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Book Review: At Work at Home

Does your home office's layout leave something to be desired? This book will help you design a more suitable work space.

This story appears in the July 2001 issue of

With the creation of the and advancing , working from has become more of a reality than ever. Today, millions of Americans operate homebased businesses. So Neal Zimmerman's At Work at Home: Design Ideas for Your Home Workplace comes to us at a very opportune time.

In his 200-page book, Zimmerman details how to design a that's both comfortable and efficient. The book is divided into seven sections, taking you from the simplest idea of a work place all the way through to an ideal office. Filled with hundreds of pictures as well as countless possibilities for creating suitable environments, this book uncovers a spectrum of possibilities. From shared spaces to spare bedrooms to adding on, At Work at Home shows you how to create an office just for you. Whether you require a traditional office or need something crafted for, say, a florist or an aerobics instructor, you'll find numerous examples and ideas to build on. Zimmerman also offers helpful reminders of potential problems, like city ordinances and regulations or even management.

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