Ask Maxwell: How to Fit a Home Office into a Small Space

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"Try THIS at home!" That's my new tagline. :)

I'm really excited to kick off a new series today with readers from our site, where I provide solutions to niggling problems in their homes in real time. Because I get asked questions like this all the time, we thought it would be a good idea to share them. Inevitably many of you will have the same questions.

In today's episode, Julie, who just moved into her 300 square foot apartment a month ago, asks me how to fit a home office into her (very!) small one-bedroom apartment.

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Try THIS at home! That's my new tagline. :)

I'm really excited to kick off a new series today with readers from our site, where I provide solutions to niggling problems in their homes in real time. Because I get asked questions like this all the time, we thought it would be a good idea to share them. Inevitably many of you will have the same questions.

In today's episode, Julie, who just moved into her 300 square foot apartment a month ago, asks me how to fit a home office into her (very!) small one-bedroom apartment.

Within the video you'll see the two rooms of Julie's apartment, how awkward her bed is (she moved in recently, so she's not to be blamed for any of this), and how including an office space is really challenging. My solution involves fully leveraging the laptop lifestyle and hiding the office between the two room, because Julie doesn't really need an office desk. What she really needs is a comfortable place to work on her computer and a separate place to put all of her work papers away.

At the end of the video you'll see references to specific products, I've included links right below, and I invite you to also add your own product solutions below.

LINKS AND SOURCES:

• The Star: Julie Barsamian is a marketing strategist with a background in economics and a weakness for chairs. By day, you'll find her working with beauty, food, and design brands, helping them carve out a presence in the online marketplace. After hours she's writing and creating textiles for her own home. If she can't find the right blanket, scarf, or pillow, she makes it. After nearly five years in New York, Julie has lived in walk-ups, co-ops, doorman buildings, and one and two bedrooms, but vows that she won't feel like she's "arrived" until she finds a place with a garbage disposal.

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• Submissions Welcome: Are you a Maker? Do you have great how-to's and tips to share? Do you have a winning personality or are you just a great character? Tell us here and we'll consider sending our video team to tape you for the site.


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