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Home Office Design for the 40/3 Work Week

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jun 08, 2013 01:02 AM
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by Brent Turner last modified Jun 07, 2013

All that commuting, all that polluting. Let’s face it, the greenest work space in the world is the one right down the hall: your home office. So we at Euro Style Lighting decided to envision what we like to call a 40/3 work week. That is, the standard five day/forty hour work week, but with three of the five days worked from home. Such a work week roughly translates into a 60% reduction in an individual’s carbon commuting footprint…or as we like to think of it, an excellent excuse to work in your pajamas. Best of all, the 40/3 work week gives us a chance to daydream about just how our home office is going to look. Working at home, you can transform any room into an office. If you're in a loft, best to make it a corner office: Remember this is your personal workspace. No sharing needed, so style it wildly. Keep things open to make so that it's a free-flowing idea space: For the home office, go personal and do away with all the usual suspects. Choose flat files over regular, vintage over mainstream, stationary stores over office supply stores: To keep things open and maximize space, furnish it with only the bare essentials. Choose floor lamps or a torchiere for general illumination. Adjustable task lamps add a functional chic look: Kichler Graphite Energy Efficient Desk Lamp Use a small desk or table. Console tables are not nearly as deep as desks and work well in shallow spaces (such as my 3' x 6' walk-in closet office which I absolutely adore): Frameo Driftwood Console Table Finish your space off with a laptop or tablet and you're ready to start working! Building a home office requires as much or as little space as you have and consumer technology has advanced to such a point that it is small enough and affordable enough to enable telecommuting by the majority of office-bound Americans. Yet most of us still spend hours a week behind the wheel of a car to and from work.. Perhaps it's time we re-consider. Images: Tara Hurst , Location Department , Honey Pie Living , New York Times






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