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Finding space for home office

Unused closet perfect for small desk with fold-up wings

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One of the most popular amenities in today's home is the home office. Whether it's used for running a business or just paying the bills and writing up a grocery list, home offices provide a central place for a myriad of paperwork chores. And just about every house has a few unused square feet you can convert to an office with a little imagination, as the following examples will demonstrate. The spare bedroom: Spare bedrooms typically offer the most logical choice for a home office. They are spacious enough to provide ample work space; they have at least one window for good natural light; they have a closet for storing papers and supplies; and for privacy and quiet they can be closed off from the rest of the home simply by shutting the door. Using a spare bedroom doesn't mean that you need to take over the entire space. Unless you're running a business out of your home that requires a lot of desk space and file storage, it's often sufficient to simply have a small desk or computer t...