Trial & Error: Finding the Best Home Office Layout

It’s easy to get into a routine in your home office. And while we’d always like to believe we get things right the first time (like Mike’s setup above), it’s often the case optimizing a room like a home office takes a bit of trial and error. Which is why it’s paramount you fiddle around with the elements in your home office to discover the best possible layout. Here’s how…

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iZON Room Monitor: Use Your iPhone as a Remote Spy Cam

The iZON Remote Room Monitor isn’t the first way to watch what’s happening at home on your iPhone, but it does look like it’s the most user-friendly. It’s basically a simple camera that will let you see what’s happening and will even record what it sees on YouTube.

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The DIY Castle Bed: MDF & a Bit of Love

082611_rg_DIYCastleBed_01.jpgWe’re pretty sure that everyone has made a fort of some kind using mattresses or their bed when they were younger. Imagine if you could easily turn that theme into a castle bed of some kind for your kids. There are plenty of different ideas available, but this one is based on an IKEA bed that’s been hacked with some MDF to give it this beautiful look.
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Bodey’s Computer-less Computer Desk

061411_rg_ComputerCloset_02.jpgIf you’re running out of space for your desktop, or you simply would like to have a cleaner workstation, here’s an idea that might work for you if your desk is positioned near a closet or storage space: store your computer hidden away and run the cables/wires through the wall!

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How to Be Able to Clean Your Desk in 5 Minutes

060711_rg_KeepDeskClean_01.jpgLike most people, we find that keeping our desk free of clutter is a daily struggle. Sure, we clean it often enough, but it doesn’t take long for mysterious stacks of paper to appear out of nowhere. The funny thing is that if you’re diligent about it, you can quickly clean your desk without too much of a fuss if you’re ready to tackle all of those papers. The most important thing we can say is that you need to have some kind of shelving system in place to make everything work smoothly.

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Tricks to Stacking Any Washer & Dryer to Save Space

033011_rg_StackableWasherDryer_01.jpgWhen you don’t have a large kitchen or enough space for all of your appliances, it’s time to get creative. You’ll have to find space where you can salvage it, optimize your kitchen for maximum efficiency, so that it works, looks good, and still doesn’t feel cramped. The placement is also important, since you don’t want the washer and dryer column towering over your dinner table.

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Craig Steely Impeccably-Designed Home Theater Room

This incredible-looking home theater room is part of a larger re-design that the architect Craig Steely completed for the Ludwig Penthouse. It’s pretty awesome and its simplicity will most likely inspire you to de-clutter your home theater area.

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Light Facet: Diamond Shaped Light and Room Divider

060809_rg_lightfacet_01.jpgLarge rooms and lofts are great, providing that you know what to do with so much space. It can be a daunting project, but one way to work with large room is by using room dividers. Room dividers are cool, but they tend to be similar and they don’t always work. Maybe that’s why the Dutch design studio Blooming came up with Light Facet which combines lighting and a room divider.

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