Tricks For A More Productive Office Space
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By Becky Harris, Houzz Contributor
Home office envy hits the hardest when your own workspace (also known as the kitchen counter) feels like a disorganized mess. Whether you're hoping for a clutter-free desk and coordinated organizing essentials or simply enough surface space for your laptop, here are 10 inspiring home-office ideas from our friends at Houzz.
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Splurge on a good chair. You don't have to buy an ugly task chair—there are plenty of stylish, ergonomic choices to choose from.
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Don't shove yourself up against a wall if you don't have to. Take advantage of a view out the window or out into the room. If you like the view, consider having an electrician install outlets on the floor so you don't trip over cords.
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Have a comfy seat away from the desk. It's nice to be able to take a break while you read that boring report or browse on your iPad.
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Pick energizing colors. Accent walls, bold-colored furniture and cheerful window treatments will draw you in so you'll get your work done.
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If your home does not have a separate office, steal a few square feet from under the stairs, in a bedroom, kitchen basement, hallway or closet. One shelf can transform an awkward, unused area into a productive and attractive space.
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Use little details for a big difference. The flower magnets on this inspiration board and the boat cleats used as drawer pulls are easy and inexpensive, and make this workspace personal.
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If your workspace doesn't get good natural light, choose great lamps that brighten your room.
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Family photos, favorite mementos and artwork you love will make you feel comforted and inspired.
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Try something new: Wrap binders with scrap fabric or handmade paper. Stack books horizontally instead of vertically. Place personal framed photos or objects among your work items.
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Chalkboard paint makes to-do lists and reminders fun.
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