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Two Home Offices Double the Utility of a Bungalow

A new home for a young family includes two home offices under one familiar roof

After author Kurt Skrudland and his wife found a house in suburban Chicago that fit all of their criteria for location, they learned that remodeling to accommodate their need for two home offices and their desire for energy efficiency would cost more than tearing down the house and starting new. When they came up with a plan for a new house on the same lot, they decided to keep the most compelling feature of the old house: It had a style they loved and that fit the context of the historic neighborhood. Fitting everything into the house that they wanted, however, meant that many areas would have to do double duty, such as the home office that is also a guest bedroom, and the mudroom and foyer that are shared by the formal front entrance and the garage entrance. Although Skrudland and his wife both work in their home, they have little interest in working on their home, so they used low-maintenance exterior materials where possible.

Two Home Offices Double the Utility of a Bungalow
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