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Small home office design

What design / remodel / reno / decoration ideas do you have for a home office / chillout space backing onto a kitchen, 7'4" wide by 9' long , with 9' ceiling, for a DINKY couple in Queens, NY? [more inside]
posted by lalochezia on Jun 19, 2014 - 4 answers

Tier 4 visa (US to UK). What should I know?

What do I need to know and be prepared for when applying for a tier 4 visa to relocate from the US to the UK? How will my (totally minor and mundane, youthful, etc.) criminal record come into play, and how can I get in front of any potential issues? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 7, 2014 - 2 answers

Hello, we'd like to outsource our home office.

My boyfriend and I would like to rent a nearby office space to use as....well, office space. However, neither of us have enough freelance income to justify the cost on the application papers. [more inside]
posted by redsparkler on May 19, 2014 - 12 answers

Heavy Excel user ISO work-from-home setup

I'm looking for recommendations on a home-office setup that will eliminate the need for going into the office on weekends. [more inside]
posted by undercoverhuwaaah on Oct 12, 2013 - 6 answers

What kind of visa do I need to study and telecommute in the U.K. for three months?

American going to UK for 3 months, in need some immigration help. Any specialists here? Special snowflake details follow. [more inside]
posted by Borborygmus on Dec 17, 2012 - 5 answers

How do you keep track of your marketing as a freelancer?

How do you track your marketing efforts to potential clients as a freelancer? [more inside]
posted by bradbane on Oct 19, 2012 - 2 answers

Help Me Watch TV AND Work from Home

Please recommend a monitor that will double as a TV, or a TV that will double as a monitor. [more inside]
posted by xingcat on May 23, 2012 - 12 answers

Cozy it's not

Highly functional large room ideas for a small family of three? [more inside]
posted by rumposinc on May 20, 2012 - 11 answers

Adjustable Standing Desk for $150 or less

Where can I get an adjustable standing desk for under $150 without having to DIY it? [more inside]
posted by melancholyplay on May 10, 2012 - 13 answers

A taller-than-average desk

Where can I get an attractive desk at least 80cm high in the UK? [more inside]
posted by fightorflight on Apr 24, 2012 - 3 answers

I need a receptionist in a virtual way

I am in need of a live (real person) virtual receptionist for my growing small business. I [more inside]
posted by digividal on Feb 13, 2012 - 11 answers

Help me get my binders and books off the floor!

Where can I find relatively inexpensive shelving solutions that work for my home office? At least 4 feet tall, preferably 5 feet or more, and no wider than 28 inches. Folding shelves is what I've been looking for, with lackluster results, so I'm open to ideas. The closest Ikea is 4 hours one way.
posted by Giggilituffin on Feb 13, 2012 - 8 answers

I have a messy desk. Help me with better ideas.

I have a messy desk. Please help with suggestions/ideas on how to make a better arrangement. [more inside]
posted by Argyle on Dec 30, 2011 - 12 answers

Converting a phone into a SPEAKER phone.

Help me use my phone as a small office conference call solution (smartphone/android). [more inside]
posted by yonation on Dec 1, 2011 - 8 answers

What can I do with a very tiny home office?

My home office space is about 12 square feet. How can I make best use of the space I've got? [more inside]
posted by Catseye on Oct 22, 2011 - 11 answers

How to dim LEDs on electronics?

I'm looking for a way to dim LEDs on computers/electronics without completely darkening them. [more inside]
posted by PCjabber on Aug 23, 2011 - 19 answers

Help me not move my office into a dank cave

What’s the cheapest way to make an unfinished basement work as usable living/working space? [more inside]
posted by victoriab on Jun 3, 2011 - 11 answers

Advice on purchasing an LED projector

Aiming to buy an LED projector, a market I know little about. [more inside]
posted by foursentences on Jun 2, 2011 - 9 answers

I want to buy a home office audio system this weekend

Please guide me in buying 2 speakers plus sub-woofer and an amp for my 13 foot square home office (with TV and computer). I am adrift even after a good bit of research. My budget, room size and needs are more modest than in past questions I read. Also mail order is out. Lots of details and clarification within. [more inside]
posted by forthright on May 13, 2011 - 14 answers

New Home Office "HR" Policies

I'll soon be working from home full time. What are some "policies" I can enact for my home office to keep my productivity, sanity and health intact? [more inside]
posted by Diplodocus on Mar 31, 2011 - 21 answers

Starting an office from scratch

Helping a startup company set up home office. Right now it's 5-6 employees, with 4 on-site. Have questions regarding office machines. [more inside]
posted by sundrop on Jan 21, 2011 - 4 answers

Need an expandable phone that isn't awful

I need a new phone for the home office. Degree of difficulty: Home phone service is VOIP, so the "base unit" must be in a closet in the living room, but I need speakerphone functionality (ideally a constantly-plugged-in unit, not a handset) three rooms away in the office. [more inside]
posted by um_maverick on Jan 14, 2011 - 1 answer

Keyboard Tray Recommendations?

Recommend an awesomely adjustable keyboard slide/tray for my obnoxiously thick Expedit desk? [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on Nov 16, 2010 - 2 answers

Best home office printer, scanner?

Having had 3 all-in-one printer/fax/scanner units go kerblooey after less than a year of moderate use each, I'm thinking I need to go to separate printer and scanner units. (I don't need the fax function; this is done directly from the computers.) Looking for recommendations for color / black-and-white printers, and scanners, that you've found to be robust and reliable. Please cite brands and models. Thanks!
posted by charris5005 on Jun 2, 2010 - 9 answers

What does the UK Home Secretary do?

Please explain the UK's Home Secretary Cabinet position to an interested American. [more inside]
posted by zooropa on May 12, 2010 - 19 answers

Replacement UK ID card

I've lost my UK identity card for foreign nationals and was planning to travel in 3 weeks. Is there any way to get a replacement, fast? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 10, 2009 - 3 answers

How to set up a second phone number for a home office, cheap, in Canada?

How to set up a second phone number for a home office, cheap, in Canada? [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit on Jul 25, 2009 - 20 answers

Need products to help organize a home office

What organizational products should I get for a home office? [more inside]
posted by mtphoto on Jun 24, 2009 - 6 answers

Help me not become blind and decrepit in my own home

I'm working from home full-time. Hooray! Except the corporate overlords aren't inclined to send an ergonomics expert around to the house to make sure I'm not slowly killing myself. I have a few specific questions about ergonomics and visual health in a home office. [more inside]
posted by [user was fined for this post] on Nov 8, 2008 - 11 answers

A desk with doors?

Can you recommend a specific secretary, armoire, or rolltop desk that will hold (and hide) a large-ish computer? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Aug 20, 2008 - 5 answers

How can I get whiteboard or dry erase space, without paying a lot of money?

>How can I have lots of whiteboard/dry-erase surface, without paying a lot, and without altering the walls/furniture of my apartment? [more inside]
posted by k7lim on May 29, 2008 - 20 answers

Typing this question hurt more than it really should.

Can someone recommend an ergonomics consultant in Toronto who will work with a home office? [more inside]
posted by jacquilynne on May 15, 2008 - 3 answers

Dark chair mats?

Is there such a thing as a dark-colored (black or brown) chair mat? Possibly woodgrain? If so, where can I get one?
posted by kindall on Apr 15, 2008 - 5 answers

Home office tax deduction worth rumored "red flag?"

I'm still debating taking the home office deduction on this year's taxes. [more inside]
posted by answergrape on Apr 15, 2008 - 13 answers

TaxMe Questions

Questions about handling income from housemates and home office deductions. [more inside]
posted by ottereroticist on Apr 4, 2008 - 2 answers

What gear should I buy for a home office?

What technology gear makes for a good home office? [more inside]
posted by brain_drain on Feb 5, 2008 - 14 answers

Can you help me find a new desk?

Can you help me find a new home office desk? [more inside]
posted by Tacos Are Pretty Great on Dec 30, 2007 - 16 answers

Garage renovation

Need ideas and suggestions for converting a detached two-car garage into a home office and a more efficient storage space. The garage is roughly 20' x 20' and about 70 years old, uninsulated, unvented, with a poured concrete floor. What are some features we should think about adding, and what are some possible pitfalls? Before/after photos and personal stories of renovation/conversion also sought. [more inside]
posted by Asparagirl on Jul 3, 2007 - 13 answers

Should I go with H&R Block, or find a "real" accountant?

My 2006 taxes are going to be complicated, for me at least. I had one full time job, and a ton of freelance gigs. I don't think I'll be able to muddle thru TurboTax like I have in past years. So, is H&R Block a good deal or should I find a "real" accountant? [more inside]
posted by misanthropicsarah on Jan 10, 2007 - 31 answers

Home Office Productivity

How can I increase my home office productivity? [more inside]
posted by Xurando on Apr 2, 2006 - 7 answers

My raven-like writing desk

Fancy-desk question! Can you help me determine if a blotter/desk pad is right for me? [more inside]
posted by Eideteker on Nov 15, 2005 - 9 answers

home office zen

I'm building a large (about 12 linear feet) corner desk as a general workspace, with an emphasis on computing. Since it is being built from the ground up, I'm planning on doing things like installing an iPod dock flush with the desk, as well as a bank of usb/firewire/media cards ports. I've a few more thoughts, but would like to like to know your good ideas. [more inside]
posted by ArcAm on Feb 24, 2005 - 21 answers

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