These days, it may seem like nearly everyone works from home at least part of the time. Resist the urge, though, to add an office remodel to your home improvement to-do list. Not only does a dedicated home office take up valuable square footage in your home, but you can only expect to recoup less than half of your investment upon resale. If you simply must have a home office, avoid installing costly built-in bookcases and desks. Instead opt for more multi-purpose furnishings that are easy to change or remove.