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Marilou Eby
Just saw this article and comments and wanted to point out that our office space shown in #8 is fully functional as a full time home office and has a printer on pull out shelf behind cabinet doors and a CPU and other ugly equipment on pull out and behind doors on the other side (we didn't show the monitor in the photos but it simply sits on the desk adjacent to a laptop). Our awesome designer who posted this photo worked with us carefully and attentively to design a very functional and beautifully serene office that works beautifully and is gorgeous enough to be a feature room that opens up to our main living space. It's all about designing something that works just for you!
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Thanks for clarifying. I think your office is one of the rare ones featured in this post that can be labeled as an office with the full functionality of an office.

That said, showing pictures that are staged by certain items being removed does give a different impression about the usability and reality of said rooms. And I am not talking about cleaning up before a photograph is taken, but core items being removed that are used for everyday living and often necessary for functionality.

I do think that a lot of Houzzers love to see those beautiful rooms, I on the other hand I would prefer to see how those rooms are used and lived in by their owners vs the staged set for the photograph. Anyways, it is a a very nice office and I love that you hid all the accessories.

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Elaine Ricci

After having our previous house flood twice in 18 months, hubby & I have found a wonderful house in a place where we'll be able to, once again, enjoy a good thunderstorm without worrying about our stuff getting saturated! Now I am seeking ideas on how to best to arrange this room as a home office / banjo practice room. For example, would it be best to put a desk by the window, or would that block too much of the window? Would it be better to put, say, a rocking chair in that location and put the desk on one of the side walls, where I could use a sloping wall to mount a dry-erase or cork board? Thanks! :)

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