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The home office is increasing in prevalence as more and more people do a majority of their work from home. Home office designs that reflect functionality and are attractive at the same time will help you to get the most out of your time spent in the home office – and give you a lovely place to work and do your business.
Identifying Your Needs
Before you look for home office designs, you should first identify the needs that you will have for your home office. What will occur in this space that you have designated for a home office? Will you be the only user of the office, or will your children or significant other be using the office for homework, playing videos, or watching television. Many home offices also double as a guest bedroom or sewing/crafts room. Identifying the needs that you have for your home office will allow you to make the most use of your space and also give you an idea of how much you will need to spend to make your home office a reality.
Home Office Infrastructure
Once you have determined the uses that you will have for your home office, you will need to make sure that the infrastructure of the home office is already in place or that you make arrangements for it. The basic infrastructure that you will need for your home office is conduit material that nearly disguises any computer wiring or power cords, an abundance of electrical outlets and telephone jacks, power surge protectors for your office and computer equipment, and cords that are long enough to connect your computer and its different accessories in your new office space. Your home office design space needn’t be that big in order to be adequate, but should be big enough to accommodate your desk and chair and give you room to “roll” around if you need to.
Home Office Design Focal Point
Just as with any other room in the home, your home office should be pleasantly decorated – which means that you’ll need to identify a focal point in the room and build from that focal point to make the rest of the room have a tailored and neat appearance. Choose a fireplace (if you are so lucky as to have one), a statue or picture, a beautiful window with a great view – whatever your space allows, and work from that focal point. In many home office designs, especially for smaller offices with limited space, the focal point may be a beautiful desk or table. Whatever you choose for your focal point, make sure that it’s eye-catching but not too overbearing.
Arranging Your Home Office Design
There are limitless possibilities with how to arrange your home office. Many people choose the L-shaped home office design which features allows for everything to be along two walls for easy access. If your space doubles as a guest room, you might want to choose furniture that looks less like office furniture and more like bedroom furniture (and the market is full of options). Functionality is extremely important for those who work from home, so making your home office functional is your utmost concern. Besides your computer and printer, you might also want your telephone and fax machine nearby. Purchase a comfortable office chair – those with high backs or executive chairs are a bit more expensive but will certainly pay off with years of comfort in the long run. Make sure you have adequate lighting – a nice desk lamp will help. You may also need shelving – a great option is to choose book shelves of the same finish as your desk or other furniture in the room. Throw in some beautiful artwork or family mementos and you have the perfect home office design!
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Fay Maxwell introduces you to a needle felting tool, which is a precursor to the embellishing machine. She has some fun pouring bleach over some velvet, creating an artistic background for embellishing on some felt shapes. Her embellished mirror frame makes the perfect personalised Christmas present.
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Techniques for joining quilt fabrics. Learn tips for trimming and sawing quilts in this free quilting lesson from a crafts expert. Expert: Elva Gentry Contact: www.missmable.com Bio: Elva Gentry has been quilting for more than 50 years. She has appeared on television shows and gives classes in quilting for beginners up to advanced students at Miss Mables Village in Tennessee. Filmmaker: NIk Ruscha
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How to cup the lip for sewing a messenger bag; get expert tips from a master seamstress on home sewing methods and techniques in this free instructional video. Expert: Lenee Alexander Contact: www.LeneeAlexanderDesigns.com Bio: Lenee Alexander has been sewing since she was nine years old, and began making designer handbags at age 16. Filmmaker: MAKE | MEDIA
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Lisa Gaye teaches Leesa Rowland how to make a throw pillow by recycling one she already has. All it takes is a couple pieces of scrap fabric and a sewing machine. This step-by-step video will have you throwing new pillows together in no time. Visit: www.lisagaye.com
www.pinkyiloveyou.com In less than 10 minutes, I’ll show you how to recycle a sweater you no longer love into an adorable tote bag or purse. Do you have a old sweater thats worn out, turned pilly, or is just too small, but you just cant bear to part with it? You can recycle it into a tote bag or a purse and even use parts of it to create a hat, mittens, or leg warmers. Its easy, fast, and fun, and no previous knowledge of sewing, knitting, or crocheting is required.
Learn how to sew on the first piece of a reversible homemade purse with expert sewing tips in this free craft video on making your own homemade reversible purse. Expert: Lenee Alexander Contact: www.LeneeAlexanderDesigns.com Bio: Lenee Alexander has been sewing since she was nine years old, and began making designer handbags at age 16. Filmmaker: Jessica Goodrich
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