The Monochrome Home Office Remodel

The Monochrome Home Office Remodel

Range Govindan
Jun 17, 2010

This home office makeover was long overdue. The end result was a very smart-looking home office, than anyone would love to work in. Particular attention was paid to making this an almost paperless office, as well as stashing most of the peripherals away.

The computer was also optimized so that it's as quiet as possible. A solid state drive was used, as well as a low-wattage processor. Apparently, you can barely hear it from a few feet away, although the graphics card does make some noise, since it's got a dedicated fan.

It took Ediblestarfish 7 years before finally getting around to remodeling his home office. The room is a hybrid between a den and an office, not ideally suited for a home office, but it suits him perfectly. Most of the furniture came from IKEA. It was a compromise since it's perfectly adequate for durability and aesthetics. He found that the color of the oak floors would be overwhelming if the room was painted in different colors. That's why Ediblestarfish went with a more neutral color. He went with light and dark grey combination, as well as using white for an accent and trim color.

A Peachtree Nova integrated amplifier/DAC furnishes the sound for the headphones and speakers. He also uses a Rythmik F12SE servo subwoofer. The IKEA desk's underside was spray-painted black to match the rest, otherwise there would have been a strange reflection from the chrome furnishings.

All in all, it's a great remodel. A lot of thought went into it to optimize the layout and the furniture so that it worked harmoniously. You can check out his full Flickr set here.

[via Lifehacker, photos by Ediblestarfish]

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