This upstairs landing-turned-computer-station is the perfect spot for kids to do homework or hang out after school. Storage cabinets flank the floating desk, and striped cube stools provide stylish seating.
Before the remodel, TV trays acted as makeshift computer desks in the living room. Chip Wade, host of HGTV's Elbow Room and Curb Appeal, upgraded the family’s office space with this custom, swivel-arm desk for two. The desktops swing out, allowing Mom and Dad to face the family while they work. The desks tuck back into the wall when computer work (or play) is done.
The home office space needed to have plenty of storage and function, so designers added a lacquer and stained oak custom built-in unit with open shelving, cabinets and drawers, as well as a usable workspace for the desktop computer. When the computer is not in use, the free-standing desk provides another work space. To warm up the space and create a contrast from the monochromatic colors, designers brought in a brown, swivel, office chair for a comfy place to sit.
Inevitably, whenever your computer needs a charge, your roommate and her boyfriend are hogging the outlets. This nine-foot extension cord has three extra outlets incorporated into it, so you can all keep charging without needing to have “a friendly talk.”
The dark charcoal gray color used for the media room ceiling provides contrast for the lighter off-white walls. The speakers recessed into the ceiling are part of the home's audio system that can be controlled by smartphone, tablet or computer.
A desktop scanner can sweep those stacks off your desk and into safe digital storage. Some models don’t require a computer to run and use batteries, so you can take them to whatever corner a pile lurks in.
The POP phone lets us feel like we’re making a call in a Film Noir. It looks and feels like a classic 1950s handset, but lets you navigate your device while you are talking. The POP can be plugged directly into an iPhone and recent Apple computers; adaptors expand the options for use with any computer, smartphone or tablet.
With custom banquette seating and convenient desk space, this kitchen is perfect for an at-home office. A desktop computer, plenty of storage space and all the room to spread out makes it an easy place to work with all the comforts of home.