Home Office Idea: Built-In Banquette

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As wireless technology gets better and better, the home office is changing. Working from home no longer requires a room of one's own (and in small city apartments extra rooms are a luxury that many can't afford). We like the idea of a built-in banquette that can double as both a dining room and a home office. A while ago we clipped this photo of a gorgeous banquette from Chicago Home + Garden. The seating contains hidden storage that could easily house files and office supplies.

Although the bench might not be feasible for task seating, a more comfortable chair could be pulled up to the table while you work. At the end of the day, hide your laptop and files in the built-in storage compartments.

To see Chicago Home + Garden's full article on this modern minimalist home, click here.