Dynamo DIY Ideas From Unplggd Tech Tours

Dynamo DIY Ideas From Unplggd Tech Tours

Sarah Rae Smith
Feb 1, 2010

Many home office spaces require a little DIY to make them fit your needs. No matter how many products are designed to make things more efficient, each person is just enough different that a little customization is always in order. Here's a few of our favorite DIY ideas you might not have seen from our recent Tech Tours!

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Personalize Your Lighting: Lighting in a home office is a great place to add personalization — and we're not just talking about your choice of light bulb. Aside from all the rest of the hard work that went on in Gregory's Refreshed & Refreshing Home Office, we have to pay tribute to the time spent on the ceiling fixtures. After hardwiring the BRASA set up from IKEA for the ceiling, the inside of the shade was given a bit of personality. It is after all, the part you see the most. It's nice new yellow hue sets the tone for the space before you ever set foot inside. Sometimes a little spray paint makes a huge difference!

Lighten Up With Sheers: Finding the space for anything, let alone a tech collection, in a small space is quite a challenge. But if you take a close look in the Houston Hi-Tech In A Small Space tour there's one space saving tech problem that's been solved better than we've ever seen it before. Pull down screens for projectors are always an eyesore, but not if they're shining on sheers. Not only enabling two-way viewing but not creating a visual barrier in a small space is a double win!

Bright & Bold Paint: Showcased nicely in Tess and Jesse's Basement Studio, this bright yellow zig-zag wall was hand painted and really brings a bit of flare to the space. Electronics in general always seems to bring down a space (like a big black tv screen or monitor) so a bit of cheer is aways a nice touch!

Wall Panels: Although the lack of wires is most likely caught your eye in the East Sussex A/V Dream House, you might take a gander at the DIY wall panels that were created. They'll help with sound dampening a little, but make the tech in the space look even more slick. Even though it doesn't say what these panels are made from, we're pretty sure you could find a good deal at your local hardware store. Pus, they'll even make the cuts for you, so all you have to do is prime, paint and hang!

Hidden Peripherals: Upon first glance at the home office in Andrew's Ingenious Floating Monitor Home Office, you're immediately drawn to the array of monitors and their illumination. But what makes this space truly great is the hidden wiring and components that are tucked away in a hollowed out shelf. Hiding away the ugly and letting the lights shine through the front, it's a great project to make any office extra cool.

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