The Home Office Planner: Hundreds of Great Ideas for Your New Office

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Chronicle Books, Nov 1, 2000 - Architecture - 96 pages
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She wants a cozy writing nook. He wants an executive suite. She's into antique collectibles. He prefers Asian minimalism. Can offices attract? Following in the blueprints of Chronicle Book's extremely successful home-style guides, The Color Book and The Kitchen Planner, comes this practical, convenient, and necessary tool for anyone looking to create an office space at home. From the corner of a kitchen to an entire room, The Home Office Planner is the perfect resource for transforming any space into a functional work area. The uniquely designed section of dual-split pages allows for effortless mixing and matching of wall colors, office furniture, and floors. Simply flip the page and go from an oak desk to a laminate one in an instant. Flip again, and the vintage desk lamp turns into a contemporary pendant light. The reusable stickers and layout grid make it simple to experiment with a variety of floor plans. And the informational charts—written specifically for singles, couples, families and people with special needs—can help anyone put together the most user-friendly office space for their particular lifestyle. The Home Office Planner is also packed with color photographs and countless suggestions for a quick touch-up or a total overhaul. So for the freelancer, part-timer, telecommuter, or anyone who has to put in hours at home, this is the too-good-to-be-true guide to creating the ideal space.

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Barty Philips was the home correspondent of The Observer for sixteen years and has written on design and the home for numerous other national publications. She lives in the UK.

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