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11 Ways to Keep Your REAL Desktop Organized
We seem to do it all at our desks, from working and paying bills to shopping online and poking around Facebook. So, naturally, keeping desks clear of clutter can ...
DIY Tales: Converting a Closet into a Home Office
I am super excited about today’s post. I recently gave the guest room a bit of a facelift with some paint and art....
Interior Inspiration: 30 Creative Home Office Ideas
Working from home has become more than a trend. Hard-working people the world over try to find the best way to accommoda...
11 "Novel" Ways to Design a Home Library
No matter the size and style of your home, incorporating a reading room will give your book lovers a space to curl up and while away a cold winter afternoon.
11 Desk Lamps to Lighten Any Task
Just because a desk lamp needs to be functional doesn’t mean it can’t look good, too. Here are 11 of our favorite "taskmasters."
DIY Home Office Makeover: Vintage Finds and Rustic Style
OK, so you saw what we did. Now it’s time to show you the pretty pictures of our home office. This is my desk. I...
Planning Guide: Home Office
With more and more people telecommuting to work each day, the home office is no longer a luxury—for many, a productiv...
Design a Green Home Office
As a freelance writer and book author, Linda Mason Hunter spends many hours holed up in her home office. It has all t...
Home Office Wiring Connections
The days of basic phone and electric service are quickly disappearing. Working at home increasingly requires high-spe...
Home Office Power and Equipment Protection
Lightning HazardsSeveral things affect the power that supplies our home offices. First, there’s the obvious: lightnin...
Creating Your Home Office Plan
Evaluate Your Home Office NeedsThe first step in creating a home office plan that works is to evaluate what you plan ...
Childproofing the Home Office
Statistics show that almost 75 percent of Americans have some sort of home office. And as these dedicated work areas ...
5 Things to Do with... Used Books
Does your apartment look more like the stock room at Barnes and Noble? Well, you're not alone: At one point or anothe...
Make Your Own iPad Stand: 10 Cheap and Clever Ideas
Getting the most out of your iPad sometimes means going hands-free, but you don't need to spend another dime!
10 Ingenious Alternatives to a Traditional Home Office
For a home office, you don't always need extra square footage, only creative thinking and a little ingenuity!
An Awesome Closet-Office You Don't Want to Miss
The cl-office is officially finished! I first started off with a closet with sliding doors. I painted it using chalkboar...
Create a Home Office That Works for You: 10 Expert Tips
Making the right decisions about your home office design can make the difference between working hard... and hardly working!
6 DIY Standing Desk Projects to Keep You Healthy While You Work
It turns out that sitting is bad for you. Like really, really awful. It's no surprise that a sedentary lifestyle isn'...
Bob Vila Radio: Home Office Storage
If you’re part of the rapidly growing home-based workforce or you’d just like a designated place to pay the bills, he...
Buy or Build: 15 Desks We Love
With each passing year, more and more people work from home at least part of the time. Technology makes telecommuting easier than ever— so the home office is more ...
10 Smart Cord Management Solutions Under $50
The first step to organizing your electronics is recognizing that they need to be organized. Since most of us use our gadgets daily, you might not even think abou...
Bob Vila Radio: Cord Storage
Bob Vila Radio is a newly launched daily radio spot carried on more than 60 stations around the country (and growing)...
Victorian Library Complete
After nine straight days of work the library is finally complete. We haven’t yet found a chandelier or sourced th...
Reviewing Attic Conversion Plans
Bob meets structural engineer Steve Siegel on the attic floor of the Medford, MA home to discuss the owner's desire for an office with cathedral ceilings.
Review of the Home Office Electronics
Bob goes to the third-floor home office to find out about the phone system, the Web-based cam, the wireless networking system, and the Iris scanner, which allows ...
Tour of the Restored Living Quarters
Bob tours the finished restoration of the historic sections of the Virginia governor's mansion.
Tour of Historic Virginia Governor's Office
Bob tours the old governor's office in the Richmond, VA executive mansion.
Tour of the Completed Loft Conversion, Part 2
Collaborating architect Lisa Shire accompanies Bob, as he continues his tour of the completed loft conversion.
Touring a Japanese Garden
Bob tours the Japanese Garden at the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens to get some ideas for the Zen garden the homeowners will be installing in the side y...
Mantelpiece Work
Bob joins restoration contractor Richard Marks in the library of the Federal-Style home to review the restoration of the mantel.
Put up a hinged mirror to conceal a recessed storage cabinet. In tight quarters, opt for a thin mirror that can sit almost... It turns out that many bath and kitchen cleansers contain chemicals that are dangerous to the skin and eyes, and often pro... So often we paint tiny nooks white to make them appear larger, but opting for a dark, dramatic wall color like this one—Be... Chocolate-colored walls and large window frames allow the exposed wood beams to take center stage in this small screened p... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... Like no other floor type, a checkerboard design works wonders to underscore the retro kitchen theme. Vinyl flooring, ceram... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... If you put the washing machine in the mudroom, you can stop the kids from walking through the house in dirty, grass-staine...
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