Slide 1: Work Station - Before


Kristine Franklin of The Painted Hive needed a central family workstation and was able to create one by claiming some dead space just off the kitchen. After calculating the dimensions that she'd need to accommodate books, a computer, and miscellaneous tech equipment, she designed a wall unit that could function as a small home office while fitting in well with her homey style.

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