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October 2013

The Organized Work Space

5 Stylish Ways to Manage Clutter

Whatever kind of work you do at home—whether it’s launching a start-up internet empire, supervising the kids’ homework, or catching up on the day’s bills, sports scores, and correspondence—it pays off in productivity to make your work areas as organized and aesthetically pleasing as possible.


Custom built-ins from Design Development go a long way toward putting the underutilized spaces in your home to the best possible use. 


  1. With new bookshelves, a rarely used extra bedroom can become a library/media room that’s enjoyed every day. A pullout sofa turns the space into a private guest suite.

  2. In a narrow galley kitchen, a built-in bar/counter large enough to accommodate a laptop provides a comfortable perch for researching recipes.  

  3. By controlling clutter and establishing organized filing systems, beautiful custom built-ins can help you to manage your time better, giving you more time to relax and enjoy.

  4. Whether you have a spare room or a just few square feet by the window to convert, custom furnishings and built-ins that complement the style of your home and facilitate the work you need to accomplish there result in making your entire life more organized, efficient, and comfortable.

  5. Consider transforming a wide hallway into a dedicated homework zone, with custom desks, bulletin boards, and, of course, a built-in day bed for reading or napping when all the work just gets to be too, too much. This daybed base has storage drawers that can be used for sports paraphernalia, dress-up clothes, or lateral files, as needs require.


At Design Development, we believe smart work spaces are one of the best investments you can make in your home. Call us to find how we can make your home function better for you this fall.


We look forward to working for you! 

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