Help! I'm married to a computer geek, and we are in desperate need of some home office solutions.
One side of the room is fine: the corner houses a rather functional elbow-shaped desk, which is surrounded by a tall window on one side and a deck door on the other. No major problems there, but also not a lot of room for change.
But oh, the horror that hits you as soon as you turn around to face the room's one and only long, uninterrupted wall! Picture two mismatched desks. On top of one is our large printer/fax/copier, while underneath it are several computer towers and other miscellaneous electronic bits with flashing lights and snaking cords. Yeah, that's a sexy look. On top of the other desk is a small bookcase (there's no room for it on the floor); it holds countless books and binders, and the ones that couldn't fit are stacked around it. Below it are several plastic Office Max bins that hold files. Again, very sexy. Finally, between the two bookcases is a black filing cabinet that tends to collect all sorts of crap on top.
Dear MeFites, please hit me with your best ideas/discoveries in the area of attractive, geek-friendly office storage solutions. We wouldn't mind keeping the existing filing cabinet; however, everything else can go! We are hoping for something that can be attached to the wall to take advantage of the vertical space and conceal some less-than-pretty bits (these
?). We crave a tidy and clutter-free look, but are not at all interested in craft-lady office storage with pretty baskets and such. On the other hand, we are also done
with the plastic bin look. A horizontal surface of some sort is needed as well (at least to house the printer), but we don't absolutely need another desk in there.
Many thanks in advance.