Are you working in a shared home office? Hopefully you’ve worked out the preliminaries: hours of operation, music vs. silence, a policy for drop-in visitors, and a shared opinion of what “tidy and uncluttered” means.
For an office setup, I love using a Partner’s Desk; it has wonderful visual appeal, and is a great space-saving arrangement for two people who spend most of their time interacting with their computers and each other. However, if you’re both on the phone a lot, you might prefer the more isolated spaces of a parallel work station.
In the pictured office, most of the storage space is against the back wall, where each work station enjoys its own. If storage is shared, make sure it can be accessed without anybody getting disturbed.
Windows are obviously your most valuable lighting resource. You can direct your task lighting to specific work spaces quite readily with swing arm desk lamps. Ambient lighting effects are easily achieved with under counter rope lighting, which always adds distinctive character to your spaces.
Invest wisely in your chairs; make sure they satisfy comfort and function in equal measure!
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