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Family-Friendly Home Office

I recently completed a home office design for a client whose son has recently moved away to college and left his bedroom vacant. The homeowner is a teacher and does a lot of her work from home. After years of school papers and books spread out all over her bedroom and dining room table, she was desperate for a dedicated office space. In addition to her school work, she also needed a handicap accessible space for her other son to work on projects and practice playing his piano, as well as toy storage for her grandson. With a small budget of $500, we managed to create an amazing space to meet all of her needs.

Clean and simple designs are perfect for the family. An open area works well for the homeowner's handicapped son.
Clean and simple designs are perfect for the family. An open area works well for the homeowner’s handicapped son.
A large desk is spacious enough for the homeowner and her son to work together on projects.
A large desk is spacious enough for the homeowner and her son to work together on projects.
A huge mirror makes the room feel larger. This $10 thrift store find really helped us stretch the budget.
A huge mirror makes the room feel larger. This $10 thrift store find really helped us stretch the budget. Click here to see how I refinished it.
An existing toy box holds the homeowner's grandson's toys and the open area around it is the perfect play spot.
An existing toy box holds the homeowner’s grandson’s toys and the open area around it is the perfect play spot.
A bookshelf functions as storage and beauty. The cork squares flanking each side for project ideas complete the space.
A bookshelf functions as storage and beauty. The cork squares flanking each side for project ideas complete the space.
It was important that the piano was wheelchair accessible so I left a large space for easy movement. I used the wall space above to house shelves for more storage.
It was important that the piano was wheelchair accessible so I left a large space for easy movement. I used the wall space above to house shelves for more storage.
The shelves were actually salvaged from an old desk. After a few coats of paint and some cheap brackets, we spent a whopping $10 on them.
The shelves were actually salvaged from an old desk. After a few coats of paint and some cheap brackets, we spent a whopping $10 on them.

This multi-functional room is now a space the family can use daily. And when her son comes to visit for holidays, the desk can be pushed up against the wall and an air mattress fits nicely in the center of the room. I am so in love with the classic and simple design scheme. I’d say this was definitely a success.

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  1. I love the room! your ideas are wonderful! I will definitely hire you again for my next room makeover. thank you! thank you!

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