Home Office

Working from home has a number of great benefits. You get to spend more time with your family, you have more autonomy and you don't have to deal with traffic every morning. But the typical "home-office" is often overlooked as an important room of the house. Does your home-office consist of a laptop and a corner of your breakfast table? How does the space you dedicate to working from home affect the quality of the work you produce? This section will show you projects and solutions to help you make the most of your home office and work space.

Staying on Budget

Help, this Renovation is Getting Out of Control!
Tips for Saving Time and Money on Your Remodel—Cost Busters

As projects go, it was about as big as they get: homeowner Maggie McGee had budgeted $400,000 for a major remodel of her New York house. She was expanding, yet trying to retain the home's architectural character. The project was projected to take four to six months to complete.

What's the Perfect Gift for Mom? You!

Give your time and her home an upgrade.

Moms are sentimental by nature: who else would save clay imprints of your hands, your messy Valentine's Day card, or the woven potholders you made her in seventh grade? Whether or not they're still on display, you can bet that any project you did for her holds a special place in her heart. These gifts last because they come from a special place—the heart of her child.

Go to YOUR Room! 5 Ways to put that spare space to work for you

It's a luxury any of us would love to be burdened with: a spare room. If you've recently stumbled upon a little extra real estate in your home because your kids have moved out or your partner went back to a full time job, why not create the room of your dreams? Or, as Virginia Woolf once famously called it, a room of one's own.

What we are proposing is a space that truly reflects your interests; a place where you can get away, express yourself, or devote yourself to your hobby. Looking for inspiration? Check out these ideas:

I Smell a Rat! Tips on coping with a packrat

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I'm Buried In a Mountain of Stuff That Isn't Mine!!!
Tips on coping with a packrat

Does it sometimes feel that there isn't a single square foot in your home that's uncluttered? Have you forgotten whether your floor is carpet or wood? Do you have problems finding your stuff because it's buried under so much other stuff? If you answered yes to any of these questions you might just be living with a packrat.

7 Tips for Organizing Your Office

Help! I Can't Find Anything on My Desk

Is your home office a complete and utter mess? Are you too embarrassed to bring your boss into your workspace? Do you always meet clients someplace (anyplace!) other than your office? If this is you, not to worry--you're not alone. With all your files, supplies, samples and other paperwork, it is easy to let your home office get out of control. However, with only a little planning, you can bid goodbye to a chaotic and unproductive home office.