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Designing a home office that gets the job done while keeping family life in balance

Working from home has become as ordinary as having a job in the first place. No one blinks at a request to go remote part time, because traditional separations between work and home are softening.

But what if you must live and work under the same roof full time? If you need a work surface the size of a ping-pong table, or you need running water, or your boss at the headquarters out of town just plain doesn’t want to pay rent for your office anymore? How do you meld your working space with your home?

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7 Tiny Bonus Room Ideas

Is that extra space in your house really a “bonus room” or is it a glorified closet? Often with awkward dimensions (what is with that one-slanted wall?!) and minimal square footage, these random rooms can stump even the most design savvy. No longer. Clear out all of the off-season clothes, forgotten toys, and dusty files that have accumulated there and look at the space with fresh eyes. That one corner could house a floor-to-ceiling, albeit skinny, bookshelf and, if you stack them, two twin beds are a total possibility against the wall. And that’s just the beginning! Here are some other genius ideas for tiny bonus rooms.

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