Sharing An Office...With A Bed

Sharing An Office...With A Bed

Kristen Lubbe
Aug 5, 2010

We recently wrote about Downsizing Solutions: Double-Duty Rooms. We realized that the majority of the double-duty rooms we were coming across were home offices that doubled as guest bedrooms. Although the idea isn't all that knew, we were curious about why it's the most popular solution.

We understand that not everyone has the luxury of living in a three bedroom home, so we can understand needing to nix the idea of a guest bedroom or office. We do find it interesting when the two are mixed.

We obviously work from home, so we spend a lot of time on our computer and sometimes we need an office to lock ourselves in in order to get all of our work done. So what happens when you have a guest over? If we combined our office and guest bedroom, the room would be out of commission when someone stayed with us.

We're also not really sure we'd want our computer locked in a room with a guest. We certainly wouldn't imagine that any of our "private" information would be compromised, we're more worried about those less tech-savvy individuals that could put our actual computer at risk. While we're sleeping, we don't know what they could be looking at on the computer (touchy subject, we know, but it's worth bringing up!).

So what do you think about sharing your home office with a bed?

Images: Jill Slater, Adrienne Breaux

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