Home-Office Design Guidelines
Make the most of a small space by getting furniture and cabinet dimensions right.
Synopsis: No two home offices are alike or are used in the same manner, yet every good home office has some things in common, such as good ergonomics, thoughtful hardware management, adequate storage, and functional flexibility. Author Mark Dutka offers guidelines on getting those things right, such as how to position a computer monitor, mouse, and keyboard on a desk; how to choose a chair; how to organize electrical cords; how to hide electric components; and how to place everything in the room.
In the 15 years that I’ve been designing home offices, I’ve yet to come across two projects that come even close to being the same. No two are alike, and no two are used in the same manner. Some home offices are for full-time work; others are for occasional bill-paying. Some clients use them as part-time guest rooms or as multimedia spaces, accommodating one or two people…