We can all dream of having an elaborate home office that is well-organized. Better yet, one that we escape to for checking e-mail, paying bills, and chatting on the phone. Maybe even reading. Then reality sets in. Find an empty area in your home that can moonlight as a workspace. Trust us, it'll feel just as fulfilling.
This homeowner was yearning for a discreet place to do her billing and filing her paperwork. In fact, she was willing to forego her hallway closet to make this happen. Yep, you read that right. A narrow and cramped closet was transformed with a few creative touches.
Yes, this transformation can be a reality for you, too. Just be practical and prepare to think out-of-the-box. Measure the space that you have to work with before buying or bringing in any items. A spare surface can handle the necessities (laptop, task lighting, desk supplies), a sleek cabinet can handle files and paperwork. Use empty wall space to hang floating shelves. Most importantly, put that storage space to work holding books, magazines, and other office essentials.
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