Imagine getting dressed in the morning, grabbing a cup of coffee and arriving at work 30 seconds later. If this were your office at home, it would be easy to motivate yourself to get to work every morning.
A few simple design elements can make the difference between a special workplace and a drab, uninviting environment.
First, raise the ceiling. A 9- or 10-foot plate height can make a real difference in the spaciousness of a room when compared with a standard 8-foot plate. The extra height allows you to incorporate transom windows above the normal-height windows and a trayed ceiling for added drama.
A bay window also adds charm to the room, and the angle of the bay is echoed in the trayed ceiling.
Next, add built-in bookshelves to give a classic den look. Add your favorite wood and stain color. A wood floor completes the look.
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