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Our home office is almost all paperless, so this would work perfectly for us. It actually makes us wish we had just a little pass-through between rooms (okay, it would be nice if we also had separate rooms). A shelf/desk, stool, and a laptop, that's all we need...

...but it might not work as well for those with lots of stuff to store.

Image: Mark Lund/This Old House