What is your home office setup?
I'm pretty much rocking the laptop-on-lap-on-the-sofa approach to the ergonomic workspace right now, but I'm moving soon and looking for ideas.
My house has an awkward lay-out, and as a result, has 3 dens, a odd shapped entry/sitting room and a couple of extra bedrooms. There isn't really a living room aside from the entry (8x14).
I ended up putting the living room in the downstairs den, and used one of the upstairs dens into an office/den -- My kids are allowed in this room only when I'm not working. I have a couch and a TV, and my work desk, and my personal desk. I put them adjacent to one another so I only have to turn to the left to go from my home pc to my work pc. I also put my personal monitor on an Ergotron Monitor stand so I could swivel over to sit next to my work screen. It allows me to watch movies or keep up with Woot while I'm working without having to twist my head around.
I'm not sure if I like the current set up or not, I'm still trying to decide. Perhaps I'll get some better ideas here
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I don't have any good ideas for you, I guess. My "home office" was reclaimed from the "dining room" when we built the house. I have a computer desk w/hutch and a wall-mounted 32" TV so I can multi-task when there's something on that I want to watch while I woot. No actual work gets done here though, as my paying job involves another type of of labor.read more collapse
I don't have a standard set up (certainly not one that would be useful to you), but I've got a few suggestions. My own computer room has two large racks (6'x3'x18"), with five shelves each (but I don't use the top shelf for anything, since I am only 5'). I have mostly computers on the shelves, but also random equipment (including one 8-Port KVM on each), and my Cisco router takes up half a shelf by itself. There's more, but you get the idea.
I always believe that the most important thing in a home office (or any office) is a comfortable chair, and I prefer to have something I can put my feet up on, too. I used to have a desk, but got rid of it, and just use a table instead. Much friendlier to the knees. I really recommend a two-drawer filing cabinet or so. It helps to keep you organized, and they're a perfect height for things like printers.
I have a bulletin board, and one of those month/year at a glance calendars.
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