Combined Bedroom & Home Office: No-No or Necessity?

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Living in a smallish two-room apartment (plus kitchen and bath) means our living room plays triple duty serving as living room, dining room and home office. After a recent frustrating afternoon of trying to work while the husband was passionately, and quite vocally, watching Sunday football, I caved and moved my "home office" (or desk as some call it) into our bedroom.

I once read that the bedroom should be your sanctuary and work should be kept far, far away, but after Sunday's episode I realized that my sanity was more important than the sanctity of our bedroom.

For all of you small space dwellers out there, where is your work space? If your home office is also your bedroom, how do you keep the workspace and sleep space separate? Do you have rules like no laptops in bed or late night checking of email?

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